Questions tagged [pattern-lock]

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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After deleting user 0's locksettings.db, user 10 (Island work profile) failed to decrypt in TWRP

My Pixel 5 running Android 11, encountered a frozen screen when attempting to set the screen lock to none. After the system auto reboots, the device prompts for unlocking the screen pattern. Even ...
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Locked Samsung A51

My Samsung A51 has been locked since 28th of December 2023. My AHDH son changed my pattern and can’t remember the pattern. I have tried different patterns every day and can’t seem to unlock the phone, ...
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How to remove pattern lock In Samsung Phone without data loss?

I have a Samsung Galaxy M12 which I forgot the Pattern lock of it and This has some very important data in it. So, Now I have been running around Internet for the probable solution but nothing worked ...
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Unlock Android with Pattern Lock Without Losing Data

I have HTC One M7 which I wasn't using from 2018. So I forgot pattern lock but I want check data on this smartphone. It's good scope to develop and practice with Android. What I've learn till now: ...
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How can I unlock my Pixel phone?

Last night I added a pattern lock on my Pixel 4a before sleeping. After waking up today, I cannot remember the exact pattern. I can only remember that it was a zigzag pattern. After failing several ...
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Android 13 configuration stops on picking screen lock

tl;dr My phone has become "bricked". After wiping all the data it regain normal functionality, but I cannot complete Android initial configuration due to phone stopping on selection of a ...
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Oneplus One - unlock pattern and/or retrieve data

I have a OnePlus One that went dead 7 years ago with valuable photos (for me) on it. Had it repaired recently, but can't remember the pattern I used back then... Here is what I found out about the ...
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Unlocking an Android phone

I forgot the password to my Android phone (I have a Samsung A51) and I am trying to reset the lock password. It is important for me not to reset because I have important information that I want to ...
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Using "locksettings" to manage a 4x4 lock pattern?

I'm running Android 11 on a Pixel 5. I know about the locksettings --set-pattern ... shell command, but that command only seems to work in a 3x3 pattern space. For example, if the pattern is to start ...
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Change Unlock method after device restart via ADB

My Android 11 device is asking for a password after I reboot in addition to the fingerprint auth. I forgot the password. Is there a way to change the default unlock screen to pattern unlock? Note ...
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Recover user data (photos videos) from a Poco X3 Pro forgotten pattern

So, I decided yesterday to change my pattern to something more complicated for terms of privacy. For my bad, I had such an awful day yesterday and I honestly don't remember the whole pattern. My ...
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can't adb into phone with broken screen and lock pattern

i accidentally dropped my Pixel 6a on the counter a little hard. it landed flat on it's back. no physical damage. but the screen froze up. i pressed the power button to try and lock the screen (which ...
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Draw security pattern using usb c to hub with hdmi

Not sure if it's a note 10 issue or an android issue. My note 10 screen no longer works. I connect it to usb c to usb hub with hdmi. The monitor now shows clock and lock. The time is correct. I press ...
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Regain access to (partly) locked phone

I know I know: Again someone asking "how do I unlock my phone without the pattern", but please read to the end haha. I use a VPN software on my phone that asks me to change me lock screen ...
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Recovering forgotten lock

I have forgotten a 3x3 pattern lock on my phone, luckily I do have TWRP. Is there an easy way to brute-force it, then? I'm willing to wait a while if that's what it takes. The reason I ask is because ...
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Values of successive wait durations for unsuccessful Android pattern tries

On my smartphone running Android 9, the pattern lock seems to work the following way: The user is allowed 5 attempts to draw a pattern. If all patterns in (1) above are incorrect, the user has to ...
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Found my child's LG phone but can't remember unlock pattern

Found my child's LG phone which was lost months ago. Can not remember pattern to unlock. What do I do?
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Completely broken (unviewing-untouchable) android screen - (known) patternlock - no google account

After my mobile screen fell I was asking if there was someway to draw my android lock pattern, I precise, pattern, NOT PIN, by using a keyboard, maybe typing corresponding numbers on the numpad... Up ...
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ADB - bypass lock screen

I am using Lineageos 17.1 on the FP3 (the phone is not rooted). I do know my screen pattern code (it is a 6x6 pattern), but I am not able to enter it correctly, because I disabled that the pattern is ...
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Tab A 10.1 Unknown pattern required after update

System update was recently completed. After the update, the tablet now requires a pattern to sign in but one has never been used on this device. It also requires a pattern to turn off or reset so a ...
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Screen unlock pattern fails

After a system crash, it black screen and reboots, i am unable to unlock using a pattern, it is correct but is not recognised. I don't want to exceed the retry limit as things get more complicated... ...
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Draw unlock pattern without having to swipe first

When an Android 10 phone is locked, it shows notifications and says "Swipe to unlock", then after swiping it hides the notifications, and shows the pattern lock saying "Draw unlock ...
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Android patttern lock reset

Awesome people! I need help! My wife's old Xperia z1 has a broken digitizer, the phone is pattern locked without showing the path. Of course, no one can remember the pattern, USB debugging is not ...
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Forgotten Swipe Pattern lock for Nexus 6P (but fingerprint works!)

