Did your Samsung Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1 passcode suddenly stop working? Perhaps you have forgotten it and you are too embarrassed to admit? Knowing that you’re not the only one might make you feel a little bit better. But you’re searching for an effective solution on how to reset the password for a Samsung Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1. Preferably, something that won’t ask you to do a hard factory reset and, because you didn’t recently back up your files, lose everything you had on the phone…
Some users have nothing against performing such a reset, trying to get rid of some other stringent problems – you must have noticed how this hard reset is often recommended with the most diverse malfunctions. Coming up next, you’ll learn not only how to try this option – just in case you conclude that it is worth the effort – but also how to use two different services that give you remote access to the phone.
Get ready to tackle the Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1 password reset with:
- A factory reset;
- Samsung Find My Mobile;
- Android Device Manager.
To reset your password by restoring the phone to its factory defaults…
- You will first have to power off your locked Samsung Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1;
- Focus on tapping and holding, at the same time, the three hard keys of: Home, Volume Up, and Power;
- Only release these buttons when the Android icon will show up on the screen of the device;
- Inside the Recovery Mode, the only things you can try are the standard navigation, from one menu to another, with the Volume Up and Volume Down keys, and the activation of menus, with the Power key;
- Use these keys to:
- Select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset menu;
- Select Yes – delete all user data;
- Select the Reboot System Now menu after the hard reset is performed.
With these simple steps, you will get an almost brand-new J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1 smartphone – when it restarts in the normal functioning mode, it will no longer have a password. At the same time, you will have to start configuring it just like you did when you have taken it out of its box, the first time you used it.
Keep in mind, for future reference, that whenever you have this opportunity, you should back up all your data prior to initiating a general reset of the phone. And read this guide if you are interested in discovering an alternative option to performing a factory reset of the Samsung Galaxy J7.
To use the Find My Mobile service from Samsung…
- Register your device with Samsung;
- Use this Find My Mobile service and, from the Remote Controls feature, reset the password temporarily;
- With your new, time-sensitive password, unlock the smartphone;
- Set a new password, this time right from the settings of the phone.
When you’re searching the web for extra details on this service similar to Find My iPhone, you might encounter information that makes reference to the Find My Android service. They’re one and the same thing.
To use the Android Device Manager…
Just like with the option provided by Samsung, you must have your Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1 already registered with this service:
- Access the Android Device Manager service online;
- Select your Galaxy J7 as soon as you log in;
- Use the Lock & Erase option;
- Follow the steps listed in there to lock your phone;
- Set a new, temporary password, from the same online service;
- Go back to your phone and use it to unlock the device;
- Set up a new password.
Now you have three different options to deal with a locked Samsung Galaxy J7/J8/J9/J6/J5/J4/J3/J2/J1. Which one did you try and worked for you?