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Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device

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How can I unlock my S5 without losing data if I forgot my password?

I forgot my password and want to unlock my phone without losing all my info

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Resetting an Android device password can be difficult and confusing. However, there are many ways to unlock your phone. If your Samsung Galaxy S5 is connected to the Internet, you can use your Google account to reset the password. By using this method you won't lose any of your data.

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If you forgot your Google account password, follow the steps below on your computer to reset your Google account password:

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    Turn on your PC.
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    On your desktop, open a web browser.
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    Once you're on the page, select 'I don't know my password'.
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    Enter your email address.
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    Click on 'Continue'.
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    Follow the Google instructions to reset your password
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    You'll be asked some questions to verify your identity. These steps are unique for each user.
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    When you complete the steps, a new window will open.
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    Enter your new password.
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    Congratulations, your password is reset.
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Now follow the steps below on your Samsung GS5 to unlock it:

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    On your phone lock screen, tap on 'Forgot Password?'.
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    Enter your Google email address and password.
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    Follow the Google instructions to unlock your phone.
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    Once the process is finished, you will be asked to enter a new password for your phone.
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    Your Android device is unlocked.
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Another way to unlock your Samsung Galaxy is by using the 'Screen Lock Bypass Pro' app. This app requires an Internet connection, and it costs ,20. In order to install and use this app to unlock your device, read our other VisiHow article on how to unlock an Android device with the Screen Lock Bypass Pro app.

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Also keep in mind, once you reset your password, write it down on a piece of paper so you won't have this problem again. Alternatively you can read the main article to try other methods. You can reach this article by clicking on the title of this Q&A page or the link below the article summary.

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Hello, I need to delete the encrypted password on my Note4?

When I decided to add my company email they required me to encrypt my email, so if the phone should be lost, they had the ability to delete all information on my phone, I have recently deleted that Google email account, but I still have to use my unlock password to get my phone to work.. I have tried: I have gone into settings, general, security, and of course now that I'm doing this, I can't see the part where it says to change security pin, I have a feeling that the company may need to do this remotely

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Why is it just showing downloading on my S2?

When I go to factory reset it, it gets stuck, not frozen but stuck on downloading with the Android guy!

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    The problem is that the volume-down, power, and home buttons will get your device into the download mode, which is for flashing ROMs.
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    To enter the recovery mode, press and hold volume-up, volume-down, and power buttons.
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    Release only the power button when the Samsung logotype appears.
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    Release all of the buttons when you see the recovery menu.
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    Use volume buttons to scroll down and up and the power button to select items.
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    Select "wipe data/factory reset".
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    Select "Yes -- delete all user data".
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    Select "reboot system now".
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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: I revoked access to my phone and then moved on to the next step. it says, at the bottom of the page there is a link to generate an application specific password ill use to unlock my phone. Where is the link? on my phone? This page, or another link

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Recover Android Device in case of Forgot password/pattern unlock an Android device

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