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

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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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My phone is asking for a pin code, and I do not have one. I have a swipe code. What do I do?

My phone is asking for a pin code and I do not have one. I have a swipe code. What do I do?

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How do I remove pattern lock on Galaxy S5?

I was playing with my notification settings and got into Private Mode and set up a PIN and pattern lock just to see how it works, but now I can't make it go away. I now have to swipe the pattern to unlock my phone. I want to go back to just the regular finger swipe. Help?

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

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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?

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Locked my Samsung S5, Incorrect pin?

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I forgot the pin code to my Galaxy S5?

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How to delete PIN for unlocking screen?

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

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

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

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