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

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Hi, I forgot the password to my Samsung S5 and can't get in my phone?

I tried to reset it and it kept saying it didn't take the new password but it took one of them and I don't know which one which is why I can't get in.

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This happens to a lot of people who have forgotten their password. In your case, you can try to use your old PIN, which may still work. If not, then you'll need to access your phone through your Google Account Recovery options.

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We've put together a detailed guide for what to do when you have forgotten your password on any Android mobile phone or Tablet, including other models, like the Google Nexus, or the HTC. You can regain access to your locked Samsung phone by following the steps listed in our main guide on the topic. that guide can be accessed by clicking the title of this Q&A.

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When you're in the main guide, you'll see a detailed list of troubleshooting options, each of which links to the relevant section of the guide, and provides more information.

The S5 manuals I get are not compatible with my phone because I can not block a call or SMS for example. Or is my phone a fake one?

I don't seem to get a manual that is compatible with my Samsung S5

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If a manual is not compatible, it may just be that it is not compatible with your version of the Android operating system. This is because your Samsung Galaxy S5 has a wide range of features, but how those features work will be largely dependent on the version of Android you are running, or whether you are running the Samsung version of the Android operating system (it is possible to run either Android or Samsung, depending on how you have set your device set up). Because of this, there can be big differences between the operating system you are running and the way your device works.

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You should check with the company you purchased your phone with to be sure, and might want to try some of our how to guides for the Samsung Galaxy S5, which will help you get a better idea of your device, and how it functions. Thanks for using VisiHow, and have a great day.

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Is it always possible to unlock phone via my Google account?

I have locked my phone using my fingerprint and when I woke up the phone kept prompting me for my alternative password but I can't seem to remember it

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Try this solution before you hard-reset your phone.

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    Log in to the web site.
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    Click "Lock".
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  4. 4
    Select new password.
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    Unlock your phone with the password
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    If it does not work, you may click "Erase".
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S5 became set to an Unlock Pattern but I didn't initiate this and don't have a pattern?

After the most recent system upgrade, my phone's unlocking mode went from simple swipe across to having to swipe in a particular pattern. However, I never set up a pattern.. The steps went OK till the new password was entered. Instead of unlocking, the message came back that there is already a security swipe in place, so a password can not be used.. I can not call my provider because my phone is locked.. I have tried: See above.. I think it was caused by: The only thing that has occurred since my last use was the system update.

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My Samsung S5 does not recognize my Fingerprint unrecognized & alternative password keep saying invalid name or password when I put the details?

I thought I was making my Samsung S5 safe from theft but ended up locking myself out.

I activated the fingerprint but now it keeps saying no match every time I put the finger and I don't know what to fill in the alternate password, because when I put my email & password it keeps saying invalid name or password.

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What am I supposed to do now I just got the phone yesterday but now it has refused to open.

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Forgot the alternative pin - how do I reset this?

I enter my pin, then it asks for my alternative pin. I don't know it, how do I reset this?

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I have a question regarding the fingerprint application?

I am on holidays in Morocco and my Samsung S5 Galaxy did not recognize my fingerprint after which I hit the screen to fill in my alternative password. Oddly enough the phone doesn't take any of the passwords that I use on the web. But now I do not get any other chances to prove I have the right fingerprint. What can I do? I have my holiday pictures on here and they are not backed up. Not even on the SD card. It's a new phone and not properly installed.

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S5 won't accept passcode after multiple attempts?

I can't unlock my S5, what can I do

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First of all, how much does this cost?

As soon as you answer, I will respond.

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How do I fix this?

I just went from fingerprint to pin, now it's not letting me unlock my phone

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Hi, How to open Samsung S5 Neo if the screen got locked and there is no option of forgot your password or Google account?

I don't remember that I changed my pin code of my Samsung S5, I'm trying the right PIN but it is not accepting it. There is no option of Google account or forgot your password. What should I do to open it? Because in my case there is no option of Google account or forgot your password, and in most questions answers are mostly related to Google account or device manager website (tried but didn't work) or forgot your password, etc. But in my case, none of it work. Please, I really need your help. I've no clue what to do. I have tried: As there is no option of Google account or forgot your password so I tried that device manager link but it didn't work as well. I've no idea what should I do now. I think it was caused by: I don't know, it was working well all day long but at night when I tried to open it wasn't accepting my PIN code although I was trying the right one.

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How do I go about unlocking Galaxy s 5 so I can return the phone to its rightful owner?

I found the phone on side of the road and want to unlock it to find out who it belongs to. How do I go about getting the phone open to find out

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If I click erase whole data on the mobile will be lost or on the passwords?

My mobile ask for an alternative password which I don't remember so I followed your steps when I clicked on lock and entered new password it shows already your screen lock is set

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