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I tried to unlock my phone today and the it says that my pin

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I tried to unlock my phone today and the it says that my pin is incorrect. I've been using this pin for the last 2 months and haven't changed it since. I restart my phone in the hopes that it would work when restarted but it still didn't change and now bio-metrics are disabled and I have no way to access my phone. How can I get back into my phone?
JA: When were you last able to use your phone?
Customer: about 60-90 minutes ago
JA: Have you tried a Factory Reset? This will erase the phone's contents, but the Smartphone Expert can walk you through restoring your photos, contacts and other data from a backup (if you have one).
Customer: How can I factory reset without access to the phone. I have a flight in 3 hours will I have the time
JA: The Smartphone Technician will be able to walk you through that. Anything else you want the Smartphone Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: How long do you think it will take?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Smartphones
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Lorenz Vauck replied 2 years ago.

Dear Client,

I am sorry to hear about that problem. My name is***** and I am a tech expert with 19 years of experience.

Indeed, a factory reset is the only thing that will help in this case. It can be performed without the PIN by special key combinations, but I would need to know the exact model of your phone first before I can tell you how to do it on your specific phone.

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Thanks for your patience and best regards,

Lorenz Vauck

Expert:  Lorenz Vauck replied 2 years ago.

As I have not heard back from you anymore, I will provide the best answer based on the information you have provided. What you will need to do is a factory reset by using special keys during start-up. As the keys and in which order to press them depends on the phone, please do a Google search for "factory reset buttons [YOUR PHONE MODEL]".

Thank you very much,