drfone logo
Dr.Fone App

Manage your phone, unlock screens, recover data, transfer files, and more.

Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (Android)
Unlock Android Pattern Lock without Pattern Attempt
  • Remove pattern/PIN/password/fingerprint locks easily.
  • Bypass Android FRP lock without PIN or Google account.
  • Support 2000+ mainstream models of Android phones & tablets.
  • Ease of use. No technical skills required.
android screen unlock

Forgot Pattern Lock? Here's How You Can Unlock Android Pattern Lock Screen!


Jul 12, 2024 • Filed to: Remove Screen Lock • Proven solutions

Forgetting the pattern lock of a device and getting locked out of it is probably one of the most frustrating scenarios faced by Android users. Nevertheless, unlike popular operating systems, Android provides a seamless way to past the forgot pattern lock feature.

You can either try Google’s native solution or a third-party tool in case you have forgotten the pattern lock on your device and reset it. In no time, you will be able to access your device (or even someone else’s phone by following these techniques). To make things easier for you, we have provided three simple solutions to resolve forgotten patterns on Android devices.

Start Unlock Now Start Unlock Now

4,624,541 people have downloaded it

Safe downloadsafe & secure

Part 1: How to bypass forgot pattern lock using the 'Forgot Pattern' feature?

One of the easiest and fastest ways to fix the forgot pattern lock issue on a device is by using its inbuilt “Forgot Pattern” feature. If you are using an Android 4.4 or earlier version, then you can simply access this feature. Since users can hack an Android device just by knowing the Google credentials of the connected device, the solution was later discontinued (as it was considered a security vulnerability). Nevertheless, if your device hasn’t been updated and you are using an Android 4.4 or previous version, then you can bypass the forgot pattern lock by following these steps:

  • Step 1. Firstly, provide the wrong pattern to your device. It will let you know that you applied the incorrect pattern.
  • Step 2. On the same prompt, you can see an option of “Forgot pattern” on the bottom. Simply tap on it.

forgot pattern

  • Step 3. This will open a new screen, which can be used to bypass the forgotten pattern of Android. Select the option for entering the Google Account details and proceed.
  • Step 4. To reset the forgot pattern lock, you need to provide the correct Google credentials of the account already linked to the device.

enter google account

  • Step 5. After signing in to the interface, you will be asked to provide a new pattern lock for the device.

draw an unlock pattern

  • Step 6. Confirm your choice and set a new pattern lock on your device.

Part 2: How to bypass forgot pattern lock using Dr.Fone Screen Unlock (in 5 minutes)?

One of the major drawbacks of the “Forgot pattern” feature is that it doesn’t work on new Android devices. Since most of the devices out there have been updated, the technique has been outdated. Therefore, you can simply take the assistance of Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (Android) to bypass the forgot pattern lock on your device. Without causing any harm to your device or erasing its data, your device’s password or pattern would be removed.

It is a part of the Dr.Fone toolkit and is compatible with all the leading Android devices out there. It can be used to remove passwords, patterns, pins, and more. It has an easy-to-use interface and provides a simple click-through process to resolve the forgot pattern Android lock on your device. However, this tool merely retains all the data after unlocking Samsung and LG screens. Other Android locked screens can also be unlocked, and the only thing is that it will wipe all the data after unlocking.

style arrow up

Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock

Save You from Ending up with a Locked Phone After Too Many Pattern Attempts

  • Pattern, PIN, password, fingerprints & face screen lock can all be unlocked.
  • Bypass Android FRP lock and fully support the lastest Samsung Galaxy S24 (Android 14).
  • Work for Samsung, LG, Huawei phones, Google Pixel, Xiaomi, Lenovo, etc.
  • Unlock 20,000+ models of Android phones & tablets.
  • Enable you to break your Android pattern lock without root.
Available on: Windows Mac

4,624,541 people have downloaded it

  • Step 1. To start with, visit the official website of Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (Android) and download it on your system. After installing it, launch the tool and select the option of "Screen Unlock" from the home screen.
  • Step 2. To use its forgot pattern lock feature, you need to connect your device to your system using a USB cable. Once your device has been detected automatically, just click on the "Android"> "Unlock Android Screen" button.

forgot pattern android - start to remove

  • Step 3. Select the correct phone brand. It is important to ensure phone brand correctness to prevent bricking.

forgot pattern lock - select model details

select model details

Unlock Samsung/LG Without Data Loss

  • Step 4. Then, enter "confirm" in the box to tell the tool that you agree to proceed.
  • Step 5. Now, in order to fix the forgot pattern Android issue, you need to put your device into the Download Mode. To do this, you need to ensure that your device is switched off. Once it is off, hold the Power, Home, and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. After a while, press the Volume Up button to put your device into Download Mode.

boot device in download mode

  • Step 6. After your device enters its Download Mode, it will automatically be detected by the interface. It will start downloading the needed recovery packages to resolve the issue. Sit back and relax, as it might take a while to download the recovery packages. Let the application process the essential operations, and don’t disconnect your device until it is completed successfully.
  • Step 7. In the end, you will get a prompt like this on the screen, informing you that the password/pattern on the device has been removed.

unlock android pattern

That’s it! Now, you can disconnect the device safely and use it how you like.

