It is a pity that I become locked out of my Lenovo ThinkPad tablet just when I need to move the important data from the tablet to my PC computer. And the reason is just because of Lenovo tablet password forgot. So unfortunately it is. But is there any ways you could tell me to unlock Lenovo tablet effectively and safely?
Surely you can unlock your Lenovo ThinkPad tablet after password forgot. But you know the latest Lenovo tablet, including Yoga, ThinkPad Yoga, ThinkPad 10 Business and IdeaPad Miix tablet etc, which are pre-installed with Android or Windows 8/8.1/10. So if you are sure to unlock your locked Lenovo tablet, you should follow an appropriate way according to its operational system.
For Lenovo tablet pre-installed with Android system, the general way to unlock it is Lenovo tablet factory reset. Therefore, it is necessary to think of sincerely at first whether you have made a backup data of this tablet. Otherwise, after unlocking Lenovo Android tablet, you still cannot get the important data stored on this tablet.
3 steps to factory reset and unlock locked Lenovo tablet installed with Android system:
1. Power off your Lenovo tablet after forgot password.
2. Press Volume UP + Power button on the tablet. In the recovery menu use Volume button to select wipe data/factory reset option and use power button to confirm.
Or you can select wipe cache partition to clear cache data on Lenovo tablet. While you confirm "yes - wipe cache" button, all cache data on Android tablet will be wiped out.
3. Reboot system and successfully unlock Lenovo android tablet.
Note: Undoubtedly, this way would lead to Lenovo tablet data loss if you have no backup to restore after factory reset. But it is the only way you can take now to unlock android tablet or phone. So back up Android tablet data at any time is so important when your tablet is accessible, if you don't want any data loss after you forgot Lenovo tablet password.
What a pity if you forgot Lenovo tablet password and become locked out of Lenovo Windows 8/8.1/10 tablet. But never mind. In this section, you could learn an effective Lenovo tablet password reset way to unlock your locked Lenovo Windows tablet without data loss.
Suppose it is Microsoft account password forgot that lead to Lenovo tablet locked, just need to reset Microsoft account password to unlock Lenovo Windows 8/8.1/10 tablet.
Suppose it is local account password forgot that made Lenovo tablet locked, please take iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced which could change Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP password easily on locked PC/laptop/tablet.
Step 1: Create Lenovo tablet password reset disk.
1-1 Install and run iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced on your available Windows computer.
1-2 Plug writable USB flash drive into this computer and select USB device option on software you just run.
1-3 Choose inserted removal USB drive from drop-down list and click Begin burning button.
1-4 Format the removal drive at first and then burn password reset disk into it.
Instantly, a message would prompt you have successfully created a Lenovo tablet password reset disk with Windows Password Genius Advanced and USB flash drive. Just exit the iSunshare boot USB disk and prepare to reset forgotten password with it on locked Lenovo tablet.
Step 2: Reset Lenovo tablet password with USB disk.
2-1 Insert the iSunshare USB password reset disk into locked Lenovo tablet and enter Boot Options to change boot order to boot tablet boot from USB flash drive.
2-2 While entering Windows PE system and Windows Password Genius Advanced successfully runs on locked tablet, just select password-forgotten tablet login user and click Reset Password button on iSunshare password recovery software.
If you select Microsoft account, its forgotten password would be reset to "iSunshare@2012" by default.
If you choose local account, Lenovo tablet forgotten password would be changed from unknown to blank.
2-3 Tap on Reboot button after Lenovo password reset and disconnect USB password reset disk to restart Lenovo tablet. Then sign in and unlock locked Lenovo tablet without local user password or with new Microsoft account password.
When you are locked out of Lenovo tablet because of local user password forgot, besides iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced, you could also try other sign-in options, built-in administrator or password reset disk you have created or enabled to unlock Lenovo Windows 8/8.1/10 tablet.
1. Create sign-in options before Lenovo tablet locked, such as PIN code and Picture password. When you forgot Lenovo tablet password, just choose one of them under password input box to sign in Lenovo tablet and unlock.
2. Enabled built-in administrator. When Lenovo tablet built-in administrator is enabled and appears on logon screen, you could choose it after password forgot to login Lenovo tablet directly and unlock tablet.
3. Create password reset disk with writable USB flash drive on accessible Lenovo tablet. Then after password forgot and locked out of Lenovo tablet, click "Reset password" link under password box on login screen and reset Lenovo tablet password with reset disk. Finally unlock Lenovo Windows tablet with new password.