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JULY 18, 2023

Unlock Android password lock when Keyboard not showing

    Have you ever encountered a situation where you need to enter your password to unlock your Android phone, but the keyboard doesn't show up? This can be very frustrating and prevent you from accessing your device.

    Luckily, there are some possible solutions to this problem that you can try. In this article, we will show you how to unlock Android password lock when keyboard not showing.

    Possible causes of keyboard not showing

    There are several reasons why your keyboard might not appear on the lock screen. Some of them are:

    • Accidentally disabled your keyboard app.
    • Installed a new keyboard app that is incompatible with your device or has bugs.
    • Enabled fullscreen gestures that hide the navigation bar and the keyboard.
    • Device has a software glitch or a virus that affects the keyboard functionality.

    How to fix keyboard not showing on lock screen

    Depending on the cause of the problem, you can try different methods to fix it. Here are some of the most common ones:

    Method 1: Reboot your device

    Sometimes, a simple reboot can solve many issues on your device, including the keyboard not showing.

    Alternatively, you can remove the battery (if possible) and then put it back in and turn on your device.

    Method 2: Enter safe mode

    Safe mode is a diagnostic mode that disables all third-party apps, custom settings and services. This can help you identify if the problem is caused by a faulty app or a virus.

    Android Safe boot mode

    To enter safe mode, follow these steps:

    • Press and hold the power button until you see the power menu
    • Tap and hold the Power off (or Reboot) option until you see a pop-up asking if you want to reboot into safe mode
    • Tap on OK and wait for your device to restart
    • You will see a Safe mode label at the bottom left corner of the screen
    • Try unlocking your device with your password
    • If it works, then you can uninstall any suspicious apps or perform a factory reset to get rid of the problem
    • After that, restart your phone to use normally.

    Method 3: Try an external or wireless keyboard with OTG

    If none of the above methods work, you can try using an external or wireless keyboard with OTG (On-The-Go) adapter. This will allow you to enter your password.

    USB otg adapter

    This method will only work if OTG is supported on your phone and it is enabled.

    Follow these steps:

    • Get an OTG adapter that matches your device's port (e.g., micro-USB or USB-C)
    • Plug one end of the OTG adapter into your smartphone and the other end into your keyboard (or its receiver if it's wireless)
    • Wait for your device to recognize the keyboard
    • If it doesn't, try enabling OTG
    • Try unlocking your device with your password
    • If it works, then you can access your device normally
    • If it doesn't work, then you might have an incompatible keyboard or adapter

    Finally, it is recommended to reinstall keyboard app or update it to latest version.

    We hope this article helped you unlock Android password lock when keyboard not showing. Thank you for reading!

    Pradeep has expertise in Linux, Go, Nginx, Apache, CyberSecurity, AppSec and various other technical areas. He has contributed to numerous publications and websites, providing his readers with insightful and informative content.