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Is there any way to get the alternate password for the fingerprint lock on my Galaxy S5?

I forgot my alternate password.

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Forgetting your alternate password puts you into a bit of a tricky situation - it's there to help you out in the event that something goes wrong with your fingerprint scanner.

You can reset the password by going to "Settings" and then "Security." From there, you'll be able to change the kind of lock you want to set. Note that you'll need to enter one of your current security options to be able to do so.

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If you don't know your alternate password and your fingerprint isn't working either, you'll need to perform a Factory Reset. You can find a guide explaining that process here: Perform a factory reset on Android Device.

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How to unlock Galaxy S5 without erasing data?

I set a PIN last night: it was a 4-digit number. I have used that PIN for many other accounts. There is no way that I forgot the PIN. However, when I locked the phone and tried to unlock it, it said "Incorrect PIN". Is the phone misbehaving or is it I (I don't think so)? How can I unlock it now?

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Below, there are some examples on how to fix the problem.

  • It might be a temporary error within the smartphone. To fix this, turn the smartphone off and press and hold the volume-down, power, and home buttons until you get into the download menu. Then, reboot your smartphone.
  • You can also enter the factory reset menu and choose "wipe cache partition". To enter the factory reset menu, power down the smartphone. Press and hold the volume-up, power, and home buttons until you see the recovery options. Select "wipe cache partition" with the volume buttons and confirm the selection with the power button. Then, select "reboot system now".
  • On your computer, log on to https://findmymobile.samsung.com and use your Samsung credentials. Click "Unlock my screen" under "Protect my device" and select "Unlock". Reboot your device.
  • Power down the device, remove the battery for 10 minutes, and power it back up.
  • Hard-reset your Samsung S5.
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How do I disable the fingerprint lock/unlock on my Samsung Galaxy S5? It takes too many swipes to recognize me?

It takes too many swipes to access my phone with the fingerprint recognition. How do I disable it? If I try to de-register or change the screen unlock feature it just keeps asking for my fingerprint to be swiped. If I try to de-register, it tells me I can't because fingerprint is set as the screen lock type for encrypt phone and Exchange Activesync.

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Galaxy Note Edge PIN LOCK has automatically initiated and not accepting pin?

My Galaxy has initiated pin lock and I have forgotten the same. I was using finger recognition which is disabled by Galaxy automatically. Unable to restore and open

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: 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

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How do I remove PIN when accessing my Facebook App, Gallery App, Email App and Camera?

Sometime, it looks like I accepted an APP that had me put in a PIN in order to protect a few of my other APPS (such as Facebook, camera, Gallery, Email, etc.). It is very frustrating when you take a picture and you're ready to take the next one, but you can't because you have to enter the PIN again. Same thing with Facebook; if I go into a friend's posting in order to put in a comment, or read other friends' comments, I have to re-enter the PIN.. . When my phone was in sleep mode, I had to enter a PASSWORD in order to unlock it (which I don't mind doing). Because I was having issues with my APPS in having to put in a PIN each time I want to access them, I changed the settings on my phone so that I no longer put in a PASSWORD but simply swipe my phone to open It.. . HOW DO I REMOVE the feature that requires me to put in my PIN each time I want to access my APPS?. I have tried: Just about everything.. I think it was caused by: I'm not sure. I most likely received an Email that said I should put in a PIN every time I want to access Facebook, Camera, Gallery, Email so that no one can access those if I should lose my phone.

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How do I unlock my phone if I have forgotten the 4 digit pin?

I cannot access settings/menu as the device is locked

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No idea how I put the pin lock on my PC, guess I just pressed something by mistake?

I never had a PIN before so no idea of what could be. Tried 0000 and 1234, no work

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Well maybe ,I changed the screen lock to pin pad in my pocket ,there is no pin ,just a letter I draw on the screen ,shape of a G?

I don't want to reset phone ,its too important ,need to unlock phone asap ,went to Verizon ,they couldn't help. They had a pin set up from what I think I read they had a pin. I have tried: Holding EMERGENCY CALL/ entered some digits /went to Verizon. I think it was caused by: I believe it happened in my pocket while working and changed from draw a pattern to pin lock

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