Samsung Galaxy S5: Forgot Backup Password (Solved)
Sometimes it’s common to forget your Samsung Galaxy S5 password. Many methods to restore you password require to do a hard factory reset that can delete all your information from your Galaxy S5 smartphone. The good news for those that are locked out of a Samsung Galaxy S5, you can unlock the Galaxy smartphone and keep all your data. Below are three different methods on how to fix when your Galaxy S5 is locked out.
Unlock Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android Device Manager
Another option when you’re locked out of Galaxy S5 for those that have already registered the Galaxy S5 with Android Device Manager is to use the “Lock” feature. When using the “Lock” feature on Android Device Manger, you can reset the password of the Galaxy S5 from any computer.
- Go to the Android Device Manager from a computer
- Find your Galaxy S5 on the screen
- Enable “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 S5
- Create a new password
Unlock Samsung Galaxy S5 with Samsung Find My Mobile
For those that have already registered your Samsung S5 with Samsung, using the “Remote Controls” feature on your Samsung Galaxy will allow you to use Samsung’s Find My Mobile service. With this service from Samsung, Galaxy S5 owners will be able to temporarily reset the password and bypass the lock screen on the Galaxy S5. If you have not already registered the Galaxy S5 with Samsung, try registering it as soon as possible
- Register the Galaxy S5 with Samsung
- Use the Find My Mobile service to temporary reset the password
- Bypass the lock screen using the new temporary password
- Set a new password
How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S5
It’s important to note that before you go to factory reset a Galaxy S5, users should back up all files and information to prevent any data from being lost. Read this step by step guide on how to factory reset a Galaxy S5. The way to back up data on your Galaxy S5 is by going to Settings > Backup & reset. For the rest of your files you can use a backup app or service.