How to unlock your android phone without a password in 5 easy steps
These days, it seems like everyone has an Android phone—but do you ever find yourself with a locked screen and no password? And what about when you buy an Android phone used from someone else? Well, worry no more! In this article, we’ll show you how to unlock your Android phone without a password in 5 easy steps. You’ll be back to using your phone in no time.
Step 1: Prepare an Unlocked Phone
If you want to use an unlocked phone, you’ll need to purchase one that is not locked to any specific carrier. This can be done through a variety of online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Once you have your unlocked phone, make sure it has a SIM card from the carrier you want to use. If not, you’ll need to purchase a SIM card and insert it into the phone.
You may want to consider buying an unlocked phone if you’re often between providers or if you want to test out different carriers. You can also use an unlocked phone if you’re traveling abroad and need a mobile device that works with SIM cards for foreign carriers. One important note about unlocking phones is that it doesn’t remove software locks placed on them by manufacturers and wireless service providers, which prevents owners from flashing custom ROMs and other third-party software. Such restrictions can be bypassed by rooting or jailbreaking devices, though doing so is not covered here.
As mentioned above, you’ll need a compatible SIM card before proceeding with unlocking your Android device.
If you haven’t already, insert your SIM card into your unlocked Android device. It should be positioned either underneath or beside the battery. Then power up the device and see if there are any messages asking for a PIN code. Some older models will display such messages immediately after powering up while newer models will only show the messages when they connect to Wi-Fi or another data network (e.g., LTE). In either case, enter your PIN code when prompted. Note: If you don’t know what PIN code was set on your device by default, contact your carrier and ask them how to retrieve this information.
Step 2: Download an App to Unlock Phone
If you don’t have a password-protected lock screen, you can still download an app that will unlock your phone. There are many different apps available, but we recommend using App Lock by DoMobile. This app is free to download and use, and it’s compatible with most Android devices. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the app, open it and tap the Lock icon. Then, select the app you want to lock. App Lock will prompt you to create a pattern or PIN code.
When you’re finished setting up your lock screen, press Start Lock and select which apps you want to secure. Your selected apps will now require a passcode or pattern before they can be opened. App Lock also allows you to set an amount of time that an app will remain locked after it has been used. This prevents someone from using your app while you’re temporarily away. App Lock is safe and secure, and it can be used on all of your Android devices.
Step 3: Turn on USB Debugging
If you want to be able to access your device from your computer for things like transferring files, you’ll need to enable USB Debugging. To do this, go to Settings > About Phone and tap on the Build Number seven times. This will enable Developer Options. Then, go back to Settings and enter the Developer Options menu. Scroll down until you see the USB Debugging option and tap on it to enable it.
Once you’ve enabled USB Debugging, plug your device into your computer. If you didn’t already install ADB when you set up Android Studio, do so now by entering: Tools > SDK Manager > Updates > Android SDK Tools, Android SDK Platform-tools and Google USB Driver. Then open an ADB shell from within Android Studio by clicking Open an existing Android Studio project and selecting the root directory of where you installed ADB. From there, enter: adb devices and make sure that it lists any connected devices.
Step 4: Connect Phone to Computer
Now that you have everything set up, it’s time to connect your phone to your computer. First, make sure that your phone is in debug mode. To do this, go to Settings > About Phone and tap on the Build Number seven times. A message should pop up saying that you are now a developer. Once you see this message, reboot your phone by going to Settings > System > Advanced and tap Reboot. After restarting, press the volume down button until you see Recovery Mode appear on screen. Press the power button and then use the volume buttons to scroll down and select wipe data/factory reset.
Next, it’s time to connect your Android phone via USB. For most phones, you simply need to enable USB debugging by going into Settings > Developer Options. On some devices like Google Nexus or Pixel phones, you can simply go into Settings > About Phone and tap on Build Number seven times as mentioned earlier.
Step 5: Unlock Phone
If you’ve forgotten your Android lock screen password, there are a few ways to regain access to your device. One method is to use an unlocking pattern, which is basically a gestures-based method where you draw a specific pattern on the screen to unlock it. If you’re not sure what your pattern is, or if you’ve never set one up before, don’t worry! There’s an easy way to find out. Just follow these five simple steps:
- First, open Settings on your Android device and go to Security. There should be an option here called Screen lock, which allows you to select either Pattern or PIN. Choose Pattern if you want an unlocking pattern or PIN if you want a number-based code.
- Next, go back to Settings and tap Lock screen. If you want to change up your unlock pattern, you can follow these instructions here . Otherwise, scroll down until you see Screen lock and select it. This is where you can change your current screen lock option if you don’t like it or if you want to add an additional layer of security.
- Tap on Screen lock and choose Pattern or PIN. This will bring you back to Settings, where you can choose an unlocking pattern (or number-based code). Take note of what kind of pattern or code you’ve selected as you’ll need it in just a few moments.
- Now that you’ve chosen an unlocking pattern, it’s time to test it out. Return to your Android home screen and press either Power or Volume down. This will open up your lock screen with an option on how you want to unlock it.
- Select Pattern or PIN and then draw (or type) what you chose in Step 4 using any finger(s) of choice. Once you complete drawing/typing, that’s it! Your Android device should now be unlocked!