How to Reset Android Phone When Locked

EelPhone author Alex Scott, 11 November, 2019

Summary

Hard reset Android phone with password from Settings on Android phone, but if we forgot password/PIN/pattern/fingerprint on Android phone, we can hard reset Android phone with Eelphone Android Unlock, which tool will reset Android phone without data loss in clicks.


We always use the Settings on Android phone to reset Android phone, enter the Google account password to reset Android phone, erasing all data in Android phone. But when we locked out of Android phone without password/PIN/pattern/fingerprint, how to hard reset Android phone to get out of locked Android phone? Eelphone Android Unlock will reset Android phone when locked.

Part 1: How to Reset Android Phone in Settings on Android-Free


In the case that we just reset Android phone to erase all data in Android phone, we can use the Settings on Android phone to reset Android phone when locked.

Go to Settings>Backup&Reset>Factory Data Reset>Reset Device, with the Google account signed in, reset device to erase all data in Android phone.
Reset a locked Android phone

Note: If you want to use this method to erase all data in Android phone permanently, it's perhaps useless, because Android data recovery tool in the market, like Eelphone Android Data Recovery tool, which can recover deleted data on Android phone, you can download the recovery tool to check if erased data on Android phone can be recovered, all recoverable data in Android can be previewed before recovering and before paying for the recovery tool, so you can check deleted data is recoverable or unrecoverable.

And the Google account is still in your Android phone after resetting Android phone from Settings, but, no any worry if you know the Google account password, we can bypass Google account at any time as we want.

Part 2: How to Hard Reset Android Phone via Recovery Mode-free


But when we forgot PIN/password/pattern/fingerprint on Android phone, we have the only free method to reset Android phone is the recovery mode of Android phone. We can use recovery mode to hard reset Android phone with all data losing.
And there are a few different details between Android phone, we take Samsung phone as an example in the below.

Step 1: Power off Android phone in the first, then press and hold on those three buttons at the same time: Volume Up+Power+Home.
Step 2: Release all holding buttons on Android phone when appears blue letters on the black screen. And use the volume up and down button on the Android phone to switch to “wipe data/factory reset” , and use the power button to select it from all lists. When asked if deleted data on Android phone, click on “Yes, delete all user data”.
Step 3: Return back to use volume up and down button to switch to “Wipe cache partition”.
Step 4: At last, tap on “Reboot system now” to hard reset Android phone without password/PIN/pattern/fingerprint.
Reset Android phone when locked

It's the free method to reset Android phone, if failed, repeat the steps one more time. And we can also reset Android phone with the help of Eelphone Android Unlock, which will reset Android phone in clicks when we forgot Android PIN/patterns/password/fingerprint.

Part 3: How to Reset Android Phone When Locked via Eelphone Android Unlock-Effective


It's an effective and easy method to reset Android phone when locked without password/PIN/pattern/fingerprint. With the guide, in clicks, we can reset Android phone. And what's more, for Samsung and LG phone, we can even use the tool to reset locked Android phone without data loss. And the tool suitable for almost all Android phone.


Step 1: Free download Eelphone Android Unlock on computer by clicking on the Download icon above, according to your computer version, download compatible tool version. On Eelphone home page, just click on Remove Screen Lock feather on the home page.
How to reset Android phone when locked
Note: For Samsung, we can reset if without locsing data, for other Android phones, we click on Remove Scree Lock, which will erase all data on the locked phone after the reset process.
Reset Android phone when locked

Step 2: Connect the locked Android phone to the computer via the USB cable, once locked Android phone connected to the tool, click on the Start to reset Android phone when locked.
How to reset Android phone when locked

Step 3: Now, we should choose the locked Android phone model from the list, then click on Next to go on. Once select the Android model, it will download the data package, and we should put the phone into download mode to download the data package to the Android phone.
How to reset Android phone when locked


Step 4: According to the guide on the tool, put Android phone into download mode.
Reset Android phone when locked

Step 5: Once got into download mode, the tool will download the recovery package automatically. We just wait a moment.
How to reset Android phone when locked

Step 6: Click on Remove Now to reset Android phone without password/PIN/pattern/fingerprint.
How to reset Android phone when locked

The Eelphone Android Unlock can reset Android phone when locked out, forgot Android PIN/password/pattern/fingerprint, we can unlock Android phone with the help of the tool, almost all Samsung phone can be unlocked without losing data.



Alex Scott

This article was updated on 25 April, 2020