Oh, the stress and the panic of realizing that you have forgotten your Samsung Galaxy J5 access password… It’s tough to handle, we know, but maybe you’ll feel better after you read our tutorial. From the hard factory reset solution that is guaranteed to work – despite deleting everything from your smartphone – to some cooler, third-party alternatives, we won’t let you suffer for too long. Check our top three best-rated solutions for whenever you forget your pattern lock!
Try the hard keys for the Recovery Mode and factory reset the device
You don’t have to be so sad about it. The factory reset is common practice and while you’re doing it only to regain the access to the phone, it might solve other preexisting problems of the Samsung Galaxy J5. Turn off the blocked phone and do the followings:
- Press and hold, at the same time, on the Volume Up button, the Power button, and the Home button;
- Once the Android icon appears on the black screen of the device, you can release the buttons;
- You are in the Recovery Mode and the only commands you have at hand are the hard keys of your phone;
- Prepare to navigate from the Volume Down key and to start an action from the Power key;
- Go to Wipe Data/Factory Reset;
- Go to Yes – Delete All User Data;
- Once it factory resets the device and returns to Recovery Mode, go to Reboot System Now.
The Samsung will reset for the second time and start up ready to be configured like any other brand-new phone. This guide on how to factory reset your Galaxy J5 might make it even clearer on how the reset works.
Try the Remote Controls feature of the Samsung Find My Mobile
Almost like a copy of the Find My iPhone but for the Android devices, this Samsung Find My Mobile service is something you need to be aware of. The Remote Controls feature is only one of the many cool things you can do with it. So, as long as you have a Samsung account, make sure you never forget its login credentials. In times like now, it will be extremely useful to:
- Access your Samsung account over the web;
- Log in and temporarily reset the Samsung Galaxy J5 password;
- Go back to your locked phone and unlock it with this new password;
- Don’t forget to set up a new, permanent password, the moment you regain your access.
Try the Lock & Erase feature of the Android Device Manager
Everywhere online where you read about the Android Device Manger service, it’s obvious that it works as a great protection measure against thieves. When your Galaxy J5 gets stolen, you lock it remotely and even erase its content to feel safer. When you find it back, you can reset its password and regain access to it.
Well, it goes without saying that you might consider your smartphone “in the wrong hands” even when it’s in your own hands but you have forgotten the password. So…
- Go online, from any computer with an internet connection;
- Navigate to the Android Device Manager website;
- Log in with your previously created credentials – you must have an account with it in order to access this service;
- Select the Samsung Galaxy J5 phone listed at the next step;
- Enable the Lock & Erase option;
- Take the prompted steps for locking the phone;
- Set yourself a new, temporary password;
- Use it to regain the access to the smartphone and edit the temporary password by changing it to a new one.
Not complicated at all, right? Moreover, it helps you explore different options of controlling the Samsung Galaxy J5 from a distance. Hopefully, you will never again have to go through all that!