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

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My daughter locked my Android Tablet with a pattern lock. Now for unlocking, I'm getting regular alpha-numeric keypad?

My daughter locked my Android Tablet with a pattern lock. Now for unlocking, I'm getting regular alpha-numeric keypad. How do I go back to pattern unlock screen?

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When you enter a wrong password/pattern/code a number of times, your device will lock your account. You will have to provide the email (Gmail) and password you used to sync your Google Play store with. You will also need to be connected to the internet via WiFi or data connection. If not, you will have to do a Hard Reset. Do the following to do a Factory Reset:

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NOTE: This will delete all user data and apps on your Tablet

  • turn off your Tablet
  • press the following:

power button

volume up/down or both

home button (if any)

or look for a reset button/hole (http://screencast.com/t/fzfGvTOTJlV)

  • release buttons when you see the logo
  • use volume buttons to navigate and power to choose
  • 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=x6u2qWWeaEM

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Pattern lock wrong entry tried many times, now locked?

My phone is locked, how can I unlock it without hard resetting?

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One of the most common ways to unlock an Android device is using the Google account associated with it. Keep in mind that using this method won't erase any of your data. However, to do this, you must know your Google account username and password, and your phone must be connected to the Internet.

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Follow the steps below to unlock your phone using your Google account:

  1. 1
    On your lock screen, tap on the 'Forgot password?' option
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    This option will be displayed below the password section. If you can't see this, it means your phone is not locked, even if you haven't been able to access it with your pattern. Therefore, you should enter the wrong pattern five times or more in a row to lock the phone and use this option.
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  2. 2
    Now in the username section enter your Google account username.
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  3. 3
    Enter your account password in the password section.
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  4. 4
    Once you proceed, Google will provide some steps to unlock your phone.
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  5. 5
    Your phone will be unlocked once you complete these steps.
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  6. 6
    You should now be able to use your phone.
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You can also read our main article for further guide on unlocking an Android device. You can access this article by clicking on the title of this Q&A page or the link below the article summary.

Sir my device has been locked by wrong pattern entered?

Now my device is asking me the email ID and password .....and I am also entering that but due to net not activated in my locked phone ...my phone is not accepting the ID and Password ....

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My kids forgot the pattern password of his Toshiba Tablet?

Its already locked, the Tablet I want to open it?

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