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Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device

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How to unlock Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 password without losing data?

I forgot my password. It's only numbers and ten digits long. I have lots of important data. How can I unlock my tablet?

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To unlock your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 without losing any of your data, you will need to try the Google account information method. Enter the wrong password up to 20 times. Your tablet should then ask for your Google account information. Enter it; your tablet will then unlock, allowing you to remove or change the password to something you can remember. If you don't remember your Google account information, go here to try to recover it. If you are unable to recover your information, your tablet doesn't ask for your information, or if you never logged into a Google account in the first place, you will need to perform a Factory Reset on your tablet to unlock it so you can use it again. As you may already know, a Factory Reset will wipe all of your tablet's data to bring it back to its original factory settings. To learn how to perform a proper Factory Reset on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, read through and follow the steps in this great VisiHow guide. Once the reset is done, be sure to log your tablet into a Google account to which you know the password. Also, write down the password you choose to lock your tablet with on a piece of paper, so you have something to refer to in the future in case you forget your password again. Keep this piece of paper somewhere that is safe and secure, so it doesn't become lost or stolen.

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I forgot my Galaxy Tab2 password, I tried many times but did not find Google account option?

I forgot my Galaxy Tab2 password, I tried many times but did not find Google account option. I have tried: I have tried password

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It can take several attempts of putting in the wrong password before you see the option of Forgot Password or use your Google Account. Keep attempting until you see that and use the Google Account because this way you will not have to hard reset your Galaxy Tab 2.

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How to retrieve photos from a password locked Galaxy Tab 3 without a hard reset?

Forgot the password to my tablet. I have tried: Think of a password too many time. I think it was caused by: Talking and was not paying attention to the password, I was thinking that I was entering the password of the hotel to utilized their internet

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Use Google Accounts Recovery to access the Galaxy Tab 3. Because you stated you are in a hotel, you may not have a PC to connect the tablet to Kies on the PC to transfer the photos. If you by chance have your laptop then try to Kies to transfer the photos before you hard reset if your Google Account credentials can't be recovered.

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Sir, I lost my Android Micromax canvas tab P470 pattern lock password?

Sir, I lost my Android Micromax canvas tab P470 pattern lock password. Please help me.

Your Micromax Canvas P470 will alert you after having typed in the wrong password five times.Wait for about 30 seconds and try typing it again. In the left corner of the unlock screen, there will be the "Forgotten the password" prompt. Select it and use your Google Account password. If you have forgotten the Google Account, you can use Google's Accounts Recovery service.

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To hard reset your Micromax Canvas P470 if you can't gain access using your Google Account:

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    Turn off the tablet.
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    Hold down simultaneously the Volume + and Power buttons.
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    Release the buttons when you see the Android man on his back with an exclamation point.
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    To enter the Recovery Menu you will hold down the Volume - for 20 seconds.
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    Once you are in the menu, use the Volume buttons to navigate and Power to select Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
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    Confirm that you want to hard reset and then press the Power button to begin the process.
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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: Can't unlock Android phone after providing e-mail and waiting for 24 hrs?

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Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device
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Hi, I would like you to help me open my tab, I forgot my username and password, and my device doesn't appear on Google?

How to open it without Google?

If you have a Samsung and registered with Samsung's Find My Mobile your device may be supported to unlock. You also may be looking on Google's Device Manager which is why you are not seeing your tablet but it is Google Account Recovery that you want to use to regain your Google credentials. This has no specific device attached but helps you regain your Google Account.

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I allowed my friend to use my tablet. she has put a password on MY tablet that I cannot access anything, and has moved without the same contact number. HELP?

RCA model#RCT6573W23. Cannot get the password correct.

There is no way to bypass that pin lock without hard resetting a RCA tablet. You can certainly try accessing with your Google Account but usually on the RCA tablets they have to be hard reset. RCA has created a Video Tutorial on how to hard reset their tablets. They also have a list of Reset Instructions for your specific Operating Systems.

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It might take a few attempts for the hard reset to go through. This has happened to me with a former RCA tablet. I had to attempt three times before the tablet finally acknowledged the hard reset. So if you find that it is failing, try again and you will succeed. Sorry that this friend did this to you. It was written of her to change your password and then her phone number.

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How to you unlock my tab, my child entered the wrong pattern too many times, now it is blocked and don't want to lose my data?

How to you unlock my tab, my child entered the wrong pattern too many times, now it is blocked and don't want to lose my data. I have tried: Just tried to use a Google account. I think it was caused by: The wrong pattern was entered too many times

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If you used the correct Google Account credentials but it denied it, log in to Gmail on your PC. Go into My Accounts and then Security. You will see a section towards the bottom of the list about Applications. Go in there and make sure that you do not have 2 step verification enabled. This will block a regular password input.

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How to reset Hero tab Alpha 2?

Forgot my pattern lock, how to reset my tab without internet connection

You can still use your Google Account even though you are not connected to the internet. You won't be able to use remote unlock methods that require WiFi but Google Accounts Recovery can help you find your password if you do not remember it. You can also try typing in null for the password. Sometimes this works as a master unlock for certain devices.

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How to reset T9500-B without losing my data?

I can't find any solution. Most solutions does not work on my phone

If your phone is locked then try to use the Google Accounts Recovery. This way you will not lose your data. Google has put into place several ways to recover your Google Account password. Since you probably are not connecting using the ADB tools method, this will be the best way for you.

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How do you revoke the access? I don't understand?

The procedures for the revoking process

Revoke Access means that you delete the former password and set up a new one using the AuthSubTokens method. First, try the Google Accounts Recovery option of trying to find out what that password or email was that you used to setup your Google Account before you revoke access and start a new password process. Depending on your device, if you change your password like this, Google can suspend access to the device for 72 hours.

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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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