Locked yourself out on your own smartphone? Starting with Android 5.0, this problem can be solved quite easily. Google’s Android Device Manager service not only allows you to track down lost or stolen androids or wipe them remotely. Even if you no longer have access to your own smartphone, Google’s security service can help.
The prerequisite is that you also use and have activated the Android device manager on your smartphone. You can check this in the security settings of your smartphone. There you will find the entry “Android Device Manager” under “Device administrators”. Activate this entry if you have not already done so.
From now on you can access the Android Device Manager service on the Google site from any browser. To do this, log in with the same Google account that you use in connection with your smartphone. The Android Device Manager website will now tell you, among other things, the location of the device. This is useful if you have lost your smartphone and do not know where it is.
By clicking on “Let it ring”, your smartphone makes itself known acoustically. This function is suitable for tracking down a device that has been idle in the apartment. The bell function is less useful against thieves, because although they cannot change the volume of the ringing, pressing the power button on the device is enough to immediately stop the ringing from afar.
With “Delete” you can delete all (personal) data on the smartphone and reset the device to the factory settings. This cannot be undone!
The “Lock” function will help you if, for example, you have forgotten the pattern lock currently used on the device or the password. You can simply enter a new password here. The current lock screen will then be replaced with a new password lock. To remove the lock, all you have to do now is enter the new password on your smartphone.
Note: The following text refers to bypassing the pattern lock on smartphones with older Android versions (below 5.0)
The pattern lock is very popular as an access lock for Android smartphones. The protection offered by this lock is quite high. It is all the more unfavorable if you have forgotten this pattern on your smartphone. What always works, of course, is resetting the phone to the factory settings. However, all data and settings will be lost. So that you don’t have to go that far in an emergency, we provide the two best tips for cracking your own cell phone pattern lock. A third method even works not only with the pattern lock, but also when you have assigned a PIN or password or face recognition is switched on. You can find information about this method in this post.
By the way: Many users have activated the SIM PIN query. It is the personal identification number of the SIM card. It is due when you restart the phone. If you have forgotten this PIN, the PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) will help. You received this number from your telephone provider and you will find it in your documents. If you don’t have this to hand, some providers will help you over the phone. However, this PIN lock is completely independent of the locks already mentioned above.
Bypass pattern lock by Gmail passwordTricks can be used to bypass the pattern lock on Android.
The easiest way to bypass the pattern lock works with the password for the Google account used. This unlocks the phone as a substitute for the pattern lock.
Precondition: Your Google account must be set up on the smartphone. This is usually done when you start using your cell phone. You also need to know the password for this Google account. If you have forgotten it, it can usually be reset on the PC via https://accounts.google.com.
Tip: Resetting the Google password is particularly easy via browser if you have specified an alternative email address in your Google account. You can also do this via https://accounts.google.com. It is therefore worth entering a second address as a precaution.
Some Android systems also require that the cell phone is not only connected to the Internet via WiFi, but also via the mobile network.
That’s how it’s done: Enter an incorrect pattern five times. This must always be a complete pattern with at least four touched points. Android then offers the “Forgot pattern” command, which you can use to enter your Gmail address and the associated password. Once you have logged in, you will land directly in the Android settings, in which the screen lock has now been set to “Swipe”, i.e. simply swipe to the side.