Solutions to Unlock Samsung Phone after Too Many Pattern Attempts [2020 Updated]


Dec 19, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

I forgot my unlock pattern and was prompted an error message saying: Too many pattern attempts, to unlock, sign in with your Google account. So I logged into my Gmail on my home computer and reset Gmail password on Android. But I failed to re-log on my phone with the reset password. What should I do now? Please help, thanks a lot!

The most of Android users have a pattern or a code to lock your phone, it can effectively prevent others to unlock your phone without your permission. However, some of them will forget the code or pattern to unlock the mobile phone during the daily life, how to fix it?

Unlock Samsung Phone after Too Many Pattern Attempts

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1. Unlock Samsung by Hard Resetting

If you had a pattern or a code to lock your Samsung phone and you entered into wrong too many times, you get too many pattern attempts error and ask you to enter your Gmail to unlock Android phones. If you don’t remember your Gmail or other reasons that you can’t reset the pattern or passcode, there is a trick to solve this.

Pattern Lock


The default is this will delete all your user data such as contacts, messages, settings made to the phone and it will basically restore your phone back to default settings. That is to hard reset your phone. Check below guide on how to reset Android phone when locked.

Remove battery and replace it back again to make sure the phone is completely turned off.

Press and hold the Power, Home and Volume Up buttons together to do a hard reset.

hard reset samsung

Hard reset is one of the most effective and quick ways to unlock pattern on your Samsung smart phone. But as a result, you will lose all your data on the phone, please try the following way to deal with the unlock Android pattern.

2. How to Change Android Pattern Lock

Here is a simple way to change the pattern on your Samsung with Android versions 4.4 or older. Below is how.

Make 5 wrong pattern attempts, and then tap Forgot Pattern.

Enter your Google account and passcode and then set up a new passcode.

change passcode

If you are using the later Android versions, please move the next method.

3. How to Disable Android Pattern Lock

This solution requires that USB debugging option has been enabled on your device before, and then you can follow below demonstration.

Press Windows and R button together, and then enter cmd in the box of the pop-up window.

Enter adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key in the new window, and then reboot your device now.


If above-mentioned ways are not workable for you, you should extract data from locked phone if you don't want to lose the data in it.

4. How to Get Access Samsung Phone with Unlocked Screen

Here I highly recommend you a very useful tool to help you backup data from locked Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet. FoneLab Broken Android Phone Data Extraction is powerful enough to extract and backup data like contacts, photos, SMS, videos, audio, documents, etc. from broken, dead, black screen, water-damaged, forgotten unlock password Samsung devices. It also can be used to fix bricked Android.

The supported models include Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy Tab. You can get the free trial version to have a try.

Download and install the software on your PC with above link. Then the program will automatically launch when it is done. Choose Broken Android Phone Data Extraction on the interface.

Broken Android Data Extraction

Connect your Samsung Galaxy phone to the computer with a USB cable. Click Start if you forgot pattern lock. Otherwise click Fix Device if it is attacked by virus or other reason cause a software problem.

Choose Status

Make sure that you choose the correct information of your Samsung Galaxy phone including the device name and device model. Then click Confirm to continue.

Device Information

This step will lead your Samsung phone to enter Download mode. Follow the on-screen instruction to enter: power off the phone – press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power button together – press the Volume Up button, and then click on the Start button.

Enter Download Mode

Now the program is scanning data from your phone. After it is finished, choose what file types on the left column and click Next.

Download Repair Package

Preview and mark the items you want to recover and click Recover to save them onto your computer.

That’s it, if your Android phone is attached by virus and can’t get access to the device, this software can also help you recover files from virus-infected Android.

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