In the past, Android phones had a reputation for being relatively insecure compared to Apple phones, but that has changed quite a bit over the past few years. Both Samsung and Google have taken steps to make devices more secure by developing many necessary protection ways for users. So now, if you forget the password of your phone, unlocking it is not a simple process. Here are some methods that you can use to unlock your Samsung phone smoothly if you forget the password or PIN.
1. Use the Find My Mobile Feature
Find My Mobile, Find My Device, and Find My Phone is all security features that do the same job of helping people find their lost phones in simple and professional ways. If you want to unlock your Samsung phone even though you don’t remember the password, Samsung Find My Mobile is your first way to unlock and set up a new one. Here are the steps to unlock a Samsung phone using the Find My Mobile service.
Before you start: It is important to note to connect your device to a Wi-Fi or mobile network. More importantly, Remote Unlock needs to be enabled on your device too.
• First, go to Find My Mobile and log in with your Samsung account.
• If you have not logged into a Samsung account before, you will have to sign in.
• After that, from the options bar on the right of the page, click on Unlock
• You’ll be prompted to enter the password of your Samsung account again
• Once you input your password, click Next.
• Another pop-up window will appear, letting you know that your device has been unlocked.
• Now, you can unlock your phone and set a new PIN or password.
2. Use the Google Find My Device Feature
You can also try unlocking your Samsung phone using Google’s lost device tool. For this option to work, you need first to activate Find My Device in advance. To do that, go to Settings, then to Passwords and Security, and activate the Find My Device feature. If you cannot find it in this path, you can search for it in the settings so that you can find it and activate it.
• Now, on your computer, head to the Find My Device website, then sign in with your Google account
• The Google account must be the same as the one used on the phone you want to unlock remotely.
• After that, go to Secure Device and set a recovery message if you want to.
• Google will remotely lock your device. Now, follow the on-screen instructions to unlock your phone, and set a new password.
• It is worth noting that this feature also requires a Wi-Fi connection but is a bit complicated, unlike the Find My Phone service provided by Samsung, which we talked about in the first method.
3. Factory Reset Your Device (Nuclear Solution)
The unlocking process of the phone is not easy, especially if you have not activated services such as Find My Mobile before. In this case, and if you have exhausted all your attempts, you are left with no choice but to ”nuclear solution” to factory reset your smartphone. Of course, with this method, you’ll lose all your internal memory data. To factory reset your Samsung phone, follow these steps:
• The first step is to turn off your device. To do this, press the Power/Bixby and Volume Up keys simultaneously.
• The phone will restart. Keep holding the Power key until you see the Android logo on your screen.
• Now, you’ll enter the Android system recovery menu.
• Unfortunately, touch won’t work, so you use the Volume up and down key to scroll to Wipe Data/Factory Reset. Once you reach it, press the Power key to confirm your selection.
• Wait for a moment for the phone to factory reset.
• Now, you can reuse your phone normally.