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[sch i=”description” c=”Watch this video to learn a new trick on how to reset your android phone lock password/pattern/pin if you’ve forgotten the same. Thanks to the newly released lock feature in Android Device Manager service of Google.”] We’ll log onto android.com/devicemanager on our pc and use the lock feature. From there, hit on lock button and enter new password. This will change the default password of your phone as well as the security method to pin-based authentication. This service is usually intended to lock your device remotely if misplaced somewhere, but we can utilize this feature in our special scenario.
So, this web utility overrides the default security method of our mobile, as well as reset the password to new one so this works for pin/password or pattern method as well. This is a great and easy way, but of course has some limitations in which case it may not work. The two limitations are:
- Your phone should have access to internet or mobile data, because Google sends password reset request via internet on your smartphone.
- You must have enabled “Allow remote lock and factory reset ” option under Android device manager in Google Setting app on your android device, otherwise the lock and erase option on the web-based interface will remain disabled.
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