Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus: Forgot Backup Password

We all tend to forget our passwords for our phone, and the Samsung Galaxy S8/ Galaxy S8 Plus is no exception. Now in other tutorials out there, you will be required to do a hard factory reset that will virtually delete every file in your phone from media to your documents and crucial contacts.

Now, most people don’t know is that they can unlock the phone with all of their files left intact on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Here are three different ways how you can do that:


Unlock with the help of Android Device Manager

This option is for the users out there who have already installed and registered their Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus with the Android Device Manager software. So if you had it installed, it is pretty simple to use it, and if you haven’t installed it and tend to forget your password often, this is a pretty great deal for you. There is a “lock” feature in the device manager, and it can be used to unlock your Android smartphone like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Open Android Device Manager on your PC
  2. Locate your Galaxy S8 on the screen
  3. Click the “lock and erase” option
  4. Then follow the ensuing steps to unlock your Galaxy S8
  5. Then you set a temporary password
  6. Now you can open your phone with the help of the temporary password that you just entered
  7. Now access your phone and change that temporary password to something more reliable if you want to


Unlock with Samsung Find My Mobile

For this one, you also need to be registered, but there is a higher probability in this scenario as most of you have used the remote control option on your phone and that is all you need to be registered to. It also has another feature called Samsung Find My Mobile and with this service, Samsung users can also re-open their Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus with a temporary password for the time being and bypass the lock screen altogether. If you haven’t registered for it already, don’t forget to do so after reading this tutorial. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Register the phone with the service
  2. Use the Find My Mobile service to temporarily reset the password from your PC
  3. Bypass the lock screen
  4. Set a new temporary password


How to factory reset Samsung Galaxy S8

Factory reset means all of your files will be lost on the new phone so only use it as a last resort. But before a factory reset you can still backup all of your files on your computer by copying them from the Galaxy S8 to your computer. Don’t worry even if your phone is locked, you can copy most of the stuff from it to your phone with the help of a simple media pairing. Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can do a complete factory reset. The best way to backup is to go settings menu in all apps and select backup and reset, but that might not be possible since your Galaxy S8 is locked at the moment.





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