How To Unlock OnePlus 8 Without Losing Data? Quick Solutions

Forgot your OnePlus 8 password or pattern lock? This article explains easy methods to unlock your OnePlus 8 if forgot password without hard reset or losing any data.

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There are basically multiple methods to unlock your OnePlus 8, and what method to opt for depends on you.


Unlock OnePlus 8 Without Losing Data 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 OnePlus 8 will unlock.

Step 5: After successful unlock, you will be asked to create new PIN, Password or Pattern Lock for your OnePlus 8.

Unlock OnePlus 8 Without Losing Data Using your Gmail Account

To unlock OnePlus 8 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.

Unlock OnePlus 8 With Android Data Recovery Tool

Step 1: Simply, download and install the Dr.Fone Software.

Step 2: Once, the software is downloaded, now run it.

Step 3: Connect your smartphone to a computer using original cable.

Step 4: Dr.Fone will start detecting your smartphone.

Step 5: Once the process gets complete, now follow the on-screen instructions accordingly.

Step 6: Choose the options available on Dr.Fone accordingly and you are good to go.

Follow the complete guide on Unlocking OnePlus 8 With Dr.Fone Software.

Unlock OnePlus 8 Using Android Multi-Tool

Step 1: Download the Android Multi-Tool Software.

Step 2: Moreover, Install the required USB drivers for your particular smartphone model.

Step 3: Connect your smartphone to a computer using original cable.

Step 4: Boot your smartphone into Android boot mode.

Step 5: Launch the software and type in the commands accordingly available in the Multi-tool windows.

Follow the complete guide on Unlocking OnePlus 8 Using Android Multi-tool.

Unlock OnePlus 8 Using Google Find My Device

While you may be able to unlock your OnePlus 8 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.

Hard Reset (Factory Reset) OnePlus 8 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 OnePlus 8.

Step 1: Turn Off your OnePlus 8 by holding the “Power” button for few seconds and then tap the “Power OFF” option.

Step 2: Now turn it ON by pressing “Power + Volume Down button” combinations for few seconds until you see OnePlus logo on the screen. Once you see the logo, then release the “Power” button.

Step 3: Select the “English” from the language options appeared on the screen.

Step 4: Further, select “Wipe Data and Cache” and then tap “Erase everything (Music, pics, etc)”.

Step 5: Finally, proceed by pressing the “This can not be undone, continue?” option and wait for the process to complete.

Step 6: After the process finishes, then tap the “Reboot” option.

Here, you can follow the detailed guide on Factory Reset/Hard Reset Method.

Please note that hard resetting will erase all the data and settings on your OnePlus 8.

OnePlus 8 Specifications

The phone was officially released on April 21, 2020. Regarding the display, the phone is equipped with 6.55 inches Fluid AMOLED touchscreen.

Furthermore, It operates on Android 10, also upgradable to Android 11 along with OxygenOS 11 powered by an Octa-Core processor.

The internal memory of the phone includes 128 GB with 6/8 GB RAM or 256 GB with 12 GB RAM.

A Triple camera setup is equipped on its back with 48MP + 16MP + 2MP primary lens with dual-LED flash including other features. Moreover, 16MP secondary lens is available for selfies at front.

It is powered by Li-Po 4300 mAh battery. Available in four colors Onyx Black, Galciel Green, Interstellar Glow, and Polar Silver.

Price of OnePlus 8 in dollars is about $400.



It can be extremely frustrating when you are unable to unlock your own device for the reason being forgetting PIN, password or pattern lock.

However, by following above methods, you can unlock your OnePlus 8 without losing any of your important data if you remember your Google account security questions’ answer.