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)


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


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