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

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I accidentally put the lock screen pin option on my Galaxy S5. But I knew the code, but somehow in the lock screen app, the code has changed and I can't get the screen to unlock?

How do I clear the lock screen pin on my Galaxy s 5

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If you have tried the standard methods to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S5, you can also refer to our comprehensive guide on unlocking an Android device when you've forgotten your password. Simply open the guide, and scroll down to the list of possible problems. Each one has a link to the section of the guide that will help you find the answers you are looking for, and will help you to identify your problem. There are detailed steps, and a number of different options you can use to solve your problem.

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I have I Galaxy S5 and the screen is locked and I don't know the password?

I have I Galaxy S5 and the screen is locked and I don't know the password I had it in my pocket and set some kind of password without me knowing it.

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If you have tried all of the steps listed in the other guides referenced at the beginning of this Q&A, there is a last resort you can attempt, but it involves the use of a paid app. You can find detailed steps to this guide in our section on unlocking your locked Android device with the Screen Lock Pro app. If you have questions, there is a link to the developer's contact information in the guide as well. In our tests, this app works on the S5. Please let us know if you need additional help, and VisiHow, or one of our VisiHow community members will help you to answer your questions.

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I forgot my Galaxy S5 screen lock pin?

I was trying to use the patterns, suddenly it was showing patterns disabled by administrator and when I tried to log back on the screen, it was giving me wrong pin

If you are the owner of the phone, you can call your service provider and ask for a PUK code. This will be a sort of temporary password with which you will be able to unlock your phone. Or to avoid doing that, ... You can remote unlock your SGS5 from your Samsung Account in case you ever forget PIN or password but, you have to register first!

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Lock and Unlock Samsung Galaxy S5's Screen Using the Fingerprint Scanner
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How do I turn off "swipe to unlock screen" on Galaxy S III?

I want to turn off screen lock

  1. 1
    Press the home button.
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  2. 2
    Tap on the "Apps".
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  3. 3
    Tap on "Settings".
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  4. 4
    Scroll down to "Security" and tap on it.
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  5. 5
    Tap on "Screen lock".
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  6. 6
    Tap on "None".
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  7. 7
    Press the back button at the bottom of the device.
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  8. 8
    Press the power button now.
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    Press the power button again
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    Your phone should be unlocked.
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My S5 is locked due to unsuccessful fingerprints on the scanner, and has forgotten my password?

I was unlocking my S5 with my fingerprint and had also given an alternative password. Unfortunately a friend attempted to unlock screen with her finger many times which locked the screen and now I cannot open it or bring back the fingerprint scanner again to take my fingerprint to open the screen. What should I do

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How to access my S5, fingerprint won't come back on passcode unknown?

Fell asleep at console passcode, came on can't remember it. Where is my scanner?

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My phone has a gray covering on it and I can't operate the touch screen?

There was a green circle with dots on it I accidentally pressed

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If I do a Hard Reset, will it mess with my SIM card?

If I do a Hard Reset, will it mess with my SIM card?

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How to remove pattern when you forgot and not updated?

I forgot the pattern of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and I tried watching the YouTube of how to remove and the cellphone said is not updated

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I changed my pattern and I don't remember it?

How do I unlock my phone if I don't know the pattern

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After several unsuccessful finger swipes....I was locked out of my Galaxy S5...I was then asked for a password which is not working either....I cannot access my phone at all?

After several unsuccessful finger swipes....I was locked out of my Galaxy S5...I was then asked for a password which is not working either....I cannot access my phone at all.

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Accessing my Samsung Galaxy tablet?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 5.0 tablet and I forgot the pattern to unlock it as I didn't use if for months, then I got locked out after too many attempts. Now it asks for my password and username, however each time it does nothing then says invalid, I even tried resetting my Gmail password but still nothing. I have tried: Resetting my Gmail password

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PIN reset to Swipe problem in Samsung Galaxy S5?

Process Of Problem

- I changed PIN into 10 digit PIN (I remembered the PIN)

- Lock screen automatically turns into swipe (still can access phone)

- Can't change screen lock, the pin has changed. I have tried: Process Of Problem

- I changed PIN into 10 digit PIN (I remembered the PIN)

- Lock screen automatically turns into swipe (still can access phone)

- Can't change screen lock, the pin has changed. I think it was caused by: Process Of Problem

- I changed PIN into 10 digit PIN (I remembered the PIN)

- Lock screen automatically turns into swipe (still can access phone)

- Can't change screen lock, the pin has changed

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I was at an event last night. Someone got hold of my business phone and did God knows what to it?

I was at an event last night. Someone got hold of my business phone and did God knows what to it. They also put a PIN and a Pattern on my phone. I do not want to reset it as it has all of my business contacts as well as client invoices etc on it. Help. I have tried: Every pin and password I can think of as well as online searches. I think it was caused by: Someone phone napped my phone

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How do I delete my four digit passcode?

My Samsung S5 literally forced a four digit numeracy code on me

it is beginning to be a pain having to enter a four digit number code to gain access to every app. How do I cancel it please

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