There are 3 variants of LG K31. The Factory Unlocked & Spectrum K31 comes with a Fingerprint scanner on the back. K31 Rebel lacks a Fingerprint sensor.
A Fingerprint is a secondary lock, backed with a primary screen lock in the form of a password, PIN, or Pattern.
However, what to do when you forget the primary screen lock i.e. PIN, Pattern, or Password? In this post, we are going to learn how to bypass the screen lock on LG K31 with the help of the below video and screenshots –
How to bypass lock screen on LG K31 when locked out – Spectrum lmk300qm6, Factory Unlocked lmk300qm & K31 Rebel l355dl
You can see I’m stuck on the K31 lock screen due to the forgotten password.
I’ll keep trying in the hope to get an account recovery option in the form of “forgot password” or “google account sign-in”.
After 5 failed attempts there is a wait time of 30 seconds.
I didn’t get an account recovery option even after 50 failed attempts. Only the wait time increased to 120 seconds.
There is no point in wasting time. We cannot bypass the LG K31 lock screen without reset.
To reset the phone we need to power off the phone and boot into recovery mode.
Let’s try to do this –
It’s not allowing me to power off the phone without unlocking the screen.
The same is the case with “Restart”. I’m stuck at this screen – “Unlock the phone to restart”.
Now, the last option is to force restart our K31.
We are going to force restart the phone using the volume down and power button.
Press and hold the Power button & volume down keys until the phone restarts.
During the restart, when the LG logo or LG K31 appears on the screen, release the power button and hold it again(Do not release the volume down key).
Keep holding both the keys until you reach the “Factory data reset” screen.
Our K31 is now in the Recovery Mode. The touch doesn’t work in the recovery mode. We need to use the volume rocker and power button.
Move down from “No(Exit)” to “Yes” with the volume down button. Now press the power key to select “Yes”.
Repeat the steps.
Again move down from “No” to “Yes” and click the power button.
The phone is being erased now. We need to wait for a few minutes.
Our K31 is now on the Welcome Page.
Use the forward arrow to move ahead.
Tap “Next” on the “New Second Screen” page.
Now connect your phone to the internet using Wifi or Mobile data.
Hit “Don’t copy” to skip the “Copy apps & data” page.
This brings us to the Screen lock verification page. As we don’t remember the screen lock details, we need to tap on – “USE MY GOOGLE ACCOUNT INSTEAD”.
Now, we have landed on Google’s “Verify your account” page. We need to sign-in to the previously synced Google account on this device.
Sign in with your Google account and follow the on-screen prompts to finish the setup wizard.
If you don’t remember the details of the last-synced Google account, follow the latest hack to bypass the Google lock on the LG K31 –
How to bypass Google Lock/verification on LG K31 2021 without computer – Rebel l355dl, Spectrum lmk300qm6, Factory Unlocked lmk300qm
We are on the Google verification page. Tap the blank field “Email or phone” to pull out the keyboard.
On the keyboard, there is a small keyboard icon at the bottom-right corner. Tap on it.
A “Default keyboard” pop-up shows up on the screen.
Select “Settings” to proceed further.
This brings us to the “Manage keyboards” page.
Select the 1st option “Gboard”.
On the Gboard settings page – tap the “3 dots” icon and select “Help & feedback”.
We are now on the “Support” page.
Tap the search box “Describe your issue” and type delete
Select the first search result – “Delete or disable apps on Android”.
On the next page, we need to open this option – “Tap to go to Application Settings” as marked in the above screenshot.
This takes us to the “App info” page. Scroll down and choose “Google”.
Tap “Open” on Google’s app info page to launch the Google app.
Skip Google sign-in & get access to the search bar.
Type chrome in the address bar and select the “Chrome app” in the search result as shown above.
Tap “Accept & continue” then “Next” to move ahead.
Hit “No thanks” to skip Google sign-in.
Now, type quick shortcut maker apk in the search bar and click “Go”.
Select the first search result to download this app.
Tap “Download” to save the apk file.
Accept the warning by tapping “OK” to save this file.
Once the file is downloaded, hit “Open” to install it.
A Chrome pop-up appears on the screen. We need to enable app installation from unknown sources.
Hit “SETTINGS” to do the same.
Now, turn on “Allow from this source” and tap the back button once to go one step back.
Hit “INSTALL” & then “OPEN” to launch this app.
The Quick Shortcut Maker app is open.
We need to scroll down and select “Lock Screen Settings”.
Now, this opens a few more “Lock Screen Settings”. We need to select the “Lock Screen Settings” with the “Secure lock Settings” option, as marked in the above screenshot.
Now tap “Try” to launch the lock screen settings page.
We are now on the “Secure your phone” page.
Tap “Next” to move ahead.
Here we get to add a new Screen lock PIN, Pattern, or Password.
This new lock will replace the old screen lock.
Let’s set up an easy-to-remember Screen PIN.
I’ve set up 1234 as the new lock screen PIN code.
A confirmation text flashed on the screen – “Screen lock has been changed”.
Now let’s use this new PIN to bypass the lock screen.
Go back to the first page using the back button.
Keep going back until you reach the Welcome screen.
Once again we are on the Welcome page.
Hit the forward button to move ahead.
Click “Next” on the “New Second Screen” page.
Hit “Next” on the Internet connection page.
Skip the “Copy apps and data” screen.
We are now on the lock screen verification page.
Use the PIN code we added a few steps ago i.e. 1234 and click “OK” or “Done”.
We have successfully verified the Screen PIN.
Now, “skip” the Google account set up to proceed further.
Accept Google services terms and conditions.
Click “OK” on the “Review additional apps” page.
This brings us to the final page of the setup wizard i.e. the “Legal documents” page.
Tick the “I agree” checkbox and hit “Done” to finish the setup wizard.
We have successfully reached the LG K31 home screen thus bypassing the lock screen.
If stuck at any stage, feel free to leave a comment below.