How To Reset Password On OnePlus 5 When Locked Out

How To Reset Password On OnePlus 5 When Locked Out

It’s very common to forget the password to your smartphone especially OnePlus 5 users. We all know the only solution is to reset the password as soon as you realize you can’t remember your password anymore. However, most of the solutions known to reset smartphone password will require you to complete a hard factory reset which will ultimately wipe off all your files and data from your OnePlus 5. For users of the OnePlus 5 that have not backed up their device before, there are different ways that you can use to reset your password and still keep your files. The guide below will make you understand how you can reset your password when locked out of your OnePlus 5.

Reset Password with Factory Reset


  1. Switch off your OnePlus 5
  2. Tap and hold the Volume up button, the Home key, and the Power button at the same time until the Android icon comes up
  3. You can now use the Volume down key to highlight wipe data/factory reset option and use the the Power button to click it
  4. Use the Volume down key to choose Yes – delete all user data and use the Power key to select it
  5. As soon as the OnePlus 5 reboots, use the Power key to confirm your selection
  6. As soon as your OnePlus 5 restarts, everything will be wiped and you can start again


Make use of this guide to learn how another method to factory reset the OnePlus 5. Make sure you backup all your files before you carry out a factory reset process so as to prevent losing important files and data.

Password Reset with Android Device Manager


The first method is for users of the OnePlus 5 that have already connected their device with the Android Device Manager. The Android Device Manager makes it possible for you to reset your password when locked out all you need to do is to enable the “Lock” feature. The “Lock” feature on Android Device Manager will ensure that you are able to reset your password. Follow the tips below:


  1. Launch Android Device Manager from a computer
  2. Locate the OnePlus 5 on the screen
  3. Activate “Lock & Erase” feature
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to lock your phone
  5. Create a temporary password
  6. Type in the temporary password
  7. Set a new password