How to Open a Locked Bathroom Door

Date:May 28, 2019

Unlocking Bathroom Doors from the Outside

1. Place a butter knife in the keyhole to open a push-button bathroom lock. 

2. Try using a bobby pin for a push-button lock if a butter knife doesn’t work. 

3. Use a screw driver with a thin rod to unlock a twist-privacy bathroom lock. 

4. Try using a credit card to unlock the door.

5. Remove the door handle if you cannot unlock the door otherwise. 

6. Use a lock-picking set if you have one.

Opening Locked Bathroom Doors from the Inside

1. Take a few deep breaths and remain calm. 

2. Call to get the attention of others that may be nearby. 

3. Use a thin, plastic card to slide between the door and the frame. 

4. Check the bathroom for other ways to exit if the door isn’t unlocking. 

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