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How to Reset Locked Android without Password

Sometimes you phone or tablet can just refuse to work or you may be noticing that it is taking a little bit longer for the applications to open. If you find yourself in this situation a reset is always a good solution. The problem can be complicated further if you somehow lose your device’s password. So, how do you reset a device if you don’t have the password? In this article, we are going to be addressing this subject in detail. After reading this article, you will know how to reset Locked Android easily.

Part 1. When you need to Reset Android Phones and Tablets

There are certain circumstances under which you may find it very necessary to reset an Android phone or device. Some of them include:

  • You may need to reset your device if you have forgotten the password or pattern that locks the device
  • A child playing with the device may have entered the wrong password several times resulting in a locked and inaccessible device.
  • If your device is unresponsive or not responding correctly
  • If the touch screen on your device is unresponsive therefore preventing you from unlocking the device
  • A reset may also be necessary if for some reason your system is failing
  • Part 2. Backup your Android Data before Resetting it

    We should probably warn you that resetting your Android device will probably result in considerable if not total data loss. Therefore it is important to back-up your device before attempting any kind of reset as a precaution in case something goes wrong and also as a way to get your data back. MobileTrans Phone Transfer is the right tool to help you back-up your device before reset locked Android.

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    Step 1. Install and run the program

    To get started, install and run the program on your computer after downloading it above. Then you will see the primary window below.

    reset locked android without password-install mobiletrans

    Step 2. Connect your device

    Connect your Android device with a USB cable and confirm that it's recognized by your computer. Then choose "Back Up Your Phone" and you will see the window of the program as follows.

    reset locked android without password-connect devices

    Step 3. Start to backup your device

    You can selectively check the file types that you are going to backup on your Android device and then click "Start Transfer" to begin backing up your device to the computer.

    reset locked android without password-backup

    Note: You can use the feature of "Restore From Backup" to restore the backup file to your device, when you have the need later.

    Part 3. How to Hard Reset Android devices without a password

    Follow these very simple steps to reset your Android device in the event that you forgot your password or pattern.

    If you have entered the wrong pattern five times, usually, the device will inform you to wait 30 second before trying again. Do this if you have simply forgotten the password.

    reset locked android without password-wait 30 minutes

    If however you have forgotten the pattern you need to reset it.

    Step 1. Enter the unlock pattern until you see “Forgot pattern/ forgot password) as the bottom right of the screen.

    reset locked android without password-unlock pattern

    Step 2. Tap on the “Forgot Password” option and you will be required to enter your Google account information. Enter the ID you used when you activated your device. It will now be easy for you to change the unlock pattern.

    reset locked android without password-Forgot Password

    Step 3. Next, go to Settings menu on your device and select “Backup and Reset”.

    reset locked android without password-Backup and Reset

    Step 4. Tap on the Factory Reset option and then confirm the factory reset.

    reset locked android without password-Factory Reset

    Now you know how to reset your device even if you have forgotten your password. Just remember to backup your data as a reset will always result in data loss.

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