Lost Your Android Password? Learn How to Unlock it with Android Device Manager

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you forgot the password to your Android device? It can be a frustrating experience, especially if you have important data stored on your phone or tablet. But fear not, as there is a solution that can help you regain access to your device – Android Device Manager.

What is Android Device Manager?

Android Device Manager is a security feature developed by Google for Android devices. It allows users to remotely locate, ring, lock, and erase data on their lost or stolen devices. One of the most useful features of Android Device Manager is the ability to unlock your device if you have forgotten the password.

How does it work?

To use Android Device Manager to unlock your device, you need to have a few prerequisites in place. Firstly, make sure that you have enabled the “Find My Device” option on your Android device. This can be done by going to the Settings app on your device, selecting “Security & location,” and then tapping on “Find My Device.” Make sure the toggle switch is turned on.

Once you have enabled Find My Device, go to any web browser on another device (such as a computer or another smartphone) and visit android.com/find. Sign in with the same Google account that is linked to your locked Android device.

After signing in, you will see a map showing the last known location of your locked device. On the left side of the screen, you will find various options including Ring, Lock, and Erase. To unlock your device using Android Device Manager, click on “Lock.”

Unlocking Your Android Device

When you click on “Lock,” a new window will appear asking for some details related to locking your device. You will need to enter a new temporary password for your locked device. This temporary password will override your existing lock screen password or pattern.

Once you have set the temporary password, click on the “Lock” button at the bottom of the window. Android Device Manager will send a command to your locked device, and within a few seconds, your device will be locked with the new temporary password.

Now, grab your locked Android device and wake it up. On the lock screen, you will see a prompt asking for the temporary password that you just set using Android Device Manager. Enter the temporary password and tap on “Unlock.”

Congratulations. You have successfully unlocked your Android device using Android Device Manager. Now, quickly go to your device settings and set a new lock screen password or pattern that you can remember.


Losing access to your Android device due to a forgotten password can be a stressful experience. However, with the help of Android Device Manager’s unlock feature, regaining access to your device becomes much easier.

Remember to always enable Find My Device on your Android device as a precautionary measure. This will not only help you unlock your device but also allow you to locate it in case it gets lost or stolen.

So next time you find yourself locked out of your Android phone or tablet, don’t panic. Simply use Android Device Manager to unlock it and get back to using your device without any hassle.

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