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Too Many Pattern Attempts – Solution

Android is most popular operating system for mobiles.This Operating System is designed by Google and is available for free.Smart phone making companies are using Android as their mobile phone operating system.This system has benefit of thousands of free applications available over Google Play.A common problem which mobile users are facing is that their mobile is locked after too many wrong pattern attempts.

Pattern Lock in Android Mobile
Pattern Lock in Android Mobile

Most of users lock their mobile by using pattern lock.Pattern lock is a kind of lock in which you have to draw image by connecting  adjacent circles.You can browse your mobile only when you make right pattern.In case you draw wrong pattern ,you are asked to redraw the pattern.

If you add wrong pattern for more than 20 times then your phone get locked.Now you can’t try new pattern or use any other feature of mobile phone.Even you can’t make any call.In this case your phone is totally locked.

Solution for Too Many Pattern Attempts

If you have attempted wrong pattern many times and your phone is locked ,then there are following solutions:-

First solution is to use Google account associated with mobile.You need to log in into your Google account and then you can disable or change the pattern lock.Internet (mobile data) on your mobile should be working otherwise you need access to WiFi to do that.If  your mobile is not connecting with internet then you have to go for second solution.

Too Many Pattern Attempts
Too Many Pattern Attempts

If WiFi or mobile data is Off on your mobile then you can’t authenticate online to unlock your device.You can enable WiFi as well as mobile data by connecting your mobile with Android Debug Bridge (ADB). This method requires USB Debugging feature enabled which is under ‘Developer options’ of your device.

Second solution to overcome “Too Many Pattern Attempts” problem is to format the mobile device.You need to make hard reset of your mobile to overcome pattern lock problem.For most of the Android devices ,you can hard reset the device by pressing POWER + VOLUME + HOME button simultaneously.Please remember that all your data (images ,music files , videos and contacts saved in mobile ) will lost during hard reset and your phone will be restored to factory setting.

Let me know if you didn’t find hard reset code/method for your mobile.I will find it for you.

Third solution is to use desktop app.You need to know username and password of Google account associated with your mobile device.Name of the app  is Screen Lock Bypass Pro. You can download it in Google store.Install this app on your device and you can bypass the pattern lock.

 Steps to Bypass Pattern Lock Using Android Debug Bridge (ADB)

You can bypass pattern lock using ADB.For this method to work ,you need USB debugging mode enabled.By default this feature is enabled automatically.

Connect your device to computer with the help of USB cable and issue following command through ADB

adb shell
rm /data/system/gesture.key

Reboot your android device and now supply following commands

adb shell
cd /data/data/­s/databases
sqlite3 settings.db
update system set value=0 where name=’lock_pattern_autolock’;
update system set value=0 where name=’lockscreen.lockedoutpermanently’;

Restart your device.

You have done.It will accept any pattern lock now.Let me know if you got any error.

To protect Your Android Device Read our Article : Apps To Track Lost or Stolen Phone For Free

Sher Singh

I am a blogger writing on various topics including new technology, websites and how to use them.There are number of services provided by each technology and websites but users are not aware of them.This blog shows use of such services so that users can fully utilize any technique, software or websites.

745 thoughts to “Too Many Pattern Attempts – Solution”

  1. sir my micromax Bolt a27 has been pattern lock many attemp ,my device data connection is off so what method I recover my device? please sir help me…

  2. Please help me my phone is Alacatel One Touch Soleil, I had too many pattern attempts on my phone and screen is asking for my google acct, but I can no longer remember my password and username. please help me to open my phone again.

    thank you

  3. sir my micromax Bolt a72 has been pattern lock many attemp ,my device data connection is off so what method I recover my device? please sir help me…

  4. sir my micromax Micromax Canvas Viva A72 Price been pattern lock many attemp ,my device data connection is off so what method I recover my device? please sir help me…

  5. hi sir! i have a lenovo tab….it got locked due to multiple trial of neither connects to the wifi cx wifi was not on earlier when it was open…it also dont get cnktd to ma computer cx it gives option when alryt that allow to connect to computer now it dont appear..also tried the power volume and home button …act it dont hv a home button and home icon dont appear now….what to do plzzz help

  6. Thanks so much. Press Volume Up + Home buttons simultaneously and without releasing these buttons press power button.
    Now select wipe data + factory reset solved my too many patterns problem. Have a nice day!

  7. Sir,
    i m using Karbonn A6. and due to too many wrong pattern attempt my phone locked.
    i also use my gmail account bt still it is not worning.
    kindly suggest me some other way so that i can unlock my phone.


    1. Kamal did you get the reply? how to unlock the Karbonn A6 phone?
      If you got the reply than tell me because i have same problem as like you.


  8. Well,I have a problem with my Samsung SGH-T849 Galaxy tab.I used the pattern too many times,now it’s asking my google account i type it but it doesn’t work.Can you help me pleaseeee 😀

  9. hello Mr.Sher Singh,

    Thanks for your valuable technique to unlock my phone..It helped me a lot.. Thank you once again.

  10. sir too mant pattern attempts lock this mobile end my mobile wi fi not used end sim card netwark (GPRS) used pls mail to same solutuin.

  11. sir. as usual my htc desire c is locked because of too many pattern attempts. i am not able to unlock it by using google account because for that i have to for settings which i cant do while the lock is there. And i also not able to use third solution because i dont have that software. Now i am trying second solution . my cell has the touching home button . i have done all regarding the instructions but it is still not working. i think may be because of touching home button. Can you do something?

  12. DEar Sher ji,
    I have got a Lenovo P770 mobile phone. The pattern have been entered wrong so many times, and google sign-up screen appeared. Even the username and password is correct it is returning error. How can I unlock my phone. PLease help. Waiting for your valuable reply..


  13. Pls sir my phone is android(tecno) P3 and due to many pattern attempts my phone was locked,and have try to hard reset but not workn out…pls help…

  14. I have a problem with my phone cherry mobile Cruize. I followed the steps given above but it didn’t work. What should I do? Please help me.

  15. Hello Sir,

    I have a logicom tablet pc. I have a same problem. My wifi is off so I don’t know what can I do for that. I can’t work the second solution either as there is no home button in my tablet. There are 3 buttons on my phone. One is power button & the other two are of volume – +. Please let me know how can I re-set the hard drive so that I could be able to unblock my tablet.

    Please Let me know, I will be very thankful if you do that.

    Thanks & I wait for your reply.

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