Tutorial: How to Perform Google Find My Device Unlock
This is the official method to unlock Android phones locked by Google Find My Device. The conditions for this method to work are:
- You use the Google account linked to the device
- The phone is connected to the internet prior to it getting locked.
- Find My Device services should be enabled.
- Location or GPS must be turned on.
If these requirements are not met, you won’t be able to pull this off. Nevertheless, here are the steps on how to do it.
Open a web browser on a computer or another phone. There, visit the Google Find My Device website and log in to the linked account.
Select the device in question. Under it, you should see a couple of remote options. Click on “Unlock/Lock”. Then, you will be asked to enter your Google account credentials and set up a new passcode.
On your locked Android phone, enter the new passcode, The lock screen should be unlocked after that.
If it doesn’t work right away, wait for a day or two until Google updates the changes you’ve made. Then, try it again. But if you’ve missed one of the prerequisites for this method, you may try the other methods to unlock Android phones.
Alternative: What to Do Instead of Google Find My Device Unlock
Performing Google Find My Device unlock may not work sometimes, but it’s not the end for you. There are alternative routes toward unlocking your Android phone. However, the ones below are pretty drastic and involve erasing your phone’s data. If you’ve nothing to worry about and you just want quick access to the device, these will surely help.
Method 1: Hard Reset Your Phone
Even though your phone is locked, you can still reset your phone and get rid of the lock screen security. And you can do it via Recovery Mode. Booting your phone into it may vary depending on the brand, but the difference is really negligible since the buttons and options are the same.
Shut down your phone. Then, hold the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time (10-15 seconds) until you see the brand’s logo.
Wait for a few seconds for the Recovery Mode menu to show up. Then, use the Volume rocker to navigate and the Power key to confirm choices.
There, select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and confirm Factory Data Reset. The process will start right away. Just wait for it to finish. When it’s done, you should see “Complete” at the bottom of the screen. Then, select Reboot System Now.
After that, your phone should restart and the Google Find My Lock should be removed. Also, you may encounter Google Account Verification (FRP) or Factory Reset Protection. Just log in to the account you’re used previously to gain access.
Method 2: Unlock your Android Phone with Tenorshare 4uKey
An easier and much safer way to unlock your Android phone is through an Android Unlocker tool. One of the best apps we’ve tested is Tenorshare 4uKey, It can unlock over 6000+ Android phones, removing all screen lock features:
- Face ID