1. AC Question's Avatar
    Forgot the pattern to unlock the start up screen.
    12-02-2016 02:10 AM
  2. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Use Android Device Manager to unlock the screen. In ADM, hit lock screen, you will be asked for a password, use that to access your device
    12-02-2016 03:43 AM
  3. 420lyfe's Avatar
    If you forgot the password/pattern you need to factory reset your device... it can be done through recovery
    12-02-2016 08:44 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! On some devices, if you fail the unlock enough times, it might prompt you for your Google account and password. But if it doesn't, then 420lyfe is correct -- you'll have to do a factory reset using the hardware keys. What do I do if I forgot my password to unlock to my tablet? – Trio Tablet Support

    If the device is on Lollipop or above, then you'll have to reenter the correct Google username and password after the factory reset is complete -- hopefully you remember that.
    12-02-2016 11:33 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Duplicate threads merged
    12-02-2016 11:54 PM

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