Samsung smartphones come with various screen locking methods, giving users more control over the security of their devices and data. You can lock your phone using a fingerprint, passcode, pattern, or face recognition method.
You can use three of the screen lock methods at the same time including face recognition, and fingerprint recognition, and you have to choose between passcode or pattern. It’s okay to use all three methods so that when one doesn’t work you can go for the other.
What if you are using one of the methods like passcode or pattern and forgot your password at some point in time? This could be a case when you just changed your password and forgot it the next day. Or maybe you started using a new phone and forgot the old phone password but now you need to unlock it.
Fortunately, you can unlock your Samsung smartphone when you forget the password. Below I have mentioned two methods that will let you unlock your phone.
Unlock your Samsung phone when forgot your password
Unlock remotely using Find My Device
- Go to the Find My Device site on your PC or tablet’s Internet browser.
- Click on the Sign in button and input the login credentials of your Samsung account.
- Tap the Sign in button once more.
- The mobile device registered under your Samsung account will appear on the right side of the screen.
- If you have multiple devices registered under the same Samsung account, make sure you select the device that needs to be remotely unlocked.
- Click on the Unlock icon to unlock your device.
- Once you click on Unlock, a pop-up window will appear asking to verify the password of your Samsung account.
- After you input your password, click on the Next button.
- The pop-up window will automatically close and another pop-up window will appear with the result of remotely unlocking your device.
To use this method:
- Your phone must be turned on.
- The device should be connected to WiFi or Mobile data.
- Your Samsung account must be registered on your mobile device and have the Remote unlock option enabled.
Factory Reset through Find My Device
A factory reset restores your phone to its original factory settings, erasing all your data in the process. Perform this method if you have a backup on your device or if you are ready to lose all your saved data.
- Go to Find my device and sign in to your Google Account.
- If you have more than one phone, click the phone for which a factory reset is required.
- If your phone has more than one user profile, sign in with a Google Account that’s on the main profile.
- The phone gets a notification.
- Select Erase Device and click on Erase once a pop-up warning appears.
- The factory reset process will be started on your device.
- After completion, you will get a new option to unlock your device ‘Use my Google Account Instead‘.
- Log in with your Google account (which was previously registered on device) to start afresh.
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