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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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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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Pattern not working - Locked out of phone

I have an Android 6 device. Since this morning when I woke up, my pattern is no longer working and the wifi mobile hotspot was turned off during the night (it was on when I went to sleep). After a ...
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“Wrong Pattern” After Flashing Image

I wanted to update my OnePlus 3 to OxygenOS 4 using TWRP but that resulted in an error. I tried again, same error. I flashed the old image again, no error, phone was usable again, updated TWRP, ...
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Phone keeps prompting for pattern confirmation

About two weeks ago my phone started popping up the confirm pattern screen for no apparent reason. It happens whether I'm using the phone or not. I took it into the verizon store and the guy played ...
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Access data from a locked Galaxy S4

I just received a Samsung Galaxy S4 (model GT-I9505) from the family of my friend, who just passed away. This smartphone has a pattern screen lock. Unfortunately, nobody knows the pattern. They asked ...
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Recover pattern lock of moto g3 marshmallow (unrooted phone) gesture.key (permission denied for removing, backup, copy etc.)

I have an unrooted phone. It has facial recognition so I am able to unlock it and use. I need to recover my pattern. I have tried copying, backing up, removing gesture.key but permission is denied( no ...
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Unlock by fingerprint only

When I initially set up my phone, I had to both choose a pattern and scan my fingerprint, for providing maximal security. Now, when I want to unlock my phone, I can choose, whether I want to do that ...
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Entering a pattern using the keyboard

I am using a keyboard with my android phone (connected via a usb otg cable) I have noted that hitting SPC or RET when the phone is locked takes me to the unlock screen where i have to enter a pattern....
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Forgotten Pattern/Pass Lock on Android

How to remove pattern/pass lock from an android device if the USB Debugging is off and Recovery Mode is inaccessible and it doesn't have a Gmail account? It's a Chinese Tablet Name & Model: Eken ...
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Too many pattern attempts with no data connection? GS1

So i locked myself out of my GalaxyS1(i9000) I Have lots of stuff on there that i really need. I have no wifi or data connection on,debugging is off,no root. only bluetooth on... I know it seems like ...
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How to Bypass a pattern lockscreen on a oneplusone phone

I have A one plus one phone and i forgot my password (pattern). and i dont have a google recovery account and a recovery pin and i need all my stuff from the phone. what can i do to unlock it?
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How to backup contacts when my touchscreen is cracked?

My touchscreen on my Samsung Galaxy screen is cracked. I am unable to use the screen. It has a pattern lock. When I use Kies 3 it says that my phone is locked. How do I unlock it with the pattern ...
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Qmobile Forgotten Unlock Pattern [duplicate]

I've forgotten the unlock pattern for my Qmobile i7i and it does not provide me with the option to enter my email, backup pin, etc. Factory restore is not an option as there is important data on the ...
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How to disable pin/pattern lock in android device

I am not sure this is the right place to ask this question.? I have enabled pattern lock in my android device. Just for curiosity I am trying to disable and keep only swipe to unlock option but I can'...
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Moto E , Tried 55 times on Pattern lock screen

I changed my pattern recently. Tried it 55 times and hasn't showed "Forgotten Password' option. HELPP Moto E
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How to unlock my phone from pattern lock

I am using an Android-based phone, a Moto G. By mistake it was locked with a pattern. I need to remove this pattern lock. How can I unlock it without losing the data on my phone?
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Why I need swipe screen before enter pattern?

I use Android 6.0.1 (Samsung S7). Phone locked by pattern. But to unlock it I need swipe screen first, and enter pattern code after that. I don't have this problem(features) on s4 Android 5.0.1. How ...
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Why is fingerprint lock 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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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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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 android-...
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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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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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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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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. ...