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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Why fingerprint lock is considered less secure than pattern lock on Nexus 5X?

My Nexus 5X highly recommends to set up pattern lock in addition to fingerprint lock, and the pattern is asked upon every reboot. And my password manager (KP2A) recommends to use fingerprint unlock ...
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Locked out of Galaxy S Duos - Failed lock pattern

I have Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 which is now locked with too many failed pattern attempts. I don't remember the pin for it. I've changed my password for Google account from laptop and I wanted ...
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Nexus 5 (kitkat) does not boot into Bootloader mode - also cannot factory reset from ADM

I have an old Nexus 5 which I'm trying to use again because I dropped my current phone. This Nexus 5 was on 5.0 (the one with the swirling circles right?) and it boots up but I can't get into it. I ...
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CM12.1 on Galaxy S5 in endless boot after encryption enabled, then pattern changed

As written in the title, I have a Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) with CyanogenMod 12.1 installed ("klte"). Everything worked semifine (apart from occasional reboots), and after a while I decided to encrypt the ...
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Can't turn wifi on , Locked HTC One x

I'm using HTC One x , my phone got locked after some attempts to unlock it by my brother. I remember my Google acc , but I changed my password recently , so it's different from the password that is ...
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Where is stored type lock (if users have to enter a password/SIMM or a pattern)?

I'm working on source code of Lollipop. It seems the type lock (if users have to enter a password/SIMM or a pattern) is stored in a database, /data/system/locksettings.db. This database is located in ...
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Pattern-locked Samsung Galaxy with SuperSU and no internet

Some months ago, I rooted my Samsung Galaxy and installed SuperSU. Stupidly, I'd had believed that the only thing that happens when you enter the pattern wrong too many times is that you have to wait ...
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Fall back to pattern lock if fingerprint not recognised

Can I make my phone fall back to pattern lock (instead of password) if the fingerprint isn't recognised? I've got a Samsung Galaxy S6 with the stock rom, Android version 5.1.1. Ideally I'd like a way ...
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Unlocking ex-employee's phone (exchange activesync but no google)

We have a staff member who has left and we need the files off their phone. The device (Moto G) is connected with ActiveSync to our exchange, we don't have a requirement for lock code in place, but ...
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How to remove pattern lock from Huawei G525 without using OS?

After two many pattern attempts on Huawei G525-U00, there is a sign in Google account request to unlock the phone. I've tried all of my Google accounts, and it seems none of my accounts are ...
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How to unlock my HTC desire 816 w after too many pattern attempts?

I got my phone locked after too many pattern attempts. Now it is asking me to enter my Gmail credentials. I tried that too but nothing is happening. I have active data service but it is not enabled ...
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I forgot my phone pattern and need to reset it or at least retrieve data from it. how can i do this?

I forgot my phone pattern. Unfortunately, in the lollipop update as there is no forgot password option, I do not seem to get any other solutions. I am unable to change the lock password using ...
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How do I unlock my Tablet (using a pattern lock) when there is no “Forgot Password” button?

I forgot the password for my account on my brother's tablet, and being that it is not mine I cannot factory reset it, and even after about 100 failed password attempts, there is no "Forgot Password" ...
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Is it possible to factory reset Sony Xperia J when I forgot the pattern code?

So basically, my friend asked me if it's still possible to factory reset his phone in any way when the pattern code was entered 20 times and it locked itself. The only way to do it right now is to ...
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Remove Unlock Pattern in Motorola Razr i?

I bought a Motorola Razr i in the web but It turns out that the phone has an unlock pattern and now I can't contact the seller. I have read some tutorials of the web talking about the "Hard Reset" ...
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Samsung S2 GT-I9100 broken screen with pattern lock

I have a Samsung S2 with a broken screen (can see a thing) and also has a pattern lock, and debug mode is not enable So my question is: how do I get rid of the pattern lock, turn on USB debugging ...
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How to set up screen lock on my Samsung Galaxy S5

I did just as described in http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Smartphones_and_mobile_internet/Samsung-Galaxy-S5.how_to_set_up_the_screen_lock_on_my_samsung I set up PIN or pattern to lock screen. But ...
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Forgot the Pattern lock pattern in lollipop. How di i reset it?

I locked my mobile with pattern lock. I forgot the pattern. In lollipop there is no option "Forget Pattern". I used Android Device Manager to lock my mobile. It Locked. But I does not ask for the ...
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How to reset a non admin user password in Lollipop?

