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How To Reset Password On Samsung Note 4 When Locked Out

It’s very common to forget the password on your Samsung Note 4. The most common solution to reset the password on the Samsung Note 4 requires you to complete a hard factory reset, which will delete all of your files and data on the smartphone. For those who don’t have their Samsung Note 4 backed up, we’ve compiled a couple different methods you can use to reset the password on the Samsung Note 4 when locked out without having to lose data or files.

Samsung Note 4 Reset Password with Samsung Find My Mobile
One option you can try would be to use Samsung’s Find My Mobile (Find My Android) feature, similar to Find My iPhone. You can use the Remote Controls feature on your Samsung Note 4, which will allow you to temporarily reset the password and bypass the lock screen on the Note 4. If you have not already registered the Note 4 with Samsung, try registering it as soon as possible, before it becomes urgent.
  1. Register the Note 4 with Samsung.
  2. Use the Find My Mobile service to temporarily reset the password.
  3. Bypass the lock screen using the new temporary password.
  4. Set a new password.

Samsung Note 4 Password Reset with Android Device Manager
Another solution to reset the password on the Samsung Note 4 is for those that have already registered their Note 4 with the Android Device Manage. 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 Manager will allow you to get the Note 4 password to reset when you have forgotten the password.

  1. Go to the Android Device Manager from a computer.
  2. Find your Note 4 on the screen.
  3. Enable the Lock & Erase feature.
  4. Then follow the given steps on the page to lock your phone.
  5. Set a temporary password.
  6. Enter the temporary password on your Note 4 to bypass the lock screen.
  7. Create a new password.

Samsung Note 4 Reset Password with Factory Reset
Sometimes we don’t always have a choice in how we do things, unfortunately. If neither of the previous two options are available to you, then your only options are to either remember your password or to trigger a hard factory reset. If your device has been backed up recently, then this won’t be a big deal. If not, maybe remember to do that more often in the future. And don’t feel bad when you finally remember your password five minutes after you do the reset.

  1. Turn off the Note 4.
  2. Press and hold the Volume up button, the Home button, and the Power button at the same time until you see the logo on screen.
  3. Using the Volume down button to scroll, highlight the wipe data/factory reset option and press the Power button to select it.
  4. Using the Volume down button, highlight Yes – delete all user data and press Power to select it.
  5. When the Note 4 restarts, everything will be wiped and it will be ready for you to set it all up again.

Read this guide to learn an alternate method to factory reset the Samsung Note 4. It’s important to note that before you go to do a factory reset on the Samsung Note 4, you should back up all files and information, as everything on the phone will be deleted. All apps, photos, videos, and files will be gone and the phone will be restored to its factory default state.

For those interested in getting the most out of your Samsung device, then make sure to check out Samsung’s wireless charging padexternal portable battery pack, Samsung Gear S2, and the Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband for the ultimate experience with your Samsung device.

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