Tutorial: How to Bypass Android Lock Screen Using Camera
Here’s how you can unlock your phone using the camera. However, this trick is not done on the camera alone. You also need to make use of the Emergency Call option for this to work. Also, the process should be similar regardless of your Android phone’s brand.
On the lock screen, tap on the Emergency Call option. Then, type in 10 asterisks (*) on the dialer.
Long-press the asterisks to select and copy them. Then, erase the existing asterisks on the dial box. Paste the ones you’ve just copied afterward. You have to repeat this step 12 times in a row until the dial box no longer responds or allows you to do it.
Go back to the lock screen. Then, swipe on the Camera icon to open it. Then, also swipe down from the top to pull down the notification bar. There, tap on the Settings icon.
Right after you tap on the Settings icon, you will get redirected to the lock screen, and there should be a blank passcode box there. Long-press on it and paste the asterisks. Repeat the process until the lock screen crashes.
Shortly after the lock screen crashes, the camera should crash or stop working, too. When that happens, just wait for a few seconds, and the password or PIN should be removed.
This trick is indeed a big sigh of relief for those who still use phones with earlier OS versions of Android. Yes! Because there’s no factory reset or data loss just to unlock the device.
However, if you’re locked out of your phone with an Android OS version 6 or later, there are alternative ways you can bypass the lock screen. Check them out below.
Alternative: Other Ways to Bypass Android Lock Screen
Don’t lose hope. There are still ways for you to bypass Android lock screen aside from using the camera. So, we included a few alternatives for you. Some of them involve data loss just so you know.
Method 1: Bypass Android Lock Screen via Find My Device
Using Find My Device is one of the most convenient ways to bypass the Android lock screen. You can do it on any web browser. Find My Device is a Google service that allows Android users to track, lock, unlock, and even erase/reset their phones remotely.
For this to work, you need to have an existing Google account on the locked phone and you have also enabled the Find My Device service.
Go to Find My Device on your web browser and log in using the registered Google account. There, look for the locked Android phone and select it.
Under the device name, you will find remote options there. Click on Lock/Unlock and then you’ll be asked to set a new password for your phone. However, if the Lock/Unlock option is not present, choose the Erase or Erase Device instead to reset the phone and unlock it.
For the remote changes you’ve made to work, the phone must also be connected to the WIFI or Mobile data prior to your being locked out. Otherwise, this method won’t do.
Method 2: Bypass Android Lock Screen via Factory Reset
Even though your phone is locked, you can still perform a factory reset to bypass the lock screen. And you can do this by booting the phone into Recovery Mode to reset the phone.
You just need to press a couple of physical buttons on your phone to do this. However, the key combinations may vary depending on your phone’s brand. Nevertheless, the way to do it is pretty much the same. So, we have a general guide here for you.
Turn off your Android phone. Then, wait for a few seconds until it’s completely shut down.
Press and hold both the Volume Down and Power keys at the same time for 10-15 seconds. Then, wait for the brand or Android logo to appear before you release them.
Shortly after, the Recovery Menu will appear. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset. Use the Volume buttons to go up and down the list and the Power key to confirm your choice.
There, select Factory Data Reset to start the process. Wait for a few minutes. You should see the word “Complete” at the bottom of the screen when it’s done. Then, hit Reboot System Now to restart your phone.
You should be able to swipe and unlock the lock screen after the reset. There shouldn’t be any issues ahead.
But if you have registered a Google account on the phone before getting locked out, you may encounter Google Verification or Google FRP lock login screen. Just enter the account to gain access to your phone. But if you forgot your credentials, you may try bypassing the FRP lock.
Method 3: Bypass Android Lock Screen using Tenorshare 4uKey
If the previous alternatives are of no use to your situation, you may need a more potent solution. And that’s what Tenorshare 4uKey can provide. It’s an Android Unlock tool that is capable of bypassing any Android lock screen feature in just a few clicks. Yes! Regardless of whether you got locked out of a password, PIN, pattern, and even biometrics like fingerprint or face ID. No exemptions at all!