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I have forgotten my password for my Samsung Galaxy S4?

Hi, I have my old Samsung Galaxy S4 that is out of service. I have a password on it from a while ago that I can't remember. All of my personal stuff is on there and I really want it, so I don't want to do a Hard Reset. Can you help? It's a Samsung Galaxy S4.

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There is only one that you can try to recover your Samsung Galaxy S4's password. First, enter the wrong password up to 20 times until your phone asks for your Google account information. Enter it; your phone will unlock, allowing you to change or remove the password. If you don't remember your Google account information, go here to try to recover it. If this doesn't work for you -- your phone doesn't ask for your Google account, you can't recover the information, or you can't recover it from the website -- you will unfortunately need to perform a Factory Reset to unlock your device. As you know, this will wipe all of your phone's data. To learn how to perform a Factory Reset, read through and follow the steps in this great VisiHow article.

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How to fix enable APN on Samsung Galaxy S4 CLONE?

My phone Samsung Galaxy S4 Clone can't detect SIM card. It says that the APN is disabled but APN can't be open.

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I had an EE registered phone from work and moved to BT, now my passcode does not work?

I have a previous Samsung S4 from my company and left them last year. Switched the service from EE to BT on Friday, the unlock screen pin did not work. I've tried it over and over and now have just one attempt before it factory resets and I lose 15 years worth of contacts

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How to unlock a Samsung S4 phone and NOT lose the data?

Hello! My 82 year old mother has forgotten the security pass code to unlock her Samsung S4 phone. She has been told NOT to try putting in the pass code she thinks it is in more than 10 times because it will automatically erase all her data and she has precious pictures and contacts she does not want to lose. She has 2 'attempts' left before she gets to the 10 limit for failed attempts. I have read that the attempts are actually 20 on the Samsung S4, but the phone itself actually says how many attempts there are left. She does not want to lose her data by resetting to factory. She already has a new Samsung S7, so she wants to unlock her Samsung S4 and transfer her data (contacts and pictures) to her new Samsung S7. The bottom line problem is 'how to unlock her Samsung S4 without losing the data'. Can it be bypassed without losing the data? Is there a way to recover the password? She does not even remember setting a pass code. She has never had to enter a security pass code before to use her phone and today (for some reason) when she turned it on, it asked for a security pass code. We are not sure why it asked today and has not EVER asked for a security pass code ever before. All she does usually (until today) is turn her phone on and swipe it and it works. We are so worried that IF we try more than 10 failed attempts that it will automatically clear all her data and reset to factory. Please help my 82 year old mom (and me). Many thanks! My question is different because in the article is states to try 20 failed attempts and then it will ask for her Google account info. The actual phone itself has a count down on it that says 10 attempts can be tried, not 20.

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She has 2 attempts left, but does not want to have it automatically reset and lose her data. I have tried: We went to 2 Verizon stores and they said it is 10 attempts and after 10 failed attempts it will automatically reset and clear all her data. I think it was caused by: We do not know what caused this problem because when she went to open her phone today it asked for a security pass code. It has NEVER asked before for a security pass code and she has had this phone for a long while.

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I am locked out of my S4 and can't even get access to do reset?

My husband was messing with it but swears he didn't change the password (right). The screen doesn't stay lit very long and when I try to enter my password it says it's incorrect. It won't go to my Google account since my brilliant husband disabled it from resetting after so many wrong password entries. The screen won't even stay lit long enough to do a factory reset. Help?

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I forgot the password for my Samsung Galaxy 4 tablet and it won't open without it. I tried every word that I usually use but no results?

My son in law gave it to me to use, he found it on the side of a road and it was working fine for me and I don't remember putting a password on it to get in I just turned it on and it did fine but now it says enter password

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Hi. I had to lock my phone 4 days ago because I thought it was lost or stolen. I can't remember what site I went on to ring it and lock it. I forgot it at my ex's place. Now that I have it back, it's asking for the password, and I can't remember it because of my memory problems/brain injury. I have the starting stages of dementia?

I have tried 3 different passwords that I usually use, and I've had no luck. I have to get all of my pictures and videos off of it so I can send them to my brother. Please help!

