How to Unlock a Verizon Android Phone
Verizon Android phones lock when the display turns off so you do not accidentally send any input, such as dialing a phone number or sending letters in a text. You need to unlock the phone before you can access any input methods. You can put a password on the lock, so you have to log in to open up the phone once it is locked. Android phones can be securely locked using a pattern lock, a PIN lock or a password lock. The default lock method unlocks the phone when you swipe the lock bar.
Press the power button to turn the screen on.
Slide your finger across the unlock icon to unlock your phone if you are not using a password or advanced unlock system.
Draw a set pattern on the screen if you have turned on the Pattern lock option.
Input a numeric PIN on the lock screen if you have turned on the PIN security setting. Enter your password if you are using Password.