1. AC Question's Avatar

    I have an LG Optimus L9 phone and switched the language input to voice input. My phone has a letter password on it but I cannot type the password nor say it. I am stuck at the lock screen of my phone. How do I type in my password? Please help, and thanks in advance!
    11-30-2015 06:04 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does it allow you to speak each individual letter?
    12-01-2015 02:56 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    Do you have another keyboard installed in your phone? If so, can you switch keyboards in the lock screen? If nothing works you could try plugging and USB keyboard using an OTG cable and see if your phone recognise it.
    12-01-2015 03:10 PM
  4. anonymous543's Avatar
    Thank you! You see, Google Voice didn't work("Unfortunately Google Search has stopped working") so I turned off the phone's power.

    Yes, I have an LG Keyboard and an Emoji Keyboard installed on my phone. I can't switch keyboards on my lock screen, I've researched but couldn't find a way to.

    Is there a way I could activate the other keyboards or remove the password by using an OTG cable? My phone is recognized on my laptop when connected with the cable.
    12-01-2015 05:11 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Javier P had suggested connecting a USB keyboard to the phone via an OTG cable--can you try that?
    12-01-2015 05:15 PM
  6. anonymous543's Avatar
    I did, my computer recognized my phone but won't show any of the files on it.
    12-01-2015 05:33 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    I did, my computer recognized my phone but won't show any of the files on it.
    That's a different thing. I was thinking that plugging an external keyboard via an OTG cable could work, but I'm not sure about your phone. Some phones don't have that feature. This cable is very cheap and can be bought online or in retail shops. You could take your phone to a local repair shop and tell the guys if they can check that for you.

    Another idea. If you boot your phone in safe mode it's possible that the stock keyboard will be enabled back. Check how to do that in your phone but in most you just hold the power button, as to switch the phone off, and then long press on the Power Off window.
    12-01-2015 06:47 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I did, my computer recognized my phone but won't show any of the files on it.
    There shouldn't be a computer connected at all in this setup. Use an OTG adapter (it plugs into the phone's microUSB port, and the other end is a female USB port), then use any USB keyboard and plug that into the OTG adapter's female port. Now see if you can use the keyboard to enter your password.
    12-01-2015 06:53 PM
  9. anonymous543's Avatar
    I have to wait until tomorrow to get a keyboard but I do have an OTG cable. I'll let you know if it works.
    12-01-2015 07:48 PM
  10. anonymous543's Avatar
    Oops, I was using my phone charger to connect it to my laptop.

    I have an OTG adapter but have to wait until tomorrow to get a USB keyboard. I'll let you know if it works or not.

    I tried safe mode but the keyboard still didn't appear.
    12-01-2015 07:50 PM
  11. anonymous543's Avatar
    The keyboard didn't work. Do you have any other suggestions?
    12-02-2015 04:38 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    I did a little search and it seems that the L9 doesn't have OTG support, at least with unpowered devices. So I'm not sure what else to suggest short of a factory reset, and even this could be not enough. There's a long thread about this problem with the LG keyboard. Factory reset only worked for a couple of people. You can take a look.


    Sorry mate. Tell us how it goes.
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    12-02-2015 05:02 PM
  13. anonymous543's Avatar
    I read the thread and did more research, I'll have to factory reset.. What do you mean by "unpowered" devices?

    Is there a way I could access my files on my phone by plugging it into my computer? My computer recognizes the phone but won't show any file folders on it (perhaps because the device is locked).
    12-02-2015 06:50 PM
  14. anonymous543's Avatar
    Thanks for all your help Javier P. and B.Diddy! I did a factory reset and lost all my data but it's all right, it's not the end of the world.
    Javier P and B. Diddy like this.
    12-02-2015 08:16 PM
  15. Javier P's Avatar
    Always a pain but at least you managed to fix it. Thanks for the follow up and see you around the forums.
    12-02-2015 08:27 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Glad it works again! I'd take this opportunity to modify how you handle your data, so that it isn't so much of a hassle if you have to do a reset like this again. If you don't already, consider using Google Drive or some other cloud storage service to keep all of your files (and make sure it syncs on a regular basis). Use Google Photos Auto Backup to make sure every photo you take gets backed up immediately to the cloud.
    12-03-2015 11:00 AM
  17. pdejong's Avatar
    Dear all,

    I managed to obtain 90% of this following this scheme:
    1. I called my phone from another phone
    2. I chose to answer with a personalised message, rather than responding the call
    3. Since in this case Voice to text is enabled, I spoke out loud the password
    4. I copied the generated text by holding down my finger on the text, and chose copy from the context menu
    5. I pasted the message from the clipboard in the password textbox
    6. ... and now... how to press 'Return'??? Arghhhh
    09-26-2016 05:17 AM

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