3 Steps to Reset Pattern Lock without Google Account and Password

Have you forgotten your Android pattern lock and don’t have access to your Google account to reset it? Don’t worry, there are still ways to regain access to your locked Android device without needing your Google credentials. In this article, we’ll walk through the steps to reset your Android pattern lock even if you can’t log into your Google account.

Forgetting your lock screen pattern can be frustrating, especially if you also don’t remember your Google account password to reset it the normal way. Fortunately, depending on your specific device and Android version, you have a few options to bypass the pattern lock screen and regain access to your phone or tablet. Let’s go through them one by one.

Option 1: Use the “Forgot Pattern” Feature

Many Android devices have a built-in Forgot Pattern feature right on the lock screen that will let you unlock your device without needing your Google account. Here’s how to use it:

  1. On the pattern lock screen, make 5 incorrect attempts at drawing your pattern. After the 5th wrong attempt, you should see a message that says Try again in 30 seconds.
  2. Tap on the Forgot Pattern button below this message. You will be taken to a screen to enter your Google account credentials.
  3. If you don’t know your Google username and password, tap Answer security question at the bottom of this screen. You will be asked to answer the security question you originally set up with your device.
  4. Enter the answer to your security question. If correct, you will be taken to a screen where you can enter a new unlock pattern.
  5. Draw a new pattern lock, confirm it, and your device will be unlocked with the new pattern.

This is the easiest way to reset your pattern lock without a Google account password, if your device supports the feature. However, if you don’t see the Forgot Pattern option, or if you don’t remember the answer to your security question, try the next method.

Option 2: Use Android Device Manager

If your device is connected to the internet, you can use the Android Device Manager website to reset your pattern lock remotely. Here are the steps:

  1. On a computer or other device, go to google.com/android/devicemanager
  2. Sign in with a Google account that was previously connected to your locked device. If you don’t have access to any of the accounts, this method will not work.
  3. In the ADM interface, select the device you need to unlock (if you have multiple devices connected to your account).
  4. Select Lock from the action menu
  5. Enter a temporary password and click Lock again. This will override your pattern lock with the temporary password.
  6. On your device, enter the temporary password to unlock it. You can now go to your lock screen settings and set a new pattern.

The Android Device Manager method will only work if the locked device is turned on and connected to the internet. If your device is offline, or if you don’t have access to a previously synced Google account, try the final option.

Option 3: Factory Reset Your Device

If the above methods don’t work, your last resort to bypass your pattern lock is to perform a factory reset on your device. This will erase all the data on your phone or tablet, so only use this method if you have a recent backup or don’t mind losing your data. Here’s how to factory reset your locked device:

  1. Turn off your device completely.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously until you see the Android logo or feel the device vibrate. The button combination to access recovery mode varies by device, so you may need to look up the specific keys for your model.
  3. In recovery mode, use the volume buttons to scroll to Wipe data/factory reset and press the Power button to select it.
  4. Scroll down to Yes – delete all user data and select it.
  5. Once the reset process completes, select the Reboot system now option.
  6. Your device will restart and no longer have any lock screen security. You can then set up the device as new.

Again, a factory reset will delete all the data on your device, so make sure you have your important data backed up externally before trying this. A reset is the only option to unlock your device if you’ve forgotten your Google account and can’t use the other methods.


Forgetting your Android pattern lock can be stressful, especially if you don’t know your Google account information to reset it normally. However, in most cases, you can still regain access to your device using the Forgot Pattern feature, Android Device Manager, or by factory resetting the device as a last resort.

By following the steps outlined in this article, you should be able to get past the pattern lock screen without needing your Google username and password. Just be aware that a factory reset will erase your device, so only use that method if you have exhausted all other options. Hopefully this guide has helped you get back into your locked Android device!

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