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How to Hard Reset Phone when you Forgot Lock Pattern

In the previous article we have gone through how to password protects your Android mobile phone with different lock options. In Lock Pattern you are asked to provide the combination of dots which are arranged in grid to unlock the device. This trend is available in the smartphones which have touchscreen input.

It’s fine if you remember which dots to use to unlock, you can get in but what if you have forgotten the lock pattern on your Android handset? But still you can have a try with the lock pattern until you remember some or atleast a part of it. Try to use the combination possible. If you have entered the wrong pattern five times then you need to wait for another 30 seconds to unlock the device.

If you forgot you screen unlock pattern then you need to reset it. The simple procedure is mentioned below –
1. Continue to enter the unlock pattern five times until you are prompted with forgot password (forgot pattern in some handsets) at the bottom right side of the screen.

2. Tap on the Forgot Password option and you would be prompted to sign in with the existing Google or Gmail account information. You need to provide the ID when you first register or activated your phone. If you have that, it would be easy to get in for you and then change the unlock pattern (atleast by now you would be remembering your unlock pattern).
3. If you don’t know the Gmail ID or the password is wrong then there is only one solution to hard reset your handset. The data present on the added SD card will not be wiped out but you would lose your personal data or information or contacts stored on your phone memory.
4. The procedure for hard reset is mentioned clearly at Reset Android mobile.

[Samsung Galaxy S2] Performing a hard reset

This are the step by step procedures on how to factory reset or hard reset the Samsung Galaxy S II, to return the phone to its original factory fresh default settings.

This may help and only advisable if experiencing frozen or hang up problems when using or opening some applications you previously installed on it.
Take note this will delete all data from the Samsung l9100 Galaxy S II as a result of this procedure. This process may or may not delete the data stored on the microSD memory card. Ensure to make a back up a copy of all important data before proceeding.

First do try to factory data reset the phone through the main menu settings.

1. On the main home screen, just select MENU
2. Select SETTINGS, then select PRIVACY
5. If the password is required,enter it. Then confirm by selecting ERASE EVERYTHING

IF the phone is hang up or frozen, Try to turn it off first and do a hard reset through key combinations.

1. If your Samsung Galaxy S II is frozen, Shut the POWER OFF, take the battery out and put it back again.
2. Hold the Volume Down button
3. Briefly Press and release the Power button
4. A menu will then appears that let you allows for Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
5. Select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
6. Quickly Press and release the Power button
7. Select Volume Up for YES and Volume Down for NO

If the above procedures doesn't work. try this another method:

1. Turn the POWER OFF, pull the battery out and put it back again.
2. Simultaneously press the Volume Up, Home and Power button
3. If the Samsung Symbol appears, release the Power button
4. A Boot Menu will then show, Use the volume up/down to choose and home to select.

Wait 'till the process completes, Once the wipe is completed, the Samsung Galaxy S II l9100 will then reboot. All the data you previously installed already been deleted and then the phone will then return to its original factory fresh default settings.

How to Factory Reset your Android device

In this lesson we will show you how you can Factory Reset your Android device. But, before we get started, let’s go over what exactly happens when you do a Factory Reset on your Droid and also some of the reasons why you may or may not want to do it.
What happens when you do a Factory Reset on your Android device?

It erases all the data on your phone! It will wipe all the data off of the internal storage of the device and return it to the default factory settings. This means deleting the following from your device: your google account, system and application data, custom settings, and downloaded applications. In addition, you can also choose to have your external storage (SD card) erased as well. After the Factory Reset is complete your phone will operate in the same way it did the first time you turned it on. You’ll have to re-install all of your data and applications back onto the device.
Why would you want to do a Factory Reset?
1. Malfunctioning device (resetting the phone to original settings may fix numerous issues)
2. Wipe personal data off before selling
3. Returning it to manufacturer or retailer and want all personal data removed
What to do before you do a Factory Reset?
1. Backup any important files to your PC or external storage
2. Make sure your contacts are synced with your Gmail account
3. Write down a list of apps you may want to reinstall

Now that we’ve got that out of the way… Below are the step-by-step instructions and the video tutorial on How to Factory Reset your Android device.

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