How To Reset Password On Samsung Galaxy J3 When Locked Out
If you own a Samsung Galaxy J3, it’s very common to forget the password and then need to reset it, because we as human beings are not infallible and for many of us our smartphones function as our memory. The most common solution to reset the password on the Galaxy J3 requires completing a hard factory reset, which will delete all your files and data on the smartphone. It’s a factory reset; it resets the phone to the factory default, and that default does not include any of your data.
For those who don’t have their Samsung Galaxy backed up, we’ve compiled a couple different ways to reset the password on the Galaxy J3 when locked out without having to lose data or files. The following is a guide that will teach you two different ways to reset the lock screen password on the Galaxy J3 when you get locked out without losing any data, and we’ll also walk you through how to go ahead with a factory reset if you decide that’s the best option.
Password Reset with the Android Device Manager
The first way to reset the password on the Galaxy J3 is for those that have already registered their Galaxy J3 with the Android Device Manager. When using the Android Device Manger to reset the password, all you need to do is activate the Lock feature. The Lock feature on the Android Device Manger will allow you to get the Galaxy J3 password to reset when you have forgotten the password on the Galaxy J3.
- Go to the Android Device Manager from a computer.
- Find your Galaxy J3 on the screen.
- Enable the Lock & Erase feature.
- Then follow the given steps on the page to lock your phone.
- Set a temporary password.
- Enter the temporary password into your phone to bypass the lock screen.
- Create a new password.
Reset Password with Samsung Find My Mobile
Another method would be to use Samsung’s Find My Mobile (Find My Android) option, similar to Find My iPhone. You can use the Remote Controls feature on your Samsung Galaxy J3, which will allow you to temporarily reset the password and bypass the lock screen on the Galaxy J3. Once you’ve done that, you can change your Galaxy J3’s password like you would at any other time. If you have not already registered the Galaxy J3 with Samsung, try registering it as soon as possible.
- Register the Galaxy J3 with Samsung.
- Use the Find My Mobile service to temporarily reset the password.
- Bypass the lock screen using the new temporary password.
- Set a new password.
Reset Password with Factory Reset
- Turn off the Galaxy J3.
- Press and hold the Volume up button, the Home button, and the Power button at the same time until you see the Android icon.
- Using the Volume down button to scroll, highlight the wipe data/factory reset option and press the Power button to select it.
- Using the Volume down button, highlight Yes – delete all user data and press Power to select it.
- When the Galaxy J3 reboots, everything will be wiped and will be ready to set up again.
Read this guide to learn an alternative method to factory reset the Galaxy J3. It’s important to note that before you go to do a factory reset on the Galaxy J3, you should back up all files and information to prevent any data from being lost. The phone will be a blank slate afterwards, as if you just pulled it out of the package. If there was anything important on it, you don’t want to forget to back it up.