You can bypass your old password and create a new one by visiting the Account Recovery Page[ You will be asked a series of multiple questions by Google, which will let Google reset your password using your phone number, text or email. . Once this is done, you can choose a new pin password, and then you will be able to access the device along with the valued data, without needing to perform a Factory Reset, or losing any of the picture's you want to send to your brother.

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Hi, I got in somehow but can't remember what it was, is there a way that I can change it?

Can't get into my phone without resetting it and don't want to do that

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I just changed my security pin but forgot?

Changed my security pin just a second ago but I forgot, thank god I haven't lock my phone yet but how do I change it now please help

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Account recovery not showing. Is there any computer software to disable the password?

I have input the wrong password 25 times but still not showing the account recovery. Is there any way to copy my stuff to my computer using a USB cable while the device is still locked and is there any computer application I can use to disable the password?

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I broke my S4 a month ago and I just changed a screen for it but I couldn't remember my passcode can you please help me?

Break my password and use it . what can I do. I don't know what to do

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Hello, entered a password this morning and it keeps saying "incorrect password". I'm not sure if it was entered or I need my original password which I don't recall. PLEASE help!!! I have valuable data that I don't want to lose!!

Read above, concerning re-setting new password

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How can I unlock my phone without passcode that I forgot, plus I do not have info to Gmail account because I set it up as garbage account not thinking I would ever need it?

How can I unlock my phone without passcode that I forgot, plus I do not have info to Gmail account because I set it up as garbage account not thinking I would ever need it

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Bypassing my son's PIN on his phone?

I want to access my son's phone (that I provided him with) to get his contact list and provide a hard copy to him. I am retaining the phone. he has it PIN-locked and I don't want to do a factory reset. I have tried: Nothing yet

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The easiest method is just going to https://contacts.google.com, signing out (if you were signed in), and signing in with your son's Google credentials. You will see all of the contacts from the smartphone in any Web browser. You will be able to export them as well.

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The other method works if the contacts were saved on the microSD card or SIM card. Just take both out and insert them in another smartphone. In the Contacts application, press the menu button and tap on "Import/Export" to start importing SIM and microSD contacts.

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If neither worked, then the contacts are in the memory of the phone. To bypass the PIN, you will need to ask your son to open Find My Mobile and enter his Samsung credentials to be able to click "Unlock my screen" and "Unlock" in the Web interface of the Web site. This will allow you to get into the smartphone if your son had an active Samsung account.

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I'm having a problem with my Samsung S4 phone. The problem is Google services has completely disappeared from my phone. Every app I try to activate a box comes up saying that I need to install Google services because the app cannot function without Google services. I tried installing Google services and just would not install. I was told to reset the phone. However, in attempting to reset the phone I was asked for my password which I forgot. How could I find my password

How could I retrieve my password from Samsung

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On Galaxy S4, I can write only 16 characters. On the website at Google, somehow I made my pass with 18 characters. Can that be fixed without wiping data?

On Galaxy S4, I can write only 16 characters. On the website at Google, somehow I made my pass with 18 characters. Can that be fixed without wiping data?

If the problem is related to your Google account having a long password, then change the password.

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    On your computer, navigate to Account Management.
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    Enter your user name and password.
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  3. 3
    Click "Sign in".
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    Click "Sign-in & security".
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    Under "Password & sign-in method", click "Password".
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    Reenter your password.
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    Now, change your password
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    This will allow you to use a new and shorter password.
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    On your phone, you may need to go to "Apps" > "Settings" > the "ACCOUNTS" tab
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    Delete your account and add it again. Alternatively, you may need to swipe from the top to open the notification panel. Tap on "Account Sync problem" there. You will be able to change your password to the new one.
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How can I fix it without going to Verizon?

I just want to be able to unlock it so my daughter can use it as a WiFi phone. I have tried: Typing it in 20 times (didn't give me a chance to reset my password)

typing random numbers. I think it was caused by: My bad memory

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How to get into my S4 please help me, I really need it?

My S4 pattern has been changed and I don't have a Google account anymore because I don't remember its username and password and I really need you because no one in my family knows what to do and I thought maybe you could help me please help me. I don't know what you mean by that, what should I do in such a case

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My Galaxy S5 is asking me for a pin number and I have 4 tries left before it clears memory with a factory reset?

4 tries left, I have tried what I thought was the new password, now my 1st 6 or so tries failed.

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