My son forgot his password in my Nexus Tablet. He does not remember the pattern to draw. Is it possible to reset it, or I must delete his account and recreate it? It used to be possible. Android used ...
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Is it possible to *not* have a lock screen, only the pattern screen on the new android lollipop system? [duplicate]

Before I made the system update on Android I could simply unlock my phone with my pattern. Now I have to unlock it swyping the lock up and then entering my pattern. Is there any way to JUST have the ...
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Too Many Pattern Attempts

An 8-year-old was messing with the pattern request page and brought this up. My question is, can I go back one level and enter the correct pattern as I know it? Since I don't have my G-mail ...
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Android 5.1 encryption password gone after changing back to pattern

I've encrypted my phone (Android 5.1) after setting up a password, and it worked fine. Because I don't want to use a password for the normal screen unlock, I've changed it back to pattern. But now ...
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Not option to reset the pattern

I have an Lenovo A7-30 A3300 3G tablet. I could not remember the pattern. It have no option to reset the pattern or using Gmail to login. Is there any way to login without resetting phone memory? Or ...
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How enable pattern lock in galaxy grand 2

In my device i cant enable pattern lock My device is galaxy grand 2 (4.4.2) Message of pattern lock is : Disabled by administrator, encryption policy or credential storage ????????
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Galaxy Avant - “Lock automatically” turns Keyguard back on

I have a new Samsung Galaxy Avant and I want to setup tasker like my old phone, specifically to turn off the Keyguard when I'm home. It works, until the "Settings > Lock screen > Lock automatically" ...
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I am locked out of my android (Huawei Y511) after forgetting the pattern [duplicate]

I am locked out of my android (Huawei Y511) after forgetting the pattern. The phone is fabric, not unlocked and rooted. usb debugging also is not enabled and no have active Google account. How can i ...
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Fastboot Commands Via Update.zip To Unlock Pattern Lock on Asus Transformer FT201

I purchased an Asus Transformer Prime TF201 a couple years ago. I added a pattern lock on this tablet so our kids would not use it all the time. One of them decied to try the pattern too many times. ...
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forgot my pattern for lock screen [duplicate]

I'm locked out of my tablet because I can't remember what my screen lock pattern is. How do I reset factory settings if I can't get into the tablet? please help this is all new to me
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Sony T3 lock pattern problem

My ex-girlfriend put a pattern lock on my T3. She wont tell me what the recovery email is either. Help! So my brand new T3 is sitting stuck on a pattern lockscreen. I have tried a bunch of things I ...
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How to switch screen unlock from Pattern to Slide

On my Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop I used the Slide setting for the lock screen. To experiment with a VPN, I switched to pattern lock. After deleting the VPN entry I had created, I ...
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Bypass “Swipe up to unlock” on Android Lollipop lock screen

I recently flashed my Nexus 4 to Android Lollipop using the factory image. I have set a pattern lock for unlocking the device. But whenever I turn on the phone, I have to click on the little lock ...
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Unable to set pattern lock on S4 KitKat 4.4

There is an identical question on stack already, but I've already tried the accepted answer: 4.4 Update (Sprint Galaxy S3) disabled pattern lock, can i reenable? I had a rooted 4.3 Galaxy S4. I put ...
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Is there a way to map/translate a pattern-lock to a numeric PIN?

I just encrypted my Moto X (Gen 1) (KitKat 4.4.4) using the default encryption option from the Settings > Security menu. After the encryption process finished, it asks me, "Type password to decrypt ...
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Asus TF700T Does not prompt for forgot password

I've read through the many posts about being locked out of a tablet/phone, but haven't found one where the forgot password / forgot pattern option is missing. I haven't used my Asus TF700T tablet for ...
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How do I remove the pattern lock?

I have my brothers old HTC & was playing with the Location & Security settings. I added the pattern lock to my phone, but it's now just an extra thing to get through before being able to use ...
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Note 8.0 Android 4.4.2 Update: Cannot use pattern lock and credential storage

I updated my Samsung Note 8.0 to Android 4.4.2 (stock) (from somewhat 4.2.x (stock)) today. Then I found that setting up a VPN connection is no longer possible using a screen unlock "pattern". All ...
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Recover Data From Pattern-Locked Galaxy Nexus

A colleague's relative passed away and left behind a Galaxy Nexus phone. It is pattern-locked and we don't have the pattern nor his Google email account password (or access thereto). All my colleague ...
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adb shell su: permission denied

I was trying to unlock my android phone by adb installed. I tried to followed these steps: adb devices adb shell cd data/system su rm *.key But when I typed and enter su, it's showing permission ...
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4.4 Update (Sprint Galaxy S3) disabled pattern lock, can i reenable?

This morning I applied the 4.4 update on my Galaxy S3 (Sprint). I noticed that I can no longer use a pattern lock. The message: "Turned off by administrator, encryption policy or credential storage" ...
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Security options greyed out

There was a great thread on the same subject. Security options grayed out I am in the same situation where I need to keep the certificates on the android phone. And the ActiveSync certificates ...
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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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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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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 ...