We all know how important is to lock our devices by setting up a password, pattern lock, pin or fingerprint in order to protect our data and privacy. But forgetting the password we’ve set up before it’s a basic human instinct. Fortunately, there are some ways to bypass LG lock screen when forgot password and we’ll share with you in this guide.
Before going through our guide, let me tell you that is very important to backup your data regularly. In case of a LG factory reset, which we’ll show you later in this guide, you may lose all of your data. However, if you did a backup you can restore all the settings and documents (photos, contacts, etc) you’ve made on your device.
With that being said, let’s proceed through few methods to remove lock screen on LG devices with or without factory reset.
- Method 1: Unlock LG lock Screen Through Forgot Pattern Feature
- Method 2: Remove Lock Screen on LG via Android Device Manager
- Method 3: Unlock LG Password Lock with ADB
- Method 4: Bypass Password on LG via Safe Mode
- Method 5: Disable Screen Lock on LG with Emergency Call Hack
- Extra Method: Bypass LG Lock by Factory Reset (Hard Reset)
Method 1: Unlock LG lock Screen Through Forgot Pattern Feature
If your LG device is running on Android version 4.4 or older, there is a “forgot pattern” feature that helps you to easily do the LG screen lock bypass. You’ll have to enter for at least 5 times a wrong pattern and then you will find the “Forgot Pattern” option at the bottom of your screen.
Once there, you have 2 options to unlock LG screen when forgot password:
- through your Google account – log in and you’re be able to set a new PIN or pattern lock.
- through answer question – here you have to answer the questions you have added when made your Google account.
Method 2: Remove Lock Screen on LG via Android Device Manager
If you linked your Google account with your LG device, this means you can find the device on your Find My Device page, but make sure you have this option turned on. Beside erase and secure device, there you can find a LOCK option. This feature is all we need to set a new lock screen such a password.
Clicking on the LOCK feature from left sidebar, a window will show up. There you need to set a new password which will be used to unlock LG screen in future. You can also set up secure and erase the device from the menu.
Method 3: Unlock LG Password Lock with ADB
This method require to have some technical knowledge or to be familiar with the ADB tools (Android Debug Bridge) and command line, but also your locked phone needs to have USB debugging enabled. Once you have downloaded ADB (check this article on how to download and install) on your computer, let’s proceed through a few steps.
- use a USB cable to connect your device to computer or laptop.
- open the command prompt by pressing Win + R and then enter CMD
- once here, type this command and you’re LG device will disable the lock screen:adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key
You’re almost done. Now just restart your phone and you will see that the screen lock has been disabled. Now you can set a new password for your own privacy.
Method 4: Bypass Password on LG via Safe Mode
If you have installed an 3rd party app to set up a lock screen for your LG device, then this option should work for you. If you don’t already know, the Safe Mode option will disable all apps that you have installed on your phone.
To boot into Safe Mode, press the power button then long press power off option. Then you will be asked if you want to reboot the device into Safe Mode. Select OK and restart the phone. Once turned on, look for the app which you had used to set the lock screen and uninstall or wipe the data. Now you can set a new lock screen for your smartphone.
Method 5: Disable Screen Lock on LG with Emergency Call Hack
Believe it or not, there are some users saying they can bypass LG lock screen when forgot password with emergency calls. Even some said this solution works only on Android 5 and below, others said this might work on recent versions too. As you may know, even if your screen is password locked, you can do some commands, such finding the device’s IMEI and more.
So if you’re asking if you can unlock LG password using emergency call, the answer is YES! Let’s proceed through the steps:
- tap on the Emergency Call option on your device’s lock screen. Once the dialer shows up, enter like 10 asterisks (*) then double tap to highlight the characters and copy it. Now paste, and copy it and paste it again until the field is full and can no longer be highlighted.
- Now go back to your lock screen and launch the Camera app. Access the drop-down notifications menu and then go to the Settings. Once here, you’re being asked to input a password. Paste here the string you have copied in the first step until the interface would be crashed. Now the Camera app will be opened and your LG will be unlocked.
To be honest, I haven’t tried this method yet, so I am asking you if this worked for you. When I forgot my lock screen password I have used Dr. Fone lock screen removal tool. I highly recommend this software in case the methods described here won’t work for you – even I doubt it.
Extra Method: Bypass LG Lock by Factory Reset (Hard Reset)
Our last solution to bypass LG lock screen is through factory. This method will erase all data from your device so it’s very important to have a backup before going with this, but it will also remove the lock screen pin or password as well.
Follow these steps to bypass screen lock by restoring LG phone to factory reset:
Step 1: when your device is turned off, press power and volume down at the same time.
Step 2: release the buttons when the LG logo is displayed, then immediately press and hold the power again.
Step 3: when Android System Recovery screen is showing up, you can release all the buttons.
Step 4: using volume buttons go through menu and select wipe data / factory reset by pressing the power button.
Step 5: now select reboot system now to restart the phone. Once restarted the screen lock will be disabled.
You can also bypass lock screen fastest with some secret codes: *#*#7780#*#* or*2767*3855# – these codes will erase data from your phone (try one by one).
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