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How can I recover my pattern, or get access to alternate user on my android phone.

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My OnePlus 3 can have multiple users, the main one (admin) I have full access to, but I made another, with a different pattern, and because of restart it wants the pattern, which I don't remember, so can I recover that user without losing data? I have the admin user, there has to be something I can do right?

B. Diddy

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Mar 9, 2012
Welcome to Android Central! Unfortunately, there's no way to retrieve that information. It's a security measure, so if it were relatively easy to retrieve that data, it wouldn't be very good security.


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Feb 12, 2012
The pattern is based on a telephone's dial - you can mentally convert it to the digits associated with the points. When you reset the phone and put in a new pattern, write that number down and stick it in a sock drawer.