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

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My Galaxy 5S no longer shows fingerprint screen, and I don't remember alternate password?

How do I have my fingerprint reactivated such that I can use it to unlock my locked phone. I don't remember the alternate password

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My Phone will not unlock and I need your help to fix it, read question details for more info?

Well my finger scanner stopped responding and I don't know my other password so I need to somehow go back to the option to use finger scanner so I can use the device and I don't want to reset my device. I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini running Lollipop 5.1.1

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Need to unlock my phone forgot password and email?

I use finger swipe and turn phone can't get back in phone.

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We have written a detailed guide that describes the steps necessary to install an App that will let you log back into your phone. The guide for unlocking a locked Android device with Screen Lock Pro can be found here. There is also a link to another guide at the end of that one, which will give you alternate methods of unlocking your phone.

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The lock screen password is my only option?

The only option I have to lock screen is password. It says the fingerprint is turned off by administrator or encryption policy. Do I need to decrypt to use fingerprint recognition? How can I change this to swipe or fingerprint

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To turn this off, you will need to log into your device, and then disable it in the settings. This is discussed in detail, in the main guide, which can be accessed by scrolling up and clicking on the title of this Q&A. Of greater concern, is the fact that you did not initiate this change, which means someone else must have locked your device remotely. You might want to have a look at our guide on Spy Phone apps, and make sure no one is spying on you. Apps like BosSpy, FlexiSpy, and My Spy are invisible on your phone, and could be the culprit in this case.

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Screen unlock not working since update?

Thank you, with the update of the Android operating system my screen unlock password seems to have changed or altered. One out of ten times the screen unlock with the initial password it worked. Never had that problem before. What can I do? By the way the finger screen did never work satisfactory and I do not use it anymore.

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My child locked my mobile and it asks me for my Google account and I don't know it, so what to do?

I don't know my Google account, but my child has locked my phone. Can you help me fix this?

Depending on the type of lock your Android phone or Tablet has, you may be able to simply wait a little bit to try and gain access to it again. However, in most cases you will want to try one of the steps listed in our guide for how to regain access to a locked Android mobile phone or tablet. This should help you, but if you find that you're still stuck, there is a $4 application we recommend that is discussed in Step 4, which may also work to solve your problem.

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While I was sleeping I clicked by accident alternative password, I want to go back to my fingerprint to unlock my phone?

My Galaxy S5 got stuck on alternative password, I do not know the alternative password, it was originally on the fingerprint password. So I am wondering how can I get back to my fingerprint password? Is there some way to bypass it or get it back to the fingerprint?

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S5 Fingerprint settings won't allow lock screen change or un-register print?

My lock screen is currently set to fingerprint. It works great as well as the backup password. However I wanted to change it back to normal or another mode but it will not allow me to do so.. The areas in the screen lock to just swipe change are greyed out with "Turned off by administrator/encrypt policy or credential account. I get the same message when I try to un-register the fingerprint in the Fingerprint scanner settings. Factory Reset does not help

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How do I permanently set a lock screen?

My friends always want to play with my new phone, plus some children. But when I go to lock screen settings, and choose a password and all the good stuff. It never works. It is still "SWIPE TO UNLOCK" Like what is that? Its seriously getting annoying. And the only thing it wants to actually acknowledge said 'screen lock' is when I power down my phone.

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Need to take off password and its not allowing me to pick the none?

I'm trying to have it that my phone does not have a lock or password but it won't give me that option why

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I need to get my Galaxy tab s to show the fingerprint scanner rather than alternate password?

I had a security problem and reset all my passwords on all emails etc and for the life of me I cannot remember it yet and I guess I was holding it in my pal and hit the button over ten times and it locked itself for the security lock and refuses to let me in. I even stripped it's back and yanked the battery but did no good. I just need the fingerprint scanner to get in and I will try to solve it from there

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Unlocking S5 when fingerprint reader is not working and alternate password is forgotten?

I have swiped my finger(s) so many times and failed that I am now only getting an 'alternate password' option. Unfortunately I don't know my password and can't access my phone.

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My tablet looks like its locked, won't recognize my fingerprint nor the alternative password?

I have two users I think the one that's locked is the guest. How do I switch to the main account.

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I cannot get it to go back to fingerprint for unlocking the screen?

I had started to setup the VPN connection and had to turn on the password setting for unlocking the screen. I am not setting up the VPN and want to go back to the fingerprint to unlock but can't.

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A student stole my Galaxy 5 and returned it after feeling guilty. They changed my screen lock swipe pattern. How can I access my own phone again?

I am a teacher. A student stole my Galaxy 5 and returned it after feeling guilty. They changed my screen lock swipe pattern. How can I access my own phone again?. I have tried: I have tried guessing the new swipe pattern unsuccessfully.. I think it was caused by: The student whole stole it, changed the swipe pattern and back up question.

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