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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 stuff is on there, and I 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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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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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!!

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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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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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    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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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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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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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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