Try It FreeTry It Free
Safe downloadsafe & secure

Part 3: How to bypass forgot pattern lock using Android Device Manager?

To make it easier for its users to locate, lock, or erase their devices remotely, Google has developed a dedicated feature of the Android Device Manager. It is also commonly known as “Find My Device” as it is mostly used to locate a lost (or stolen) device. Though you can use this feature to ring your device, lock it, unlock it, or erase it remotely. You can access it from anywhere by providing your Google credentials and resolving the forgot pattern Android problem.

All of this can be done by following these steps:

  • Step 1. Launch a web browser of any device and go to the Android Device Manager website by clicking right here: https://www.google.com/android/find.
  • Step 2. You need to provide your Google credentials to sign in. Remember, this should be the same Google account that is linked to your device.
  • Step 3. After signing in, select the target Android device.
  • Step 4. You will get the location of the device with several other options (lock, erase, and ring).

lock android phone

  • Step 5. Click on the “Lock” button to reset its password.
  • Step 6. It will open a new pop-up window. From here, you can provide the new password for your device.
  • Step 7. After confirming your password, you can also provide an optional recovery message and phone number (if your device has been lost or stolen).

enter new password

  • Step 8. Save your changes and sign out of your account from Android Device Manager.

This will automatically reset the old pattern on your device to the new password.

Part 4: How to bypass forgot Samsung pattern lock using Samsung Find My Mobile?

Bypassing a forgotten Samsung pattern lock using the Samsung Find My Mobile service is a method specifically designed for Samsung devices. This method allows you to unlock your Samsung device without losing any data. It's a convenient way to regain access to your device if you've forgotten the pattern lock.

However, it relies on having previously set up Samsung Find My Mobile and linked your device. Here is how to unlock your Samsung device with Samsung Find My Mobile:

  • Step 1: Access the Find My Mobile (SmartThings Find) website using either a computer or another mobile device. Sign in using the Samsung account details linked to the locked device.

login into samsung find my

  • Step 2: After successfully logging in, locate the locked Samsung device. Now, click on the "Unlock" feature. Upon choosing this option, a pop-up window will appear. It will prompt you to input your Samsung account password. Once you've entered your password, proceed to unlock the device by pressing "Next".

use the unlock feature

Part 5: How to bypass forgot pattern lock using Safe Mode?

If you have locked your device using a third-party app, there exists a simple solution. You can use the Safe Mode to remove the problematic app. Safe Mode is intended for troubleshooting and disabling third-party apps. Following are the steps you need to follow to use Safe Mode to unlock your Android device:

  • Step 1: Initiating Safe Mode requires a simultaneous three-second press of the "Volume Down" and "Power" keys. When the power menu becomes visible, proceed to long-press the "Power Off" icon.
  • Step 2: In a moment, you'll see the option "Safe Mode" replacing the other "Power Off" menu options. Proceed to boot your device into Safe Mode and uninstall the troublesome application.

enable the safe mode

Part 6: How to bypass forgot pattern lock using Factory Reset?

Bypassing a forgotten pattern lock on an Android device using a factory reset is a last resort. The reason is it will erase all data on your device, including apps, photos, and settings. However, it can be an effective way to regain access to your device when other methods have failed. Here's how to do it:

  • Step 1: Turn off your Samsung device and connect it to your computer. Now press and hold “Volume Up” and “Power” keys for a while. Release the keys once the device enters Recovery Mode.
  • Step 2: In Recovery Mode, use the Volume keys to navigate to “Wipe data/factory reset” and select it with the “Power” key. Confirm the action on the next screen by selecting “Factory data reset”.

choose wipe data factory reset

Wrap it up!

If you have also forgotten the pattern lock on your device, then you can simply remove or reset it by following these solutions. In this way, you won’t even lose your important data files or cause any harm to your device. Without facing any unwanted setbacks, you would be able to bypass forgot pattern Android using Dr. Fone - Screen Unlock. It provides a fast, reliable, and secure solution to remove the lock screen security of an Android device in an effortless way.

Try It Free Try It Free

4,624,541 people have downloaded it

Safe downloadsafe & secure
screen unlock

Alice MJ

staff Editor

Android Screen Unlock

Unlock Android Screen
Unlock Samsung Screen
Bypass Android FRP
Bypass Samsung FRP
Home > How-to > Remove Screen Lock > Forgot Pattern Lock? Here's How You Can Unlock Android Pattern Lock Screen!