[6 Ways] How to Unlock Android Phone Pattern Lock without Losing Data? - 2020 Update

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Summary

"I forgot the lock screen password on my Samsung S9 and it was locked now. Is there any way to unlock my Samsung phone without losing data?"

I came across this post in a Samsung forum last Friday and I cannot answer then. After I explored and studied many Samsung phone specifications and asked some technicians, I finally find out how to unlock Android phone pattern lock without losing data. If you have encountered the same problem and want to rescue important data on your Android phone, but do not know how to unlock Android password without losing data, you can check the 6 simple ways in this article to bypass Android lock screen without losing data.

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Way 1: How to Unlock Android Phone Pattern Lock without Losing Data via Android Unlock

Android Unlock is a professional Android lock screen removal app that everyone can handle without difficulties. It supports to remove 4 screen lock types - pattern, PIN, password and fingerprints locks. No matter you forget Android lock screen password, or get a second-hand Android device with a locked screen, or cannot enter the password on a broken screen, with it, you can easily bypass Android lock screen without losing data. And it is popular among more than 50 million customers.

Android Unlock works well with all mainstream Android brands, including Samsung, Huawei, LG, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Motorola and OnePlus, such as Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra, Motorola Razr/G Stylus/G Power/One Hyper, HUAWEI Nova 7/Nova 7 Pro/ Nova 7 SE/Mate Xs/Mate 30 Pro 5G/Mate 30 Pro/Mate 30 5G/P40/P40 Pro, Mi 10 Lite/Mi 10/10 Pro, etc.

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How to unlock Android phone pattern lock without losing data?

1. Install and launch Android Unlock on your computer, and choose Screen Unlock module from toolbox. After that, connect your locked Android phone to computer via a USB cable and click Unlock Android Screen on this program.

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2. Select your device mode from the list and click Next to continue. Then follow the on-screen instruction to turn your locked Android phone into the Download mode. After that, the program will automatically install recovery package to your locked Android phone.

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3. When the recovery package downloading process is complete, tap Remove Now on this program to bypass Android lock screen without losing data.

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Way 2: How to Unlock Samsung Phone Forgot Password without Losing Data by Booting into Safe Mode

If you want to conduct Android lock screen removal via a free way, you can boot your Android phone into safe mode, which can bypass Android lock screen by a third-party app. Follow the steps below to bypass Android lock screen without losing data.

How to remove pattern lock on Samsung without data loss?

1. Press and hold the Power button until the power menu appears.

2. Select Power off from the power menu > Tap OK when Reboot to safe mode window pops up to ask you to confirm.

3. Uninstall the third-party screen lock application and restart your device.

Notes: This will remove all screen lock settings by the third-party app. You can reinstall the third-party screen lock app and set new Android screen lock password or pattern.

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See also: It is wise of you to back up Android phone before factory reset, because you can keep all your Android data securely.

Way 3: How to Unlock Android Phone Password without Losing Data via Android Device Manager

This is another simple way to bypass Android lock screen without losing data. However, Android Device Manager works only when Find My Device was enabled before Android gets locked.

How to unlock Android phone password without losing data?

1. Sign in Android Device Manager website with a Google account.

2. Select the locked Android phone that has been linked to Google account and click Lock button.

3. Enter a new password on the pop-up window > Tap Lock.

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Notes: Google has disabled this feature to avoid any legal trouble. Thus, it will no longer work for newer devices.

Way 4: How to Bypass Android Lock Screen without Losing Data via Forgot Pattern

If your locked Android phone runs Android 4.4 or lower versions, you can bypass Android lock screen without losing data via entering into Forgot pattern/Forgot password mode.

How to unlock Android phone pattern lock without losing data?

1. Enter the wrong password for 5 times until you see the Forgot pattern at the bottom of Android screen.

2. Tap Forgot pattern? option > Click Enter Google account details > Next.

3. Then enter Google account details and sign in > Tap Screen lock in the menu list > Choose screen lock type from None, Slide, Pattern, PIN and Password to set new screen lock. After that, Android device will return to home screen.

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Way 5: How to Unlock Android Phone without Losing Data with ADB

To bypass Android lock screen without losing data, ADB (Android Debug Bridge) can also solve it. But ADB methods can only work if you have enabled USB debugging on Android phone before your Android gets locked, and allowed and trusted this computer before logging out of the device. What's worse, devices with enabled encryption are not sure to work with this complicated and time-consuming ADB method or not.

How to unlock Android phone without losing data?

1. Download ADB tool on your computer, launch it and download all essential packages on your computer.

2. Plug your locked Android device into computer via a USB cable and open a command window.

3. Type the command: adb shell rm/data/system/gesture.key and press Enter key. After that, restart your Android device and you can access it without any lock screen pattern or PIN.

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Way 6: How to Remove Pattern Lock on Samsung without Data Loss Using Samsung Find My Mobile

For Samsung users, if you have created a Samsung account before Samsung gets locked, you can bypass Android lock screen without losing data using Samsung Find My Mobile.

How to remove pattern lock on Samsung without data loss?

1. Open Samsung Find My Mobile website on your computer.

2. On Find My Mobile page, click Unlock, sign in your Samsung account and click Next to continue.

3. After login, tap Unlock again and enter your Samsung account password to confirm this operation. Then you will bypass Android lock screen without losing data successfully.

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Wrapping Up

How to unlock Android phone pattern lock without losing data? There are several available methods. Among the top 6 methods, we highly recommend you to use Android Unlock, which is easy to operate, fast and ideal for you to bypass Android lock screen without losing data. Of course, you can also try other optional methods if you are interested.

In addition, if you encounter any problem during use, feel free to leave a comment below.

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