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

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HOW TO ACCESS LOCKED PHONE FROM NONWORKING FINGERPRINT SCANNER?

The fingerprint scanner is suddenly not working, and I cannot remember my backup password. I am just wondering if there is an alternative solution instead of resetting it to factory mode.. I have tried: Soft resetting.. I think it was caused by: Who knows.

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Your alternative will be to use your Google Account but first, clean your phone screen with rubbing alcohol and try again. Things like wrinkled fingers from just taking a shower or doing the dishes can also get your scanner to deny the fingerprint.

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Hi, I have a Galaxy S5 mini, the fingerprint scanner that I normally use has stopped working somehow. My phone is asking for backup password which I set ages ago and I haven't got a clue what it is. Locked out my own phone, not very happy

How can I get back into my phone ?. I have tried: The normal power off, restart, tried taking the battery out. Even tried Dr Phone but it does not support my model phone. I think it was caused by: Not sure it has been working fine all day, went to use it and the normal screen wasn't there just the screen asking for back up password

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Samsung's Find My Mobile can remotely unlock your Galaxy S5 mini. Login using the email that you used to setup your Samsung Account on the phone or your Google Account email. Then in the options you will see where you can remotely unlock your device. Now this is important:Make sure your screen stays lit and does not go into the Sleep Mode when you are trying to remotely unlock.

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I forgot my phone backup password and all my contacts in my phone, please help me?

My phone is Samsung Galaxy A8, I forget my backup password, please help me?

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Use your Google Account. When you set up your phone, hopefully, you chose to sync your Contacts with Google. To find out if you did, go to Google Contacts. They would be there if you ever synced your phone with Google after you added your contacts. You can also use apps like Google Photos to backup photos should you ever have to hard reset.

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My sister's son passed away and we are trying to get into his phone but he has a fingerprint on it?

Is there any way to get past without knowing his password?

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Help the need in fingerprint locked S6 Edge plus restart?

Hi, I was using fingerprint security to lock my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus. Today I powered it off and later turned it on. Now its not taking fingerprint and says better use password to unlock phone after restarting. I have forgotten the password. What can I do now? Can you please help? I had my phone powered off and then restarted, it was fingerprint locked, but after restarting it says better use password to unlock. I have forgotten password. I'm blocked out of phone now. How can I retrieve password?

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