In the Find My Mobile account interface you should see your registered phone on the left hand side. This tells you that you’re phone is registered to that account.
On the left sidebar, select ‘Unlock my screen’.
Now select ‘Unlock’ and wait for a few seconds for the process to finish.
You should get a notification window telling you that your screen is unlocked.
That’s it. Your phone should be unlocked.
Disable your lock screen using custom recovery and “Pattern Password Disable” (SD card needed)
This method is for more advanced Android users that know what the terms “rooting” and “custom recovery” mean. As the title says, for this to work you need any kind of custom recovery installed and your phone must have an SD card slot. Why the SD card? Well, we need to transfer a ZIP file to your phone and that’s usually not possible when it’s locked. The only way is to insert an SD card with the file.Unfortunately, card slots became kind of a rare thing in the smartphone world, so this will only work for some people.
Your phone should boot up without a locked screen. Should there be a password or gesture lock screen, don’t panic. Just type in a random password or gesture and your phone should unlock.
More proven methods to unlock your phone submitted by our readers:
It’s possible that none of the options above got you passed the lock screen. Luckily, some of our readers struggling with that issue were able to find even more creative ways to bypass their lock screen and were so kind to share them. We’re extremely thankful for that!
We haven’t tested them throroughly on multiple devices or Android versions, so we cannot promise that those will work for you. However, a number of people managed to access their phone again and we hope you’ll do so as well.
Submitted by starr:
Call your locked phone from another one.
Accept the call and hit the back button during the call
This should give you complete access to your phone
Go to your phone’s security settings and try to remove the pin or pattern. To do so, you first need to put in the current one, which you obviously don’t know anymore. The only way is to guess and try out different combinations until you get it right. Should you get this far, then you can disable the pin or set a new one.
Submitted by Zubairuddin Buriro (probably only applicable to LG phones):
Zubairuddin’s very creative method can help you out in case you’re Wifi and data connection are both turned off. As mentioned above, this method might only work on LG phones, since it relies on LG’s native quick memo app.
Press and hold the volume up key, until the Quick Memo app launches.
Draw something random into it.
Tap the sharing button and select SmartShare.
Selecting SmartShare should activate your phone’s Bluetooth and Wifi (important here is Wifi).
Make sure you’re close to a Wifi network that you’re phone connects to automatically.
Now, you’re back online and you can go ahead and try all the methods discussed above that require a data connection.
Unlock your Android lock screen pattern with your Google Login (only Android 4.4 and below)
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If you haven’t updated your firmware to Android Lollipop (5.0), then there’s a faster way to unlock a lock screen pattern.
Enter a wrong lock screen pattern five times (shouldn’t be hard if you don’t remember the correct one)
Select ‘Forgot Pattern’
Now you should be able to enter a backup PIN or your Google account login.
Enter either your backup PIN or your Google login.