If you search on Samsung and smartphone forums, you’ll see people seeking help on resetting their Samsung mobile devices. If the Samsung phone or tablet is unlocked, then resetting the device is straightforward. However, it becomes trickier if the device is locked and you do not have a way to unlock it. This guide will help you tackle this issue.
iMyFone LockWiper (Android) is a superb program which provides you with a straightforward way to reset Samsung phones of which you have forgotten password, fingerprint, PIN, or pattern.
It is the easiest and quickest application for resetting passwords for locked devices.
Capable of removing all sorts of Android screen locks: PIN, pattern, password, face and fingerprint lock.
Bypasses FRP lock/Google account verification without password.
Works for almost all Android devices and operating systems. iMyFone LockWiper (Android) has been confirmed to work on more than 6000 devices from various brands.
You do not need any special skills, or extra software to use it intuitively. All you need are a USB cable, computer, and internet connection.
100% proven to be safe. It will not damage or brick your device.
Step 1: Launch the application, connect your device to a computer. Make sure you use a good USB and keep it connected till the reset is finished.
Step 2: Choose “Remove Screen Lock” mode, click “Start“ to commence the operation.
Step 3: LockWiper (Android) will pull up all your basic device information, click ”Start Unlock“. If there is something incorrect on this information, change it manually.
Step 4: Wait for a while for the application to download the relevant data package and send it to your device.
Step 5: Follow the instructions you will be given, in order to reset the device. Next, wait a while for your device to be unlocked.
After a few minutes, your device will be free of any locks, and you can then reset a password for your Samsung mobile.
All your data would be wiped out after reset. Make sure that you've backed up your important data frequently to avoid data loss.
This method is best if you do not want to use a third-party application to reset your Samsung mobile device. Android Device Manager does exactly what its name says - helps you manage your Android device, in many ways; one of which is resetting your phone or tablet. Follow the steps below to do this.
Head to the Android Device Manager page on your PC and sign in with the Google credentials associated with the phone in question.
If this is your first time attempting to log into Android Device Manager, click Accept.
Click the relevant device from the displayed list of devices, and then turn on the device.
Android Device Manager will try to get the location of your device.
Once the device has been located, click Enable Lock & Erase option. If the program fails to locate your device, you can call it from that screen.
On your device, you will get a notification. Confirm this.
You will be prompted to create a new password. Input this new password and click “Lock”.
Input this new password you created onto your device to unlock it.
A stable internet connection is required to utilize these methods.
Samsung provides a useful feature for resetting their devices. This is probably among the quickest techniques for resetting Samsung phones and tablets; however, to do this, your device must have Find My Mobile enabled.
Navigate to the Samsung Find My Mobile website.
Enter the login credentials of the Samsung account linked with the locked device.
The next screen shows you the Unlock my Screen option. Click on that.
Easy! Doing this will unlock your Samsung device and remove any lock on it, thereby allowing you to set a new password.
This method works on only Samsung Android devices. Also, for this to work, Find My Mobile must first be activated on the device.
Yet another method to attempt if you wish to reset your Samsung Android. If your device is running on Android 4.0 and below, this method will work for you.
Attempt to unlock your device and input a wrong PIN, password or pattern five times.
When the error comes up, tap on Forgot Pattern, then choose enter Google account details to continue.
Input your Google username and password on the next fields provided.
If the Google credentials what you entered in the last step, your device will get unlocked and then you can change the password to something you can remember.
This feature does not work on newer Samsung models, as it only works on devices running on Android OS versions below 5.0.
A factory reset should be the last method on your list, and you should use this if no other technique works. We say this because performing a factory reset removes the lock, but also wipes away all your data, settings, media, apps, and so forth, returning your device to how it was when you first purchased it. It is advisable to remove your SD card before performing a factory reset. Learn how to factory reset your device following the steps below:
Power off your device and remove the SD card if any.
When the Samsung mobile is fully off, press the Home button, Power button, and Volume Up button at once and hold until it starts booting into Recover mode.
Enter the mode fully by pressing the Power button.
On Recovery mode, you navigate the options using the Volume button and select an item with the Power button.
Scroll down the menu items using the Volume button. Navigate to Wipe Data/Factory Reset and select the mode with the Power button.
Select Yes and reboot your device.
On booting, your device will be completely wiped, and you can then set it up as a new device, using a new password or PIN. If you have a backup, you can restore it.
Android almost spoils you for choice when it comes to Samsung mobile password reset. To reset your Samsung mobile device, you can use so many methods, but the ones in this article are the most recommended, especially using iMyFone LockWiper (Android). The program is safe, easy to use, and compatible with all your devices.
By Rosalin Tacita , to Screen Unlock
Posted on May 10, 2019 ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )