Unlock Android Phones - How to Unlock Android Phone?

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Android phone is the most popular mobile brand, which has a great number of users in the word. To protect the privacy information, you may usually lock Android phone screen to make sure that you are the only one who can access the phone with password. But things are totally deferent if you forget the password, how to unlock Android phones? The passage will provide you 3 simplest ways to achieve it.

Part 1. Is Unlocking An Android Phone Legal?

Before the work, there is a need to know if it is legal to unlock an Android phone. If you bought your phone with full payment or have finished paying for your contract, it is legal to unlock your Android phone. However, if you still on the process of paying for your contract, that is so hard to say, because this phone still does not belong to you completely. You had better check terms with your carrier first.

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Part 2. How to Retrieve Files from Locked Android Phone without Losing Data before Unlocking

To deal with the problem, privacy security would be the one that concerns the most important. If you don't want to loss important data in the unlocking process, here we introduce a professional software, Android Data Recovery - Broken Android Phone Data Extraction.

With it, you can easily retrieve files from locked Android phone. It can also fix lots of Android issues including frozen, crashed, black-screen and virus-attack phones.

Please notice that if you want to retrieve contacts with this software, you need to root your Android phone at first. The program only supports Samsung Galaxy Note 5/ Note 4/ Note 3/ S6/ S5/ S4/ Tab Pro 10.1 at present. More technical supports for other Android devices will be developed soon.

Key Features of Broken Android Phone Data Extraction:

1. Bring non-responding phone to normal.

2. Extract photos, music, videos, messages, contacts, call logs and more formats of files from password-forgotten phone.

3. Recover deleted data from Android phone/ SD card.

4. Your sensitive information will never get leaked during the process mentioned above.

Retrieve files from locked Android phone with a few clicks:

Step 1. Download Android Data Recovery - Broken Android Phone Data Extraction, please choose the correct version considering the system of your computer.

Step 2. Install and launch the program, connect your Android device to computer via a USB cable. The program will detect your phone automatically without USB debugging.

connect android device to pc via usb cable

Step 3. Choose "Broken Android Phone Data Extraction" and click "Start". Then please choose your phone's name and model from the drop-down menu, click "Confirm" to go on.

select device name and model while using broken android extraction

Step 4. Put your phone to Download Mode, follow the prompts to complete this process, click "Start" to go on.

enter the download mode to access your broken android phone

Step 5. The program will automatically scan your Android device and generate a file listing on the left, as the interface shown below. You can now select the data you want to extract from the locked Android phone to computer, click "Recover" to transfer precious data.

select files as you like to recover from broken android to pc

Part 3. How to Unlock Android Phone With Resetting Your Pattern in Google Account? (Android 4.4 and Lower Only)

If your Android device is running Android 4.4 or lower, you can use your Google Account to reset the pattern.

Step 1. After drawing several times of wrong patterns, you can see "Forgot Pattern" on the screen, tap on "Forgot Pattern".

Step 2. Log in Google Account with username and password you have added to your Android phone.

Step 3. Reset your screen lock.

unlock android phone with google account

Part 4. How to Unlock Android Phone with Factory Settings? (Loss All The Data)

Performing factory settings is an easy way to unlock your Android phone without any password. It will loss all the data that have not been backed up, therefore, many people take it as the last choice. However, that will no longer becomes a problem if you can unlock Android phone without losing data with the help of Android Data Recovery - Broken Android Phone Data Extraction mentioned in Part 2.

See how to perform factory settings:

Step 1. Turn off your locked phone, if it has SD card in your phone, please take the SD card off.

Step 2. On Samsung phones, you can press Home button & Volume Up & Power button at the same time until recovery mode appears on the screen. For some Android phones, like HTC, you can achieve this by pressing Power button & Volume up button only. You can visit the manufacturers' support sites for more help.

Step 3. Press Power button to enter the recovery mode. Use Volume button to enter to the Android recovery.

Step 4. Use Volume button to choose "wipe Data/factory reset" option, press Power button to select this mode.

choose wipe data and factory reset mode

Step 5. Select "Yes" under the menu of "wipe Data/factory reset".

Step 6. Choose "wipe cache partition", press Power button to confirm.

choose wipe cache partition mode

Step 7. After entering to this page, please select "reboot system now" and press Power button to confirm. Your locked android device will be recovered to its default factory settings by this way.

choose reboot system mode

You may need:

Recover Samsung Data After Factory Reset

Part 5. Unlock Android Phone with "Find My Device" Service (with Limitations)

Here are two tools you can use online to reset a password to replace the forgotten one on your locked Android phone.

Find My Device with Google Service (May not work on Android 8.0 or higher):

If your locked phone is turned on, connecting to network, signed on Google Account, having "Location" and "Find My Device" turned on, you can try this way to unlock it.

Step 1. Visit "Find My Device" web site or you can install Find My Device app and run it.

Step 2. Click "Lock" button and input a new password to replace the pattern, password or PIN you have set on the locked phone before. Type the new password twice to confirm it. It will take a while to change the password. After that, you can unlock your phone with new password.

reset a password with google find my device

Find My Device with Samsung Service

This method is very similar as Google's Find My Device, can only work on Samsung phones. And for some carriers, like Sprint, can not use this service.

Step 1. Log into your Samsung account on web browser. Please make sure that you have set up a Samsung account, or not, this way will not work.

Step 2. Click "Lock my screen" on the left panel, follow the prompts to set a new unlock PIN to unlock the screen, then click "Lock" button. About two minutes to wait, your unlock password will change into the PIN you have just entered.

reset a password with samsung find my device

Wrapping Up:

You can choose an easy way mentioned above to unlock Android phone, but the data may get lost during the unlocking process. No matter which method you pick, to be on the safe side, you had better restore important files from your locked Android phone. Android Data Recovery - Broken Android Phone Data Extraction is a professional software for you to extract data.

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