1. AC Question's Avatar
    I set up my google account on my phone and it asked if I wanted to set android device manager up so I did thinking it would be a good idea if it got lost. It locked and now doesn't recognize my password. I tried resetting the password but it's still not working and I don't want to erase everything in my phone. How do I unlock it?
    07-06-2016 10:25 AM
  2. freeyo's Avatar
    You have to do it via computer.
    Follow this... I copied it for you.

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    How to bypass Android’s lock screen pattern, PIN or passwordBy Marc Knoll on February 14, 2016@marcknolllock-screen-android


    The main reason to set up some sort of lock screen security on your smartphone is to keep strangers (or friends) from checking out your messages or private pictures. Beyond that, you don’t want anyone who dares to steal your phone to get full access to your mails, pictures or other sensitive data. But what if you’re the one who cannot access your phone? You could forget your PIN or pattern, right? Or someone pranks you by setting up a lock screen pattern and just leaves you struggling with it.


    echo adrotate_ad(4, true, 0, 0);
    In any case, there’s quite an easy solution to this without smashing your phone against a wall (or your friend’s face). The only thing you need is to have Android Device Manager enabled on your device (before you locked yourself out of your phone). If you have a Samsung phone, you can also unlock your phone using your Samsung account.

    Forgot your Android lock screen pattern, PIN or password? Here’s what to do
    I tested the following methods using a lock screen pattern, PIN and password and was able to unlock my LG G2 with Android 4.4.2 successfully.

    Unlock your Android device using Android Device Manager (ADM)
    As already mentioned, the following method only applies to devices that have Android Device Manager enabled.

    On a computer or other mobile phone, visit: google.com/android/devicemanager
    Sign in using your Google login details that you also used on your locked phone.
    In the ADM interface, select the device you need to unlock (if it isn’t already selected).
    Select ‘Lock’
    In the appearing window, enter a temporary password. You don’t have to enter a recovery message. Now click ‘Lock’ again.
    If it was successful, you should see a confirmation below the box with the buttons Ring, Lock and Erase.
    On your phone you should now see a password field in which you should enter the temporary password. This should unlock your phone.
    Now, before you go on with your life, go to your phone’s lock screen settings and disable the temporary password.
    That’s it!
  3. freeyo's Avatar
    You have to do it via computer.
    Follow this... I copied it for you.

    Search
    How to bypass Android’s lock screen pattern, PIN or passwordBy Marc Knoll on February 14, 2016@marcknolllock-screen-android


    The main reason to set up some sort of lock screen security on your smartphone is to keep strangers (or friends) from checking out your messages or private pictures. Beyond that, you don’t want anyone who dares to steal your phone to get full access to your mails, pictures or other sensitive data. But what if you’re the one who cannot access your phone? You could forget your PIN or pattern, right? Or someone pranks you by setting up a lock screen pattern and just leaves you struggling with it.


    echo adrotate_ad(4, true, 0, 0);
    In any case, there’s quite an easy solution to this without smashing your phone against a wall (or your friend’s face). The only thing you need is to have Android Device Manager enabled on your device (before you locked yourself out of your phone). If you have a Samsung phone, you can also unlock your phone using your Samsung account.

    Forgot your Android lock screen pattern, PIN or password? Here’s what to do
    I tested the following methods using a lock screen pattern, PIN and password and was able to unlock my LG G2 with Android 4.4.2 successfully.

    Unlock your Android device using Android Device Manager (ADM)
    As already mentioned, the following method only applies to devices that have Android Device Manager enabled.

    On a computer or other mobile phone, visit: google.com/android/devicemanager
    Sign in using your Google login details that you also used on your locked phone.
    In the ADM interface, select the device you need to unlock (if it isn’t already selected).
    Select ‘Lock’
    In the appearing window, enter a temporary password. You don’t have to enter a recovery message. Now click ‘Lock’ again.
    If it was successful, you should see a confirmation below the box with the buttons Ring, Lock and Erase.
    On your phone you should now see a password field in which you should enter the temporary password. This should unlock your phone.
    Now, before you go on with your life, go to your phone’s lock screen settings and disable the temporary password.
    That’s it!
    pkcable likes this.
    07-06-2016 10:52 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If you reset your Google password online, then may have to wait 72 hours before logging in successfully on the phone. Don't Change Your Google Password Before Factory Resetting Your Android Phone - You Might Trip A 72-Hour Security Lockout
    pkcable likes this.
    07-06-2016 01:30 PM
  5. ihatesamsung's Avatar
    That all worked fine until the new marshmallow update.
    Device manager Cannot override the secondary pin you have to know use along with your fingerprint.
    If you put in a password to protect your fingerprint ( as required by this new update - which is ridiculous), and you forget the pin/password, your totally screwed. Only a factory reset "might" work...
    07-08-2016 05:35 PM

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