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Hard reset your Android phone or tablet when you forget the passcode or lock pattern

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When I hold the power and volume up it just sends me to memo pad its not giving me any option to reboot?

I have a lock screen for a pin and an email that was put on my phone by someone else this is crazy and when I try do do a hard reset it says its disabled do to kill switch..what can I do

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The Kill Switch was put on phones by Google so that a phone or tablet can't be stolen and quickly factory reset. It is sort of like the "Fort Knox" of Android devices though if you try hard enough it can still be unlocked.

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  • If McAfee pops up and asks for a pin try 123456 or 000000. You can also go to https://www.mcafeemobilesecurity.com and click the Forgot Pin option.
  • You can try turning your device off and on again over and over and some users report eventually being able to bypass the kill switch and recover their device.
  • If you have not done a hard reset yet, try this trick because the Kill Switch requires an email account so remove the email account by remove all Google accounts on the phone before factory data reset by setting the lock screen security to none and setting the lock screen security to swipe. This will allow you to assign a new email account as if it was a new device. Good luck!
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What if my volume buttons don't work?

I don't know why but my volume down button doesn't work and I had forgotten my password. I have tried: Clicking the wipe data/factory reset. I think it was caused by: Me messing around with the password, changing the password to pattern

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Try Power+Volume Up+Home and see if that allows you to perform the reset. Most devices can be "tricked" by other button patterns to still factory reset and you just have to find the right combination.

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I have forgotten the pattern lock password for my ASUS tablet and there is no forgotten password option on the screen, help please?

How do I restart my tablet without the forgotten password option

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If you have tried the pattern attempt 5 times and after 30 seconds tried it again, you should have been given a Forgotten Password option on your ASUS tablet. Since you seem to not have that option appearing you will have to perform a hard reset which is explained in the VisiHow article on this page.

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I can't unlock the phone because I forgot the Gmail account login?

The phone is locked, I was trying to reset the phone. I have tried: Resetting phone

Please refer to the VisiHow article on Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device and you will be able to recover your phone.

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Hard reset your Android phone or tablet when you forget the passcode or lock pattern

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How can I reset phone LG161C backup pin code?

My LG wireless TracFone is locked with a backup pin code. None of the key combinations to hard reset the phone are working. I have tried: All Android key combinations for a factory reset (power + volume up, power + volume down, power + home + volume up, power + home + volume down, volume up + home, volume down + home)

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I am not given any option to factory reset, it returns to the enter backup pin screen each time. I think it was caused by: I assume I accidentally set the back up pin in my pocket this morning

You will have to reset the pin through your Google account on the LG phone. Click Forgot Password and on the next screen input your Google account and password. If you do not remember your Google account you can access it through Google Account Recovery.

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Broke phone screen. Got new screen, now it won't accept my password?

I cannot download my info with USB cable so if I hard reset, I lose everything. Any way to unlock and save info?. I have tried: Can't find program to download info into my computer. I think it was caused by: Screen replacement

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No, unfortunately, you will have to hard reset your phone and lose data.

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How do I reset my cousin's phone when she forgot her password?

I have tried holding the power button plus volume button down for 5 to 10 seconds please help

You can recover her password through Google Account Recovery if the phone was originally set up with her Google account.

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My tablet have too many pattern attempts, I don't know my email ID and password?

How to resolve this problem sir, kindly help me ...

You will have to hard reset your tablet following the instructions provided in the VisiHow article on this page.

Forgotten swipe password for LG LK430 tablet?

I tried to do the hard reset on my tablet but it just turned back on regularly.. is the hard reset done by the up volume button and the power button?

You use the volume and power buttons to get the Android Recovery menu to appear and then select Wipe/Factory Reset.

What is the enter key on my phone?

I forgot my phone passcode and after I did the volume up this screen came up that looked weird

Perform a soft reset by holding the power button down for 20 seconds. You may still have to hard reset your phone because you do not remember the passcode.

I have an LG phone that has a backup Pin screen showing but I couldn't for the life of me remember any of my passwords or passwords for this guy?

Just need to be stepped threw either a hard reset or factory reset. I have tried: !!. I think it was caused by: Stupid, you know how, and what to say to help me

You will have to access the Forgot Password option and sign in through your Google account that you assigned to the LG phone. If this does still not correct your problem you can refer to the VisiHow article titled How to Recover Android Devices in case of Forgot Password and the link is provided in the Questions and Answers section on this VisiHow page.

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I can't get the screen to past the sign on states with even holding the down button you have done too many swipes sign on with Google account?

I can't get past this screen to hard reset the device to factory settings. how do I clear the device using clear data up load for ASUS ME172V tablet?

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I can't get it, my grandma is going to be mad, please help?

I forgot my password and I can't get in my tablet

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The LG phone, I am trying to hard reset. Cannot display the reset screen but just a plain white screen, the phone boots up again. How can I solve it? I have tried all processes?

I have done the pressing then releasing the power button and volume down procedure

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I have tried all the steps and it still isn't working. I get a picture of a little man with a red error message steps and it still isn't working. I get a picture of a little man with a red error message?

I have tried all the steps and it still isn't working. I get a picture of a little man with a red error message steps and it still isn't working. I get a picture of a little man with a red error message

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These instructions aren't working, phone just turns on like normal?

I'm holding the power button and volume up to reset, I took my daughter's phone and she refuses to give me the passcode

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