It occasionally happens that we forget the pattern lock that we had configured on his Sony Xperia M5. When ever this happens, the lock screen of the mobile phone stays blocked because we can’t do the right pattern lock again. If this happens to you, do not worry, your mobile phone is not forever blocked. There are alternatives to unlock the Sony Xperia M5 when you have forgotten your pattern lock. We will initially see tips on how to unlock the pattern lock with your Google Account. We will see secondly how you can use the Android device manager to unlock the Sony Xperia M5. At last, we will find out the method to reset the Sony Xperia M5, whenever you are still stuck.
Unlock the Sony Xperia M5 lock screen pattern lock with your Google Account
If you still can not remember the pattern lock you have set up on your Sony Xperia M5, here is what you must do. You need to first do 5 times a bad pattern lock on your Sony Xperia M5. This will block the Sony Xperia M5 for 30 secs and should show at the bottom of the screen a button pattern lock Forgotten . Simply click this button to find the recovery page. Once on this page, you will need to enter info from your Google Account or your pattern lock PIN . If the info is good, the Sony Xperia M5 home screen will unlock.
Use Android Device Manager to unlock the Sony Xperia M5
If the previous method does not work, you can use Device Manager to unlock the pattern lock of your Sony Xperia M5. To get this done, you should go to www.google.com/android/devicemanager and sign in with the Google Account that is linked with your Sony Xperia M5. Once done, you have to click Lock . The interface will then offer you to enter a new password that will unlock your Sony Xperia M5. You just have to test to see if it functions well.
Reset your Sony Xperia M5 if you have a forgotten pattern lock
If the first two solutions do not work for you, there exists an ultimate solution to unlock the Sony Xperia M5 in case of forgotten pattern lock. This solution is to reset your Sony Xperia M5. To get this done, you will need to start Sony Xperia M5 in Recovery mode and run a Factory Reset . Do not hesitate to consult our tutorial to factory reset the Sony Xperia M5.