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Need help, draw pattern suddenly is wrong? Locked out

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dangerkittah_1117, Feb 21, 2022.

  1. dangerkittah_1117

    Thread Starter

    I've had my S21 for close to a year now. The draw pattern has always been the same. Today, I went to open my phone, and instead of the fingerprint, it only gave me the option to draw the pattern. My phone tells me that the pattern is wrong, and I'm locked out of my phone.

    I know the pattern isn't wrong. It's the same one I have always had, and I used it earlier this morning with no issue.

    So how do I get into my phone now?? This is massively frustrating...When I try to draw the pattern, any dots that I used are now unable to be used again, this was never the case. I did not update the phone or anything.

    EDIT, should also mention that no matter how many times I try the pattern, no option ever pops up to answer security questions. It just locks attempts for 30 seconds and then I have to try the pattern again...

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Factory reset.
    That should get you back in.
    Unfortunately you'll lose everything on your device and have to start from scratch
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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G release date was 29 January. Features and Specs include a 6.8" inch screen, 108MP camera, 12/16GB RAM, Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 processor, and 5000mAh battery.

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