One useful tool that Android has in security settings is the Lock Pattern. Users can define their own lock pattern ‒ which is a combination of 4+ dots joined together by swiping a finger between them.

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My phone is locked up!

I set the pattern lock on my samsung kies & tried to many times & now it tells me to sign in with my google account & when I enter my info it says incorrect. How can I get my phone ...
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Security Pattern doesn't work on first attempt

On my HTC One, when I enter the correct security pattern, it doesn't always unlock the phone. No error message will be presented either. Basically nothing happens once the correct pattern has been put ...
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Lock Screen Pattern Too Small After Android 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 finally got the OTA update to Android 4.3 from Verizon. Before the update, when I was running Android 4.1.2, the pattern on my lock screen looked like the 1st ...
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Is there a way to have pattern lock that doesn't prompt for X minutes yet still requires some action other than pushing a button (e.g. like iOS)?

I want the lock screen for my Android (currently running a CyanogenMod 10.2 nightly) to behave more like that of iOS, where I can have a delay on when I need to re-enter the pattern/pass-code, but ...
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Ways of unlocking Nexus 4 cracked touch screen

If anyone could give me some ideas on where i should start with my cracked Nexus 4? I'm trying to pattern unlock, so I can simply access to back-up my important data. I can see the screen, even answer ...
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Unlocking samsung ace duos [duplicate]

When Android is locked after Too many pattern attempts, it will ask you to sign in with your Google Account to unlock, I have my username and password but the mobile data and the wireless are not ...
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I have entered too many pattern attempts and the mobile was locked out due to that what should i do? [duplicate]

I have entered too many pattern attempts and the mobile was locked out due to that,,, "what should i do?"
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I've forgotten my phone lock pattern how do I unlock it without a gmail account? [duplicate]

I've tried turning it off and on-no result. There's no option saying 'forgotten password,' I've tried everything.
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Unlock LG e405 android without internet connection [duplicate]

The unlock pattern drawn more than 20 times, so the device locked and Unfortunately wifi was turned off and also the data network also disabled. I cannot make any action on the device, just emergency ...
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Increase the space between the dots on the pattern lock

My phone is a Motorola RAZR MAXX, the moto skin that comes with it has one feature I really like: the dots on the pattern unlock screen are very far apart. I recently installed Cyanogenmod, and found ...
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Locked out of my Galaxy mini due to “too many pattern attempts” [duplicate]

I have tried everything on the website and on many others, but nothing has worked for me. What should I do?
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Change pattern lock to Thin Pattern Lock like in ICS

Device: Micromax A57 Android: 2.3 How can I change the size of the unlock pattern grid like this:
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how to set up lockscreen and quick acces to apps

Back in the day, I had a phone which I rooted and got a custom rom. (An Xperia X8, with the GingerDX custom rom using android 2.3.7) When I turned on the phone, I got the sliders for calling, ...
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Any pattern lock in Android ICS which would lock the phone and not allow retries?

I saw this link below for pattern lock provided by Android Recovering from forgotten lock pattern What i was looking for incase the user exceeds a number of tries it just completely locks down the ...
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How to change a pattern unlock from the phone settings without knowing the original [duplicate]

I have two unlock security options set up on my phone (HTC One). Firstly there is the facial recognition (which works well and lets me in) but on the occasions when it is too dark / doesn't recognise ...
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How can I require the pattern unlock only for specified times

Is it possible to require the pattern unlock only during certain times? For example, while I'm at work, I don't want to require the pattern unlock, however, anytime I'm not at work I do. Is this ...
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How to set a security question?

Reading this answer, I found that we can set a security question to unlock the device after 5 unsuccessful unlock attempts (clicking Next). So to set a security question, I we to Settings -> Security ...
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forgot my google account password

someone used my phone GT-S5300 and had wrongly tried the unlock pattern many times and now it is asking me for google account but i have forgotten my password. pliz suggest me how can i get my ...
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Can a thief unlock my stolen phone that is secured with a pattern?

I've lost my phone recently and it's got a pattern lock on it. I've also reported the phone as stolen, so it's been barred. Would it be possible for a thief to unlock it?
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How can I unlock a pattern lock if my screen is defunct?

I have damaged the screen on my phone, so much so, it will not allow me to get the data to transfer onto my laptop. On opening Samsung Kies, it is saying that the connected device is locked. Please ...
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Factory reset without accessing phone settings

I have a Micromax A35 Android(2.3.5) phone which has been locked by repeated wrong attempts of the pattern lock. Now the display screen asks me to enter my Google account username and password, but ...
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unlocking problem in hcl me v1

I installed Google play in my HCL ME V1 tablet. It was working fine, when i restarted the tablet, my pattern unlock type changes to swipe screen unlock, and when I swipe it to unlock the screen the ...
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Security lock pattern [duplicate]

My son playing with my phone used up the number of times the lock pattern allows. Now my phone is locked. I use a Gionee Dual sim phone with 4.1 Jelly Bean. Any suggestion???
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Disable screen lock pattern

I just downloaded JellyBean on my HTC One X. I wanted to check APNs, but accidently went to VPN. Then, I had to set the screen lock pattern to access it. Now, I have an extra step when I want to use ...
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How to get back pattern lock with Exchange/ActiveSync account for Galaxt R?

I have added an Exchange/ActiveSync email account to my Android phone. This required me to set the email application as a device administrator so that ActiveSync can control certain features of my ...
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Copy application data file from internal memory to sdcard via update.zip script

Unlock pattern has been used too many times on this android device and we don't have username and password. Most probably USB debugging might also be disabled. I can reset wipe data/factory reset from ...
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How to unlock the android phone after “too many patterns attempted”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection? Just now my android phone ( HTC Desire S ) got locked ( apparently my nephew tried the unlock pattern hell lot of ...
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locked out of my android tablet and am not connected to the internet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection? I locked myself out of my Android tablet. I went to the forgot pattern, but I am not connected to the internet. How ...
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Forgot security lock pattern on Jelly Bean device with Wifi and 3G data turned off

I forgot my security lock pattern and my Wifi and 3G connections are switched off. I can hard reset the phone (Galaxy Nexus) from recovery mode, but that would wipe all my data. ADB is also turned off ...
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How do I use a pattern to unlock the phone screen?

Is there a way to set up my lock screen so that I can draw a pattern to unlock the phone? That way, only I can unlock it again. At the moment, my phone automatically locks the screen, but you just ...