Recovering Data from Locked Android Phone

“Hi, I forgot the password that I had set few days back on my Android Smartphone. Today I ended up in a disaster as phone got locked after multiple attempts to open the lock with wrong password. All my useful data is now out of reach; can anyone suggest me how to recover data from locked Android phone? Please help.”

Android gadgets can get locked that blocks user access to data on it when the phone is tried to unlock with wrong password numerous times. Android devices have touch-sensitive screens and provides exclusive lock pattern wherein users have to draw a finger pattern on screen to enable lock. This provides a layer of security on device data to avoid unauthenticated access. But many times, lock facility on Android phones leads to tragedy when wrong password is used several times to unlock the phone. Though enabling screen lock on Android phone prevents others to access data saved in it, it might be a troublesome when user forgets the lock pattern.

Difficulties of Android phones with lock:

Just like any other password, users might forget the layer pattern set on Android device to secure data. At such an instance, Android gadgets may get locked permanently and some Android phones even reset by itself after few limited unsuccessful unlock attempts. In this way, one might lose valuable data from locked Android phone.

What to do if user is locked out of Android phone?

When data on locked Android phone is inaccessible to user, the only simple way to rescue all data from the device is to employ good Android recovery program. Among the best used and most eminent programs, Yodot Android Data Recovery is an amazing tool to rescue files data from locked Android phone. This software excellently performs recovery of files from Android phone functioning with Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread and Froyo OS versions with ease. Its recovery modules can get back data like videos, photos, music, application files, etc. file types within simple mouse clicks. It can rescue data from android cell phone and Tablets manufactured by Motorola, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony Ericsson, Micromax, Asus, Karbonn, Dell, Google Nexus, Intex, iBall and other brands. Its effective strategies can retrieve files from Android Smartphone and Tablets along with its external memory device like micro SD card. One can bring back user data from Android phones on computers running with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS versions.

Follow these steps to restore files from locked Android gadget:

Please Note: This software can support data recovery from Android gadgets if the device can get connected to a Windows computer through UMS mode only.

  • Download the software on to a healthy Windows system and connect your Android Smartphone along with its memory card to this computer
  • Install and run the utility according to given instructions
  • Next, click on ‘Lost File Recovery’ option to rescue data from locked Android
  • Then select drive that represents storage memory of Android phone from which you need to retrieve data
  • Now, the software scans selected drive to restore all possible files from it
  • Recovered files will be displayed in two different view types called ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’
  • After previewing recovered media files, save them to target location on host computer hard drive or on external storage drive

Defensive Actions:

  • Hold backup of important data from Android phone at regular intervals of time
  • Do not mess up with Android phone when lock pattern is forgotten because wrong password attempts can reset the phone