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How to unlock my device for Samsung Galaxy y?

I m using Android phone...Too many pattern attempts done, please give me solution to unlock phone

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If you have forgot your password to your device you will need to use your Gmail account information in order to gain access to your device without having to perform a Factory Reset. Visit www.gmail.com in order for you to be able retain your information if you have forgot your Gmail information.

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If in case that you cannot do forgot pattern/password to know the correct pattern. You need to reset the phone back to factory settings and will delete all data on phone. I n order for you to reset the phone, you need to press and hold a couple of buttons, see the steps for your phone:

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  1. 1
    Shut off the phone
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  2. 2
    Press and hold volume up
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  3. 3
    Press and hold home button
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    Press and hold power and wait at least 20 seconds and let go.
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    Once you have a recovery menu, simply select wipe data
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    Select on Yes and wait till it is done and reboot
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Your phone will now be unlock and set to factory settings.

How to reset my Android tab to factory settings?

Android Tablet forgotten password

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It is very possible for you to be able to perform a Factory Reset on your device and this will be possible by performing the steps that I will place below in order to help you with your situation. First understand that by performing a Hard Reset on your device you will be removing all information from your device so back up your information to not lose anything that is important:

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Without knowing your current model I will be giving you the generic Hard Reset option for Android devices

-Power down your device

-Hold the power button and volume up key

-Use the volume keys to highlight Factory Reset

-Press the power button to make the selection

-After it erases your information use the volume key to highlight reboot device

-Press the power button to make the selection

Here also is a link that you can use in order to view the reset options

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL2j2Ym9z28

How to unlock my icemobile appollo?

I have try the volume an power button thing an it still is not working is there any other way?

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If you are referring to the Icemobile Apollo , you will to send your phone to its service center so they can reprogram the phone for you. Since you won't have the ability to access the settings (since you forgot the password), this is the only option you have to have it fixed.

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Otherwise, if it is the Galaxy Y, you can do the following:

Try resetting the password of the phone by entering your email and password. Make sure that you are connected to the internet to do this. If not, you will have to do a Hard Reset. This will also delete all apps and data on your Galaxy Y:

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  • charge your phone until it is full (hard resets consume a lot of battery)
  • press and hold the following:

Volume Up

Home key

Power button

  • choose wipe data/Factory Reset
  • choose yes--delete all user data
  • choose reboot now

You can also watch this how-to video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa1YpGfDefo

How to reset password on Android?

I have a Google account. I am able to sign in with Gmail and password from my computer, but not on my Android. Same account, same password....??

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Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device
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How to recover my unlock cellphone?

To unlock my cellphone because I forgot the password

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How to retrieve my Google account password?

I am using Android mobile.Due to multiple attempt done by a kid the pattern lock get locked and now its asking Google account password.unfortunately I forgot that. Can you help me on this.

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How to reset my Samsung Galaxy Note2?

Well first of all my Tmobile phone is not activated at this time and it had a pattern pass-code my 5 years old daughter was playing with phone and it locked due to too many pattern attempts .. am I able to recover it without losing all my data or does the phone have to be active

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Trying to rest RCA Pro 10 edition Tablet with wireless keyboard?

My grand daughter somehow put a password on my Tablet and now she doesn't remember what it is and my Tablet is stuck in that mode, nothing I do works

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Its not opening after I tried to reset my password on Gmail?

It not opening after I tried to reset my password on Gmail because it is a 4 year old phone

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Hi, I changed the pin on my Samsung Galaxy Young and forgot the new pin! How do I unlock it please?

I changed the pin on my Galaxy Young phone and forgot it, so how do I unlock it now?

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Do I hold volume, home and power all together for twenty seconds?

Not sure if I hold all three buttons together or one at a time and for how long

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