I have a Google Nexus 6P with Copperhead OS installed on it. I forgot the pattern to unlock the screen. Is there any way I can recover (a part) of the data on my phone? I am pretty sure that the ...
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Android lock screen bug after system files deleted

I accidentally deleted some system files ( I was on adb connection) . And lock screen stopped working right after. The issue is that, I have a lock pin/pattern/password, but system says, it's not ...
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Understanding Secure Enclave (or equivalent) - Samsung S8+ SM-955F

I'm trying to understand the limits of the Secure Enclave (or equivalent, I'm not certain what its called) on the Samsung S8+ Specifically, does the secure enclave include any features related to ...
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History of unlock patterns

I have a Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) on Android 5.1 Lollipop unlocked (with ADB and TWRP). I want to see an unlock pattern that I used a few months ago. Is there a way to see the previous unlock patterns ...
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Why can't I change my password in system settings? Nexus 6p Resurrection Remix Pie

After entering the wrong password too many times in VPN settings, I can't enter my password in settings. Whenever I do, I get sent back to the previous page. I can't even change my password!
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Can not select secure screen lock option on Samsung Galaxy s8+

I am trying to set my screen lock to pattern/pin/password but it reverts back to a non-secure option (swipe/none). I have tried: Clearing cache Clearing credentials Removing Nova-launcher I'm all ...
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Attempting to brute force Android security pattern through TWRP via adb

Yesterday I somehow forgot the Android security pattern on my phone. Due to muscle memory I sort of know what it was, but can't figure out the true pattern. Therefore I'm attempting to brute force it ...
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How can I reset the "password attempts" counter on the S6

guys! I'll admit it, I was trying to unlock my mom's phone she let me borrow, and it closed for inactivity, and I didn't want to bother to go ask her, so I tried the password. Now I only have two more ...
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Pattern unlock required when starting phone

AFAIK on Android 7 Nougat, when you set pattern unlock, the user is not required to enter the pattern to power up the phone. However, on Android 8.1 Oreo (I'm running a Wiko VIEW MAX Android 8.1 phone)...
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Can't access screen lock type settings

I've recently updated my Moto G5 to Android Oreo and since then my lock screen automatically changed from pattern to swipe.. When the phone boots up it still asks me to "enter your pattern to start ...
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Pattern unlock not working after OS upgrade to android 6.0.1 Sansung J7

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy J7 device from system update menu. It was working fine after the upgrade but it is not accepting my pattern after the restart. I don't remember the PIN also. I have ...
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Recover access to Samsung Galaxy Tab A after forgetting the pattern lock

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab A and I put a pattern lock on it, but sometime later, I forgot the pattern. I've looked it up and the only options to recover are to have the tablet off, but I can't turn ...
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How do I exit one-handed mode for the lock pattern screen?

My lock screen is in one-handed mode, but the rest of my phone is in normal mode. My settings have got one-handed mode turned off. How do I turn it off for the pattern screen?!
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How to make sure that screen lock really locks and doesn't allow to do anything?

I've recently switched from Lenovo A328 (Android 4.4) to Samsung SM-A320F (Android 8.0, not rooted). On Lenovo I had screen lock set to "pattern", and that let me get rid of the misfeature of opening ...
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Unlock android pattern after changing Gmail Password

My little brother had put a pattern lock on my old phone. I can't lose any data from that phone as It has many important contacts in it. so I'm not going for a factory reset. I had recently changed my ...
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Is there any option for continuous authentication on Android ?

Suppose you unlock your smartphone and put it aside and someone takes it before it gets locked, is there any mechanism currently to authenticate the new user and lock him out of the phone ? I see ...
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Does anyone know why after I updated my android phone, that it doesn't unlock?

I literally just updated my phone (I have a BLU X2 if that helps) to the new Android thing last night and my phone shuts down whenever I have any new updates. But I can't seem to unlock my phone this ...
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Can't hard reset samsung and forgot the Pattern

I have Samsung Galaxy Duos Grand Prime plus running Lollipop. I forgot the pattern. If I keep entering wrong pattern, the phone won't prompt me to enter the backup pin Volume up + home + power isn't ...
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How to remove pattern lock without data loss?

I have intex aqua super mobile with android 5.1 os. I aslo try google recovery find my device method but that not working. How to recover pattern lock without data loss? Device is not rooted. ...
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Screen lock not working in Moto z play

I recently got into an issue with my Moto z play screen lock. Pressing the power button doesn't lock the screen. I have enabled pattern lock option for screen lock. But still only after booting up it ...
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Are lock screen pattern and system start pattern the same?

I have recently bought a Nokia 5 and I am quite new to Android. I have entered screen lock/and or start lock and entered a pattern. Acutally, I don't know if I did that one or two times but then I ...
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Xposed, disable pattern required on boot

On my phone, a Nexus 6p, rooted and obviously has Xposed, it asks for my pattern after every single boot, and I can't use my fingerprint. This is extremely annoying, and I dgaf about security. The ...
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Installing AROMA File Manager

I have to break the pattern on someone's Android phone. I researched on Google and found a way of doing it with AROMA File Manager. Do I have to install CWM or TWRP or can I use a custom recovery ...
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My HTC One M9 has a pattern lock that I forgot (I know, dumb). Used Android Device Manager. No prompt

So the screen actually appears saying "Locked by Android Device Manager" but I have absolutely no prompt to type or a keyboard or anything. Hitting the home button just brings the pattern back up. I ...
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Power Down a Locked Device

So I brought a Samsung S7 while on a trip, quickly ran through the setup, adding a fingerprint and a pattern password. I didn't pay much attention to the pattern password, as I had the fingerprint. ...
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Why does the pattern lock exist? [closed]

I don't understand why many newer phones use the pattern lock by default as opposed to a more traditional pin. All I see is downsides: I find it slightly more tricky to keep dragging throughout the ...
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I got a Samsung Galaxy 3 lite from a friend I don't have the Google accounts info and don't know the password to unlock

Samsung Galaxy 3 lite Please I got it from a friend that moved away. I don't know the Google accounts info or the password or pattern to unlock it. What do I do??
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