July 29, 2021

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How to Reset the Forgotten Pattern on Your Android Smartphone

Android Smartphones have become a very important part of our lives. You can find an Android Smartphone in every other hand now days. The main reason behind the popularity of this OS is the flexibility it offers along with hundreds and thousands of applications in its app store.

Android Smartphones also offers its users various methods using which he or she can secure the phone in case it falls in wrong hands. These methods include locking your phone using passwords, pin codes, face detection as well as pattern. Pattern lock is a new feature which was first introduced in Android OS only. In pattern locks, the user is given a 3×3 grid using which you can draw your favorite patters connecting various dots and which will serve as your unlock code too. Locking using this method is very easy as well as interesting, but the main problem arises when one forgets this pattern.

Reset Forgotten Pattern on your Android Smartphone


If you forget you unlock pattern, you are given 5 attempts to unlock it. After that the phone becomes unresponsive for 30 seconds and then again you can try the patterns. But after a limited amount of attempts the phone is permanently locked. So here we are going to tell you some of the easy steps that you can use in order to reset the forgotten pattern on you Android Smartphone.

Method 1

In this first method you need a working internet connection on your phone. After that you need to follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Draw the incorrect pattern on your lock screen again and again. Do it till you have done it for 5 times and till you get a different screen of Google login.

Step 2: Now in the new screen click on “Forgot Pattern”. You will see Google sign in options. Now all you have to do is to log-in in the Gmail account which has been saved on your phone.

Step 3: You will be asked to enter the new lock pattern after the successful sign in and it is done.

Method 2

In this second method you have to master reset your device in order to get it unlocked. This is going to wipe all your data. We know it’s painful, but it has to be done of you want your phone unlocked.

Step 1: Switch off you phone and then start it in Recovery mode.

Step 2: Use volume button to navigate and select “Wipe Data Factory Reset” option.

Step 3: Now your device will be hard reset and will boot again as it is totally new.

Step 4: After the phone starts, you can again go to security and set new patter lock for it.

So these were the easy methods that you can follow in order to reset the forgotten pattern on your Android Smartphone. Thank you for reading this post. You can subscribe to our blog and could also follow us on various social networking sites in order to receive regular tech related updates similar to this.