How to Figure Out the Password for Your Phone

By April Khan

Many different cell phone types come with the ability to lock your keypad.
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Most handsets come with the option of adding a security passcode to protect your phone from being used without authorization. This same security passcode can be set to certain aspects of the phones such as safeguarding your text messages, your pictures or your phone book. And without the security passcode you will not be able to enter your handset or look in the guarded areas of your phone. If you have misplaced your password or forgotten it, there are ways to retrieve it.

Consult your user manual. In the user manual for your handset there will be a section called phone lock; this should be located under the security options. The generic code from OS handsets is "0000" or "1234," depending on the make and model your security passcode maybe six digits.

Call your service provider. If you've changed your security passcode and now cannot get in the phone, it is important to call your service provider to get a bypass code. Do this before entering the passcode the third time. Once you have entered the passcode incorrectly three times, you will be permanently locked out of your handset.

Go into a mobile phone shop and explain to them you locked yourself out of your handset. In most cases, they will have a code that overrides your security code or software that can reset it. In worse-case scenarios your phone may have to be restored back to factory settings.