Unlock Nokia 8.1

Forgot your Nokia 8.1 password or pattern lock? This article explains easy methods to unlock your Nokia 8.1 without reset or losing any data.

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Unlock Nokia 8.1

There are multiple methods to unlock your Nokia 8.1, and which method you choose solely depends on you.

Unlock Nokia 8.1 by Answering Google Security Questions

If you have security questions set during under your Google account security, then you will be able to unlock your device by answering these questions.

Step 1: After multiple wrong attempts, you will get “Forgot Pattern” or “Forgot PIN/Password” option.

Step 2: Tap on it, and then select “Answer Questions” option.

Step 3: You will be presented with your Google security questions which you have added in your account. Answer them accordingly.

Step 4: If you answer the security questions correctly, you Nokia 8.1 will unlock.

Step 5: After successful unlock, you will be asked to create new PIN, Password or Pattern Lock for your Nokia 8.1.

Unlock Nokia 8.1 Using your Gmail Account

To unlock Nokia 8.1 using your Gmail account, follow below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: After multiple wrong attempts, you will get “Forgot Pattern” or “Forgot PIN/Password” option.

Step 2: Login with your Google (Gmail) account by entering its details such as username/password.

Step 3: Once you are logged in successfully, your smartphone will be unlocked.

Hard Reset (Factory Reset) Nokia 8.1 to Unlock

If none of the aforementioned methods works in your case, unfortunately, you are left with only option of doing factory reset/hard reset on your Nokia 8.1. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Turn Off your Nokia 8.1.

Step 2: Now turn it ON by pressing “Power + Volume Up button” combinations for few seconds until you see Nokia logo on the screen.

Step 3: Select “Yes” option to factory data reset message.

Please note that hard resetting will erase all the data and settings on your Nokia 8.1.

Unlock Nokia 8.1 Using Googe Find My Device

While you may be able to unlock your Nokia 8.1 using Google Find My Device, this method will erase all the data on your phone.

Here’s how you can do so:

Step 1: Open Google Find My Device and sign in with your Google account.

Step 2: After successful login, you need to select “Erase device” option followed by “Erase all data”.

Step 3: As soon as you hit “Erase” button, the data deletion on your Android device will begin.

Nokia 8.1 Specifications


This phone is an android One and works on Android 9.0 which is further upgradable to Android 10.

The chipset is made of Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 while CPU is Octa-core with GPU Adreno 616.


Nokia 8.1 has an IPS LCD, HDR10 display of resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels with protection of NEG. It size is 6.18 inches along with ~81.2% screen-to-body ratio.

Sensors & Camera

This phone has a rear-mounted Fingerprint sensor besides the accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass sensors.


There are dual cameras in Nokia 8.1 i.e, 12 MP and 13 MP with features of Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama and HDR. Videos are recorded at 4K@30fps and 1080p@30fps.


The type of battery is a non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh with 18W Fast charging option.



It is understood that you will be in an extremely frustrating situation when you are unable to unlock your own Nokia 8.1 device because you forgot its pattern lock, PIN or password.

With above methods, you can unlock your Nokia 8.1 without losing any of your data if you remember your Google account security questions’ answer.