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How to reset Samsung S4 with forgotten password and Gmail account?

How to reset Samsung S4 with forgotten password and Gmail account

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The purpose of locking your Samsung 4's phone's screen is to prevent curious eyes from seeing your data but if you have forgotten your password you could find yourself being unable to access your own device. Usually you can enter your Gmail account name when the words "Did you forget your password?" or "Forget password?" show up underneath the password field on the log-in page. If this does not work you might need to do a hard reset,, which means that all of your personal data is erased and your phone is returned to the default factory settings that were on it when you bought it.

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To do a hard reset you remove the battery to power the phone off and then, after waiting thirty seconds, you reinsert the battery. The hold down the Home/Menu, Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously. As you see the phone boot up release the power key only while continuing to hold the other two down.

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When the phone powers up you will see a recovery menu that is navigated by using the Volume Down key. Select the option of Factory Reset and then press the Power Key to confirm it. You may be asked more than once I you want to proceed in which press the Volume Down Key to select yes.

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At this point the phone will reboot and and you will know that it is done when you see a new menu. Select the option of Reboot System and then press the power key to confirm this option. This should result in the phone shutting off and turning on again to look exactly as it did before you bought it and locked it.

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I need to know how to reset my pin password on my S4?

I have a pin number and forgot it, and cannot get into the phone

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Keep trying to access until you get the option to log in with your Google Account. This may take 5 cycles of attempts.

I have a Samsung Galaxy Stardust phone, and I can't remember my password to access my voicemails?

Is there a way to recover the password?

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Option 1:

  1. 1
    Go to Settings
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  2. 2
    Select Call/Phone
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  3. 3
    Go to Voicemail
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  4. 4
    Select My Carrier
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  5. 5
    Select Voicemail Settings
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  6. 6
    Change your password or disable it.
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Option 2:

  1. 1
    Log into your Cell Service Provider's website.
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  2. 2
    Go to My Account
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  3. 3
    Change your password online.
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I locked my Samsung S4 with a 4 digits # and now it tells me wrong password?

How can I reset that password without losing my data. I have tried: Just a different numbers that I thought I punch by mistake? I know it was 2222 but I may have punched one of these numbers in error like 5 or 3

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Keep attempting but write down each sequence. You will only have a few possibilities with 2222. You may get an option to log in with your Google Account during these attempts and if you do, use that to gain access. This way you will not have to hard reset your phone.

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: I have forgotten my password for my Samsung Galaxy S4

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Reset Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Note2, Note3 Without Losing Data
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Hi, It's not an S4 but a Galaxy solid - have forgotten the passcode?

I got directed to the S4 details for unlocking the phone. This is a company phone given out to a staff member and his son put in a passcode and they can't remember it now. I know we could do a hard reset but was wondering if there is a way around it which does not result in clearing the data on the phone

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As long as their son linked a Google Account to the phone, it can still be recovered. Google Accounts Authority has several ways to gain access to the device. Hopefully, you can access the phone this way. Try using Kies to back up his contacts and data first if you end up having to hard reset the device.

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Hi sir, my phone is not showing forgotten password option, I remember Gmail ID and password, but option is unavailable, my phone is Samsung S4?

Hi sir, my phone is not showing forgotten password option, I remember Gmail ID and password, but option is unavailable, my phone is Samsung S4

Go to Google Accounts Authority or Android Device Manager. Try to unlock your phone through there since you know your Google Account. You can also try a soft reset and see if that give you the option of using your Google Account.

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I have a touch screen Galaxy S4 phone, but the shift button to activate capital letter doesn't work, I can't unlock my phone?

How could I unlock my phone?

First, do a soft reset and pull you battery and push all around the back of the phone while the battery is removed. Then see if your keyboard works. If you still can't access the Shift Key, access Google Play on your tablet or PC and download the Samsung Keyboard to your Samsung Galaxy S4 remotely.

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I need help unlocking my Samsung Galaxy S4 with doing a total reboot?

I am trying to unlock my Samsung Galaxy S4 and I've tried sending the question thing but I can't receive it past the locked password, what else can I do? I have thousands of pics and important numbers and things on my phone so I don't want to do a total reboot

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My Galaxy S4 has suddenly needed a password and I don't know what it is. If I have attempted 9 times can I wait for a certain amount of time and try again without it doing a factory reset?

I am wondering if I wait until tomorrow, will it give me more tries to unlock the phone without doing a factory reset?

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I lost my phone so I locked and erased it then I found my phone, it is telling me to enter the last synced Gmail account, when I do, it says the same thing over again?

It says enter Gmail account phone last sync with, but when I do, it says that again. I have tried: Reboot. I think it was caused by: I erased and locked phone

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