Samsung Galaxy Note 5: How To Reset Password When Locked Out
It happens all the time: you forget the password on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and find yourself locked out of the device. The most common solution to reset the password on the Galaxy Note 5 requires you to complete a hard factory reset, which can delete all of your files and data, as it essentially restores the device to the same blank slate it was when you bought it. For those that don’t have their Samsung Galaxy Note 5 backed up, we’ve compiled two different ways to reset the password on the Galaxy Note 5 when locked out without having to lose data or files, and we’ve also listed instructions for how to perform a factory reset if it turns out to be the only option. The following is a guide that will teach you two different ways how to reset the lock screen password on the Galaxy Note 5 when you get locked out.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Password Reset with Android Device Manager
- Go to the Android Device Manager from a computer.
- Find your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 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 on your Galaxy Note 5.
- Create a new password.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Reset Password with Samsung Find My Mobile
Another option 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 Galaxy Note 5, which will allow you to temporarily reset the password and bypass the lock screen on the Galaxy Note 5. If you have not already registered the Galaxy Note 5 with Samsung, try registering it as soon as possible.
- Register the Galaxy Note 5 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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Reset Password with Factory Reset
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
- 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, highlight the wipe data/factory reset option and press the Power button to select it.
- Using the Volume down button to highlight Yes – delete all user data and press Power to select it.
- When the Galaxy Note 5 restarts, everything will be wiped and will be ready for you to set up again.
Read this guide to learn an alternative method to factory reset the Galaxy Note 5. It’s important to note that before you go to do a factory reset on the Galaxy Note 5, you should back up all files and information to prevent any data from being lost.
For those interested in getting the most out of your Samsung device, then make sure to check out Samsung’s wireless charging pad, external 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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