How to unlock a phone locked with a pattern or pin

How to unlock a phone locked with a pattern or pin
If you can't remember the PIN or pattern of your Mobile Phone and you don't know how to unlock it, keep reading because you will learn how to unlock it easily.

Depending on whether you have an Android mobile or an iPhone, you must follow one method or another. But in both cases it is possible to unlock it and it is nothing to write home about.

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How to unlock my Android phone?

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we recommend that you watch the video first. As you can imagine, unlocking a pattern-locked Android is not the same as if it is PIN-locked. In the case of the PIN, it all comes down to knowing the PUK, which your operator will be able to give you without problem.
Otherwise, if you need to unlock an Android mobile with a pattern, we propose 3 alternative methods:

1. “Find my device” from Google, to unlock your Mobile phone with password or pattern

The official service offered by Google, the creator of Android, is the ideal and the fastest. The trick is to change the password for the device in question, which should be previously linked to your Gmail account.

The exact steps to take are super simple:

  1. Access the Find My Device service
  2. Sign in with your Google account
  3. Select the device to unlock
  4. Change your password
Unlock android phone with find my device

2. Smart Lock, an alternative to unlock your Android if you have forgotten your pattern

In terms of security, everything evolves very quickly. Therefore, it is likely that if your mobile is relatively new, it would give you the option of unlocking it through fingerprints or facial recognition of your face.

These unlocking options are managed from the phone settings, usually in the Screen lock section (under Security).

It is always a good idea to be able to block in these ways, since your footprints and your facial features are unique and it is something that you cannot "forget". If you did not have them configured, for the next one you already know.

3. Unlock a Mobile phone with “Find my device” from Samsung

Unlock a Mobile phone with “Find my device” from Samsung
This method is only viable for Samsung mobiles, but it is a very powerful and practical service offered by this famous Mobile phone manufacturer, totally free.
With Find my device, you can unlock your mobile without any problem. But this tool is much more complete and, in fact, will allow you to completely manage your Mobile phone remotely.

How to unlock an iPhone

Again, we propose a video for you to watch yourself before getting into the subject, as it will probably solve your problem. Of course, we already advance you that without your Apple ID and your password you will not be able to unlock it easily. You know, Apple is Apple.
How to unlock a iPhone

Now we will explain 3 alternative methods:

1. Find my iPhone, the official and fastest way

Through Apple's official service called Find my iPhone, you can unlock your Mobile Phone by following these steps:

  1. Access the service through the link we have mentioned, from any other device (it does not have to be from Apple)
  2. Enter your iCloud login details
  3. Verify that you have any backup of your iPhone in iCloud and make sure you have it handy
  4. Find and select the "Erase device" option to remove your iPhone from iCloud. Make sure you have a backup, as we have already told you.
  5. Once done, restart your iPhone and it will be like new from the factory.
  6. Restore the last backup you have made.


2. iTunes to unlock your iPhone when you don't remember the unlock PIN

If the above method does not convince you, another thing you can do is sync your iPhone with iTunes on a computer. If this is your case, check that you have backup copies made and execute these steps:


  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with iTunes
  2. Open iTunes on your computer
  3. Find and choose the option "Restore copy." Be very careful and do not fall for another option called "Restore iPhone", which is different.

3. Recovery mode, emergency solution

First of all, make sure you have a cable handy to connect your iPhone with a computer. If this is the case, you will have to restart it in a certain way depending on the version of your iPhone:

  • iPhone 7 or higher: You must press the activation button and the volume down button simultaneously until the recovery screen appears. Do not stop pressing them when you see the Apple logo, you must keep them pressed until you see the screen that we tell you.
  • Previous iPhone: In this case, you must do the same as in the previous case, but pressing the activation button and the start button simultaneously.

Once this is done, you will be in the recovery mode and from there you will have more options than before.

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