How to Unlock Android Phone after too Many Pattern Attempts

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Forgot your phone pattern? This problem is prevalent among Android users. This page will teach you how to unlock Android phone after too many pattern attempts.

We all love to have a screen lock on our phones for privacy and security of our device. One of the most common screen lock types people use is the pattern as you don't have to memorize letters and numbers, you draw up a specific pattern, and your phone screen is unlocked. But what happens when for some reason you forget the pattern? You get locked out of your phone. Below are some effective methods you can unlock Android phone after too many pattern attempts.

Method 1. Unlock Pattern without Factory Reset - No Data Loss

One great way to unlock pattern or any other screen lock is by using iMyFone LockWiper (Android), this sophisticated tool can help you remove all types of screen lock on any Android device from password, pattern to facelock and fingerprint lock. The good thing about this tool is it works great, unlocks your phone without limitations, and assure you won't lose any data from your device.



Key Features of iMyFone LockWiper (Android)

  • Unlocks Android phone after too many pattern attempts easily

  • Removes most Samsung phones lock screen without losing data

  • Works on all Android types including Samsung, HTC, Huawei, etc

  • Completely removes FRP/Google account without password

  • Supports Android versions from 2.3 to 9.0

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Steps to unlock Android pattern lock without losing data via LockWiper (Android):

Step 1: Download and launch iMyFone LockWiper(Android) on your PC and choose “Remove without Data Loss” mode.

select unlock mode and start

Step 2: Select and confirm your device information.

select your device information

Step 3: Download the data package for your device.

download data package

Step 4: Connect your device via USB cable and put your device into Download mode. Click to start to unlock your Android phone.

connect your device

Step 5: Wait a second for the process to complete.

unlocking the device

That's how to unlock Android phone after too many pattern attempts using iMyFone LockWiper (Android).

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Method 2. Unlock Android Pattern Lock Using Google Account

Another method to unlock Android phone if you cannot remember the pattern is using Google account. You don't need the USB debugging feature when you use this method. Follow the steps below to unlock your phone using Google account.

Step 1: Input any pattern or password repeatedly till the system reads 'Try again in 30 seconds'.

Step 2: Check for "Forgot pattern" option on the right side of your phone screen and click on it.

forgot pattern feature

Step 3: On the "Account unlock" option, type in your Google mail address and password, which is synced with your phone.

forgotten pattern feature draw a new pattern now

Limits to this method

The downside to this method is that your phone has to be signed into the Google account, you must have your device connected to the internet before been locked out of your phone, and you must have the password of the Google account otherwise this method will not work.

Method 3. Unlock Android Pattern Lock Using ADB

You can also unlock your phone with the use of the Android Debug Bridge (ADB). You'll have to install some applications on your computer to use ADB commands. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Complete the ADB  installation, then go to your  local disk(c:), right-click on this "adb" folder, then click on "open command Windows."

Step 2: Type "adb shell," then hit the enter key.

Step 3: Next, type "su" then hit the enter key. Then type "rm/data/system/gesture" key and press the enter key. Finally, type "quit" and press the enter key.

using adb to unlock screen lock

Limit to this method

To use ADB, you'll have to install some applications, and this leaves you at the risk of malware attacks that can damage your device.

Method 4. Unlock Android Pattern Lock Via Recovery Mode

If you want to know how to unlock Android phone after too many pattern attempts, one last option would be to set your phone in recovery mode. This entails that you'll lose all your data.

Step 1: Turn off your phone using the power key.

Step 2: Next, press the power key, home key, and upper volume key simultaneously.

Step 3: Hold down the power button and tap the volume down button to enter recovery mode.

Step 4: Once your device enters safe mode, navigate to "wipe data/factory reset" using your volume up and down key, then press the power button to choose the option.

Step 5: Restart your phone, and your phone should be reformatted.

factory reset to unlock screen lock

Limits to this method

Using this tool, you will lose all your data, including your phone settings. Except you have your files saved in external storage, we do not recommend you use this method as you'll lose all your data.

Wondering how to unlock Android phone after too many pattern attempts? The above methods are all practical solutions to remove your Android screen lock, but we recommend using iMyFone LockWiper (Android) as it works very simple but very effective, and most of all, you won't lose data.

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By  Alan Mendes , to Screen Unlock

Posted on Oct 30, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 30, 2019 )

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