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Lock and Unlock Samsung Galaxy S5's Screen Using the Fingerprint Scanner

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I only have one attempt remaining before my phone factory resets. I cannot for the life of me remember my pin. Is there anything I can do?

My phone is locked on the pin screen. Not sure how it got there because I did not set it to that. I can't get it unlocked, and I only have 1 attempt left. I do not want to lose my pictures so I am REALLY trying to avoid the Factory Reset.

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You will not lose your information if you set up your Samsung account with a Google account username and password. On your lock screen you should see "Forgot pattern." Tap this and then when asked, enter your Google account user name and password. You will then go through the steps to rest your phone's pin. If you do not have a Google account associated with the phone then you will have no option but to perform a hard reset. This means that you will not be able to save any pictures that are on your cellphone internal memory. However you can save photos that are stored on your SD card if you remembered to save them there. To find out remove the SD card from the phone and view the files on your PC.

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Reset my password on screen lock when being angry and now can't remember it?

I changed my screen lock to a password and cannot remember it. Can I unlock without losing all my stuff?

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Password fail on Samsung S5 how can I get in without losing all my personal files?

Put password on last night. 5 minutes later tried to open phone...says wrong password...I am certain of what I used as the password..I had to type it twice to confirm it...CANNOT GET IN PHONE.Do not know Google email or password...have never had to use it...how can I get in without losing my texts and voice mails and pics?? They are from my deceased brother and I don't want to lose them. Please help! Thank you

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How can I unlock my phone? I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, have been using the fingerprint scan to unlock him but it stopped recognizing my fingerprint and I don't know the backup password, how can I save mu data?

So basically I own a Samsung Galaxy S5 and I used the fingerprint scan. It had been working perfectly for months until today when it refused to recognize my fingerprints. The problem is that I don't know the backup password and am not able to access my Google account. I have data in the phone that I really must not loose and I would like to know if there is any way saving my phone numbers and pictures before resetting the phone

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Lock and Unlock Samsung Galaxy S5's Screen Using the Fingerprint Scanner
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I have a S5 and I have been using fingerprint password for a long time. Anyway, I set my fingerprint password, the machine asked for my alternative password for backup but I can't remember. You may understand my forgetfulness because it has been almost one year that I am using the fingerprint like password. Please help me up if you can. Thanks?

How to reset password when your fingerprint password isn't recognized any more by the machine?

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Somehow my thumb print recognition max its limit, and I do not remember my Alt password?

I am locked and although it has been suggested that I just do a Hard Reset, I'd lose the last text messages sent to me from my late mother.

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I locked my main security password in my settings and it has my phone on a lockout password I can't remember?

I can't remember my security digit in my main setting, and I don't want to lose my phone info. Please help? Not my regular screen password but in my settings for the main phone? I have tried: Not much, just different passwords and what it says here is not helping. I think it was caused by: I went in my main settings & just locked out my whole phone & can't remember the password on the main scree?

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Is there anyway to export or retrieve a file that is saved as the wallpaper?

I took a picture with my Samsung Galaxy S5, made it my lock screen wallpaper, and then inadvertently deleted it. I would really like to have the photo, but unless I can get it off the lock screen it's gone. Thank you!

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