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

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I have forgotten my email and I want to reset my Samsung tab 7.0?

First I have forgotten my tab patterns and I attempted too many wrong patterns and I also forgot my email so I am facing difficulty to restore my tab.

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You can remove your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0's lock by performing a Hard Reset. However, this will delete everything on your phone. To Hard Reset your phone, please do the following.

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    Turn off your Tablet.
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    Simultaneously press and hold the Volume Up button and the Power button until the Samsung logo appears on your Tablet.
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    Your device will now enter the Android system recovery mode.
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    Use your Volume Down button to go to "wipe data/Factory Reset" option, then press the Power button to select the option.
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    Go to "Yes -- delete all user data" option using your volume down key, then select it with your Power button.
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    Then after the wipe is complete, select "reboot system now".
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    That's it.
    Your lock is now removed.
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If you do not know your Gmail account information you can visit the Google Account Recovery Portal in order to use the forgot username/password option on the site to regain your missing or forgotten information. By getting this information you will be able to log back into your device by using your Gmail information.

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Locked Samsung Tab and don't remember password. Also somehow lost the Gmail account access?

How can I open my Samsung Galaxy Tab now?

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As long as you have internet access, you can use the Google Account Recovery option, linked earlier in this Q&A. That will allow you to reset your device password, and set up a new one. This is the easiest and fastest way to regain access to your locked Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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Another option is to use the paid Screen Lock Pro app, which will cost you about $4, and allow you to reset your information. Note that you will also need internet access to reset your password using this function on your Galaxy Tab.

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If none of these options work for you, then your only option is to reset the device. Please read our guide on how to Perform a factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy Tab, which will allow you to reset the device and restart. Note that this option will cause you to lose all information stored on the device. It should not delete anything on your SD card, but to be safe, you should remove your SD card before performing a Factory Reset.

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My child locked his pad and can't remember his Gmail account?

My son locked his pad and can't remember his Gmail account to log in.

Go to Google Accounts Authority and try to recover his Google Account credentials. You should at least try that before you have to hard reset. My child got locked out and the first time I hard reset and she had to start all her game apps over again because she could not remember her login for those games. I made sure I put a dummy Gmail account on there and filed the credentials away and sure enough she did it again. I tested the Google Account Authority even though we had the password and it worked.

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

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I'm cannot unlock my HTC phone by pressing volume up button and power OFF or by Gmail account, I know I used the right Gmail?

By pressing volume up button and power OFF or by Gmail account, I know I used the right Gmail.

Login to Gmail on the PC. Go into My Account and then Security. You will see a section on the bottom of the page about Applications. See if you have 2 step verification enabled because this is why your Google Account is probably not working to get into the phone. Once you have disabled it, you will be able to use the Google Account to unlock your HTC.

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I erased all data to start again on my iPad and cannot remember my original password to get back into my iPad?

Its about 6 months since I used my iPad, recharged to let updates catch up. When I switched on I found I needed to erase all data and start again as it was so long since I used it. Now when I put password I thought was correct in, it doesn't give me the opportunity to reset my password. What to do?

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If you have synced iTunes on a computer then all you have to do is connect to the PC. From the iTunes account on your PC, start a new Sync session. It may automatically begin syncing and you would not have to manually start the sync. Once the sync is done you will see an option to Update or Restore iPad. Choose the Restore.

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If you have not synced to the computer in the past or perhaps got a new PC, put your iPad back in Recovery Mode and connect to the PC. You will be given an option to restore with iTunes.

Brand new tablet. Grandchild set a password and cannot remember what the password was?

Please help to bypass password or some other way to work the tablet

If you did not set up a Google Account for an Android OS or iTunes/iCloud account for iOS, hard reset the tablet. You can follow the instructions in the QNA on this page or in the VisiHow article Hard reset your Android phone or tablet when you forget the passcode or lock pattern. You may have to switch around which Volume Key combo you use but you will be able to get into Recovery Mode to Factory Reset.

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How can I reset my Samsung Galaxy S5 pin number?

I have no idea what I just changed my password to. It is giving me the only option to factory reset. Please help me

Go to Samsung's Find My Mobile and unlock your Galaxy S5. Once you have done that, disable the pin lock. You should have gotten an option to log in with your Google Account before it went into the prompt to Factory Reset. Pull the battery to Soft Reset. Unlock with Samsung.

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad 2. Back in August I went overseas, as a precaution, I entered a numeric password. Returned from the trip, my tablet has been sitting until recently. After booting up, ask for the password. After all the password I had been using, none has worked. I do have a Gmail account, but I regret not registering this tablet. I did try ADB to erase the password, but do not work. My PC do see the tablet, but ADB do not. What can I do?

Screen lock password forgotten

You can attempt until you get the option to login with your Google Account. It may take up to 20 failed attempts before you see either Forgot Password or Login in with Google Account. Keep trying until you get one of those messages. ADB will not work if you did not have it on the tablet before it was locked. You also could have USB debugging enabled which will make the ADB not work initially.

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My Android phone had a Master Reset and I've forgotten my Gmail password. it was in the phone is there anyway to recover it?

Need access to lost passwords inside Android phone

You can recover them with Google Account Authority. In the future, go into Settings and back up your phone with Google. You will be able to Restore this way also if you have to hard reset. Usually, this is found in Settings under Account at the bottom of the list. You may have already enabled that previously, so go into your Settings and try to Restore.

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How do I unlock a ZTE phone model number Z665C?

My son had a phone and left it at my house, he had a passcode to unlock the screen, he has since forgotten the password, and I would like to unlock the phone so I can activate it for me to use

Ask your son if he knows what his Google Account is for that phone. You can unlock it through the Google Account. Otherwise, since you want to use this phone for your use, just hard reset it so the phone is fresh for you to use.

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    Power off the ZTE.
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    Hold down Power and Volume +.
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    Once you see the Android, release the buttons.
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    Use the Volume keys to navigate in the Recovery Menu.
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    Find Wipe Data/Factory Reset and use Power to select.
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    Confirm that you want to factory reset.
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    Set up the phone to your preferences.
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My LG phone F160, I've entered many wrong passwords, so it is requiring reset pattern from PC?

My LG phone F160, I've entered many wrong passwords, so it is requiring reset pattern from PC

You can see in this Youtube Tutorial how to hard reset your LG F160. You should have been given an option to login with your Google Account but if you have not then just hard reset the device.

I can't remember my password and I am worried I will lock my device if I keep guessing. its a pin number?

I can't remember my pin number

If you have a Samsung device, you can unlock it with Samsung's Find My Mobile. You should keep attempting until you get the option to login with your Google Account.

Hi, I have an Acer Iconia that belonged to my late mum, when I switch it on, it got her email address but nobody knows her password. How do I reset or put my own password in please?

Hi, I have an Acer Iconia that belonged to my late mum, when I switch it on, it got her email address but nobody knows her password. How do I reset or put my own password in please

First try through Google Accounts Authority to retrieve her password. Since she is your mother, you may know enough for the authentication process. Otherwise to hard reset the Acer Iconia watch this Youtube Tutorial.

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Hello sir, actually I have forgotten the pattern I had set as a password in my Micromax canvas spark phone, and it is not even showing the option of forgotten password. Now what to do?

I have forgotten the pattern which I had set as a password in my Micromax canvas spark Android phone and it is not even showing the option of forgotten password. Now what to do? please help me

It can take up to 20 attempts before you see the option to use your Google Account to login. Keep attempting until you see that prompt. You can also try having someone call you and during that call, go into Settings and disable the pin lock.

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