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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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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: My Samsung Galaxy A5 is on fingerprint lock and its not reading my fingerprint. I also forgot my backup password

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