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Android normally secures your device by demanding a PIN, pattern, or full password. Your phone isn’t useless if you forget the unlock code — you can bypass it and get back in.
As Google tightens security, this has become more difficult on modern versions of Android. But there’s always a way to make your phone usable again, as long as you remember your Google account’s username and its password.
Android 4.4 and Below
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If your Google account information isn’t secure then there’s no way it’s private. And if you’ve accidentally made a lot of information public, it doesn’t matter how secure your account is overall.
Want to make sure your information is good to go?
Google just revamped its "My Account" page to make it even easier for you to double-check that all your settings and securities are up-to-date — and to scope out whether there’s been any suspicious activity on your account.
Over the last few weeks, Google has quietly been rolling out the ability to interact with your Android device on a limited basis, right from the search bar. It started with asking Google to “find my phone”; now, you can set alarms, send directions, or leave yourself a note.
With all of these tricks, you have to be logged into the Google Chrome browser and your Android phone for things to work. With some of them, you’re also supposed to be in the United States. For the time being, adding &gl=us to the search will let foreigners join… Continue reading