How to Open a Locked Bathroom Door

Date:Jul 13, 2019

1. Unlocking Bathroom Doors from the Outside

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

Try using a bobby pin for a push-button lock if a butter knife doesn’t work. 
Use a screwdriver
 with a thin rod to unlock a twist-privacy bathroom lock.

Try using a credit card to unlock the door. 

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

Use a lock-picking set if you have one.

2. Opening Locked Bathroom Doors from the Inside

Take a few deep breaths and remain calm

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

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

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

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