Although they are important for smartphone and device security, locking systems and passwords can be a real drag. The trend towards forcing us to include things like upper case letters, numbers and symbols just makes them even harder to remember.
It defeats the purpose when people get fed up with trying to remember complicated passwords and use easier ones instead. Or plain forget what they were.
We are all forgetful at times. Any unlocking password, PIN number or pattern can be forgotten quite easily, especially when we are rushing or under stress. Nevertheless, they are vitally important for our own personal security but can become an anger-making stupid obstacle when we forget them.
Luckily, we have several simple methods of bypassing your Google Pixel XL lock screen when the need arises. Given that we all really do need passwords and security locks, and there is no option but to make them difficult to crack, let’s look instead at how to bypass them.
This is our guide for bypassing your Google Pixel XL lock screen. Before we begin, may we just remind you of the importance of backing up your data frequently.
Fortunately, there are several ways of bypassing the Google Pixel XL lock without having to resort to a reset and here we explore some of them.
Option 1: Use Android Device Manager to Disable Your Google Pixel XL Lock ScreenThis will work only if you have already linked your phone to your Google account (you can search online for instructions on how to link Google to your phone). There is a handy feature called “Google Find My Device” but it first needs to be switched on in both your Google account and your phone. It enables you to configure a new password and lock screen.
In the left-hand navigation bar of the Google app, click on the LOCK option. It then shows a window where you can set a new password. Then it will lock your phone and only the new password can unlock it. The app also has options to configure added security features. You can also erase all data from your phone – but maybe not try that option unless you really need to!
Option 2: Password Removal app – We have one for you!This alternative approach provides you with another option. Just click below on the Download button and install the app on your computer. Then connect your phone using its USB cable and follow the steps that are displayed on your screen. It will remove Google Pixel XL password, pattern or PIN number that you have forgotten.
Here are the 4 steps involved to remove your Google Pixel XL password#1 - Using the link below, download our Password Removal app to your computer. Then launch the app. It will present 2 options:
- Remove password only
- Remove password, erase all data and perform a factory reset
#2 – Our Password Removal app identifies the firmware version installed on your phone. It does this automatically. Then it checks for a more recent version that may permit the Google Pixel XL lock screen to be bypassed. If that is the case, you will be presented with an option to update it. Tap on DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE and follow the steps that are presented.
#3 – Step 2 may take a little time to complete, perhaps as much as 10 minutes. Meanwhile our app is interrogating Google Pixel XL’s database. It looks for any updates that are available for your phone and installs them automatically. Just be patient. It takes longer to upgrade smartphone firmware and software than it takes for a computer.
#4 – When the firmware download is finished and installed, you will see the UNLOCK SCREEN button. Tap on that to remove the lock screen (or pattern/PIN lock). That tales roughly 3 minutes. At the end, your smartphone is now bang up to date with the latest firmware, which hardens security and improves performance. Best of all, your annoying lock screen has disappeared!
Option 3: Free Online Password Removal serviceHere is an alternative if you would prefer not to download and install an app, or perhaps you are using a computer that does not belong to you. Maybe you would feel more comfortable using your browser to access a free online tool to get past a Google Pixel XL lock screen where you have forgotten your password, pattern or PIN.
In that case, we have the perfect solution for you! Use our web-based app instead. It performs the exact same function as our downloaded app but maybe takes just a little bit longer to complete the process.
Our online password removal service works with any Android device. It generates a special unique code for your smartphone and only needs to know your phone’s IMEI number or its serial number. It does not need to know your password.
Here are the 4 steps for using our online tool to remove your Google Pixel XL password.
- #1 – Navigate to the tools page of our website. Visit the online tool and tell it your phone’s IMEI number. Then tap the CONNECT button. At that point, we store your phone’s IMEI number in our database to enable the unlock procedure.
- #2 – Select your phone’s manufacturer from the list, and also your smartphone model.
- #3 – Choose whether or not you also want to erase all your data from the phone. The unlock code that our system generates will trigger whichever option you have chosen when you tap it into your phone.
- #4 – Now the system displays your unique password unlock code along with full instructions on how to use it in your phone.