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

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Sir I forgot my pattern lock for Android tab and now it has been locked?

Is there a way by which I can repair it

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Yes there is. You can enter your email (Gmail) and password when asked. You have to be connected to the internet via WiFi or data connection to do this. If not, then the only option left is to do a Factory Reset. This procedure will delete all apps and data on your Android device. Do the following to do a Factory Reset:

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  • turn off the device
  • press the following:

power button

volume button (up/down or both)

home button (if any)

or you can look for a reset button/hole and press that instead

  • release the power button when you see the Android guy
  • choose recovery mode
  • choose wipe data/Factory Reset
  • choose yes
  • device will reboot or will ask you to reboot

My son put the password in wrong too many times and is now locked out of Tablet?

I can't get it unlocked using my information for Google email account so I'm not sure what else to do to unlock it

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This is unfortunately a common problem with some Android systems. The good news is that you can correct this problem with the Google Account Recovery tool. The tool will ask you some questions that only you will be able to answer, and then it will reset your account. This reset will sync with your phone, and allow you to set a new password.

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You can revisit our article by clicking the link to read the full article, which appears at the end of the summary in this Q&A. Just click Step Two, which will provide instructions.

You can also try using the Google Account Recovery tool yourself. The advantage of using our VisiHow article being that if you end up needing to perform a Factory Reset, you'll already have the article open, and can just scroll down to it.

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How can I open my Galaxy tab 4 that is locked with a pin without losing my data?

My Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231 has refused to open, it keeps telling me wrong password when I have not changed the password. In fact I just use the same password on it yesterday and today it is telling me my password is wrong.

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How to unlock mobile pattern which is locked by children while playing with the mobile?

My mobile has got locked pattern. Now it is asking Google ID & password. While I gave the ID (email) & password it is not accepting. The mobile set was earlier with my wife. I do not know which Google account ID & password to be given to open the lock.

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The Google credentials that have been previously (or initially) added to the device should be used. Those can be your wife's Google account credentials. If you or she forgot them, then navigate to the Google Account Recovery web page. Choose the most suitable recovery option, enter the name of the person, and pass the "I'm not a robot" test. Click "Submit" and follow the instructions on the screen to restore the Google user name. If you or your wife forgot the password, then navigate to Google Password Recovery web page and click "I don't know my password". Enter the associated email address and click "Continue".

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If none of these tips help you, you will need to reset your phone. To do so, follow the steps in the "Factory Reset Android Devices Not Booting Normally" section of our article on how to perform a factory reset.

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

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My Galaxy Tab 3 is not doing anything, why is that happening?

Well, I forgot the my Galaxy Tab 3's password and I kept trying different things up to at least 105 attempts and it will not even show me that thing where you have to enter your email and it allows you to change the password I think that is lock right? well I don't know what to do and I don't exactly know what my question is so I just wrote reset

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Can I unlock Tab 2 without losing my data?

I have forgotten my PIN.

Yes, you can if your Samsung tablet is connected to the Internet and you have an active Samsung account on the tablet. If you do, just navigate to Find My Mobile by Samsung and enter your credentials. After you have done this, click "Unlock my screen" under "Protect my device". Then, just click "Unlock". Reboot your smartphone and get into it!

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If you did not have the Internet connection or a Samsung account, you can try to copy this file onto the SIM card. Then, just press and hold the volume-up and power buttons together until the Samsung logotype appears. Wait until the recovery menu loads and select "install zip", "choose zip", or "apply zip" (with volume buttons to move and the power button to select options) or any other similar options that will allow you to select the copied ZIP file from the microSD card. After applying the ZIP file, reboot the system by selecting "reboot system now".

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If neither advice helped, then you would need to hard-reset your tablet, unfortunately. Power down your tablet. Press and hold the volume-up and power buttons together until the Samsung logotype appears. Wait until the recovery menu loads and select "wipe data/factory reset" and "Yes -- delete all user data" (with volume buttons to move and the power button to select options) Reboot the system by selecting "reboot system now".

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By chance I entered into kid mode, now I cannot get out. I am locked in kid mode?

I did not set up any kid pin code.

Basically, you have to enter the safe mode for your phone and delete Kids Mode.

  1. 1
    Turn off your device.
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  2. 2
    Turn on the phone and quickly press and hold the volume-down button while the phone boots.
    This boots your phone in the safe mode.
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  3. 3
    Unlock your phone.
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  4. 4
    Tap on "TouchWiz Home" if you see it.
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  5. 5
    Open the application list ("Drawer", "Apps", etc).
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    Find the Kids Mode application.
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    Tap and hold Kids Mode and drag it to the trash bin.
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    Reboot the phone.
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Alternatively, follow the steps below.

  1. 1
    Turn off your device.
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  2. 2
    Turn on the phone and quickly press and hold the volume-down button while the phone boots.
    This boots your phone in the safe mode.
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  3. 3
    Unlock your phone.
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  4. 4
    Press the menu button.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Application Manager".
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  7. 7
    Tap on "Kids Mode".
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  8. 8
    Tap on "Clear data" and "Force stop".
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  9. 9
    Tap on "Uninstall" if it is not grayed out.
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  10. 10
    Reboot your phone.
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Also, you can just enter a PIN code several times in the Kids Mode and tap on "Forgot password?" Then, follow the on-screen prompts to restore access to your phone by creating a new PIN, pattern, or password.

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If none of these help, you will need to hard-reset the phone (click "Factory Reset Android Devices Not Booting Normally" at the top and follow the instructions). Warning: all of your data on the device will be lost.

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