If you have a Samsung device, there is an option to unlock your screen remotely via Samsung's free, Find My Mobile service. You'll need to have an account created beforehand of course, but don't worry, we'll go through the entire process below.
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If you have something other than a Samsung device, your manufacturer may have a similar service in place, you'll have to check their website. If however, you're running an older version of Android, like Kitkat or lower, you may be able to unlock your screen with your Google Account. For those of you running anything above Android 5.0, the only option beyond a custom recovery solution (setup prior to being locked out) or paid third-party software, is performing a hard or factory reset.