How to Bypass ‘To Start Android, Enter Your Password’ Message, If You Set a Pattern Lock (No Root)

In this guide, we show you how to bypass ‘To start Android, enter your password’, message on your Xiaomi Mi phone or any Android phone, if you set a pattern lock. Sometimes you will get a message saying ‘To start Android, enter your password’ when rebooting your phone. This happens very rarely, but there are chances for it. For example, you will get the message after applying a firmware update, rooting, installing an app or unlocking and then rebooting your phone.

Before start, note that this is not an error message. This is a security feature of Google’s Android Device Manager. If Android Device Manager detects a suspicious activity on your phone, you will ask to enter your password to start Android. Now, if you set a Pattern Lock for your device, then read on to know how to get password for your pattern.

Note that, if you get the message ‘To Start Android, Enter Your Password’, you need to enter your password/PIN/Pattern lock to start your phone. Yes, there is no problem if you have set a password or PIN for unlocking your phone. Just entering them will login to your phone. However, did you know how to enter the Pattern Lock?

If you have received the message when rebooting your Xiaomi Mi phone, here is how to enter the pattern lock to start your phone. Thanks to MIUI forum user FunkSpunk for this simple workaround.

How to fix ‘To Start Android, Enter Your Password’ Issue on Xiaomi Android phone


1. Note that the pattern lock is nothing but coordinates to the numbers 1 to 9 in the old T9 dialer format.

2. For example, if this is the Pattern Lock you have set (see screenshot above), then it coordinates to the numbers 1 2 5 7 8 6 3.

3. You need to enter these numbers in the Android security screen to login to your device. (Source – FunkSpunk)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Mike

    Oct 18, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I have the same problem, but have set up a 4×4 pattern. Does anyone know the digit layout for 4×4?

  2. Varun

    Jul 7, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Didnt’ work. Still got back to the same screen with text ‘Wrong Password’

    • Kannan

      Jul 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      It is works with pattern lock only and supports phones like Redmi or Mi

  3. Amber Tipton

    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:11 am

    I got this same message when I tried to plug in my infinity stick. But the keyboard is missing to type in password.

  4. Husain Abiali

    Mar 21, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Hello I have set a pattern and I followed the given trick but it’s not working

    • Kannan

      Mar 21, 2017 at 8:52 am

      It should work. We have verified it. However, you may directly discuss it on the original thread

      • PC

        Nov 29, 2017 at 8:33 am

        I have a pattern lock and finger print. This solution is not working for me. Any further suggestions? I am using a Blu

        • Kannan

          Nov 30, 2017 at 7:38 am

          As a last resort do a factory reset by booting into recovery.

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