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

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How can I get past the fingerprint / password?

My S5 does not recognize my fingerprint (worked earlier today) and I have no clue on what I set as alternate password.

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By default, your alternate password should be the password associated with your Google account. Try inputting that and seeing if it takes. If not, you'll likely need to reset your device to factory default settings. You can find a guide explaining how to do that here: Perform a factory reset on Android Device.

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Fingerprint scanner fails to load after locking up?

Was taking pictures on a nature hike today and the phone locked up went to home screen then to lock screen and then the fingerprint scanner gave error that it failed and prompted for password. Well, not being home to retrieve, I am at a loss.. I have tried: Power cycled many times. Cleared system cache. I think it was caused by: Possibly humidity from location

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How to switch from password to fingerprint screen lock?

My new G5 was set at the store to recognize my fingerprint. When the IT guy at my work set up my corporate email account, it asked to switch from fingerprint to password protection. Can you tell me how to switch back to fingerprint recognition?

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To set fingerprint scanning as your default lock, complete the following steps.

  • Swipe the top of your S5's screen down, then tap "Settings."
  • In Quick Settings, tap "Lock Screen."
  • Tap "Screen Lock."
  • Tap the fingerprint option.

Make sure you've set an alternate password that you can remember, and enjoy using the fingerprint scan option.

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My S5 does not show the option to turn OFF the screen lock, that button is dimmed?

My S5 does not show the option to turn OFF the screen lock, that button is dimmed

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

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How can I make fingerprint the first option to open the screen lock?

I have registered my fingerprints. At the beginning the first option to open the screen lock was fingerprint and then alternate password if that failed. Now somehow the first option is the alternate password, no longer fingerprint. How can I correct this and once again make fingerprint the first option to open screen lock?

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Fingerprint security and password don't work?

My Samsung Galaxy Notebook 4 suddenly gives a "can't download..." and the fingerprint swipe is not functional. I've input every "backup password" I could have used, yet none are recognized. Is this a problem from a virus, or a phone glitch? What can I do, short of wiping the phone clean?

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How do I unlock an S5 when I forgot my backup password?

How do I unlock an S5 when I forgot my backup password

If your fingerprint scanner is not working and you've forgotten your backup password, you'll need to reset your device to factory default settings. You can find instructions for how to do so here: Perform a factory reset on Android Device

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How to unlock my S5 without remembering the password?

I tried to unlock my phone too many times and apparently got locked out. I was told I needed a password, however I don't remember it. Is there a way to unlock it without losing all of my information?

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Reset password on my Samsung Galaxy 6?

Since getting Samsung pay I've used the fingerprint option to unlock my phone, I don't remember the password and now I can't use my phone due to not knowing the password

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I can't get into my phone, forgot password, fingerprint isn't working, help?

The fingerprint scanner is not functional and I don't remember what my backup password is. I tried using Android Device Manager without success. I would really hate to do a factory reset.. I have tried: Android device manager, my Google password, various other passwords.. I think it was caused by: Faulty technology. I absolutely hate my S5.

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Lost password for T58 Fingerprint Device?

I lost password for T58 Fingerprint Device. How can I bypass it?

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I have lost fingerprint ID and back up password as well. How can I unlock my phone. my phone is Samsung note4?

I cut my finger and I put some small bandage on it. I opened my phone today but due to some sticky thing on my finger so after some time the I got a message on my phone that my fingerprint is not recognized properly so put my password but I don't remember my back up password. Can you help with this.. I have tried: I tried some password which I normally use but all in vain.. I think it was caused by: A cut on my finger and then I out some bandage on it. That bandage was having some paste type substance. That has caused the problem

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I cannot open my Samsung S5 by finger swiping and I cannot remember my password...I have also tried my Google login because I thought it might be the "default". This phone is new and does not currently have a SIM card inside...I was just trying it out because it's fairly new but I couldn't get the finger swipe to recognize my fingerprint...I have 4 trials remaining can you help?

Samsung Galaxy S5, Bought it online. I have tried: I have tried my Google login password hoping that there was a default. I think it was caused by: Well The finger swipe ID always seemed to take many swipes....I guess the rest of the fault lies in me not remembering the password I set when I first got the phone

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I can't access my Galaxy Note5?

Hi there ! I have a Galaxy Note5 and I placed my wrong finger several times and its not working anymore, also I have forgotten my backup password. Can you help me fix it ?. I have tried: I have tried all passwords that I remembered but none worked .. I think it was caused by: Placing the wrong finger

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How do you hack into a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge?

How do you hack the fingerprint. I have tried: I have tried other peoples advice and that did not work. I think it was caused by: Instead of changing the WiFi, I pressed lock and then I could not get into my phone

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How can I track my stolen smartphone?

Somebody have stolen my Samsung Note4 with its fingerprint locked and locked with its password. How can I track it online with using Android device manager. I have tried: Android device manager

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