The whole purpose of setting up a password is to make sure that you’re the only one who will have access to the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone. While most likely, at the time of setting up your password, you haven’t even thought about the possibility of losing it at some point, this isn’t an impossible situation. That’s why there are also several different solutions for such unpleasant circumstances.
One of them is a bit more invasive, meaning that it will basically delete everything from your phone in order to give you a fresh new start and full access to the device. The hard factory reset is guaranteed to work, though, with the cost of losing your data. That, of course, doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to regain the access without having to give up on all that data.
Coming up next, we will introduce you to three different ways of resetting the password on your locked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. Feel free to pick whatever will work best for you!
Method #1 – Perform a Factory Reset
We’ve already mentioned this option before, so we will keep it simple and short. If you can, it is best to begin with a serious backup of your most important files. When you’re ready to delete everything, go to the Settings menu and navigate to Backup & Reset. Use a backup service or a third-party app, if necessary, but once you’ve performed this action, follow our step-by-step guide to factory reset Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus.
Method #2 – Use Find My Mobile
Samsung’s dedicated service, Find My Mobile, is a great tool that gives you access to some very useful Remote Controls. Through it, you can remotely access the smartphone and reset its password, temporarily. Once you’ve gained access you can unlock the phone and manually reset the device to make sure that you won’t get locked out once again:
- Register your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus with Samsung;
- Access the Find My Mobile service;
- Temporary reset the password;
- Skip the lock screen and unlock it with the temporary password;
- Access the privacy settings and reset the temporary password with a new, permanent one.
Method #3 – Use the Android Device Manager
Just like you do with Find My Mobile, the Android Device Manager will give you access to the device without knowing its password:
- Access the Android Device Manager page from a PC;
- Identify your device on the screen, after you have logged in;
- Identify and use the Lock & Erase feature;
- Follow the steps suggested in there to lock the phone;
- Go on setting a new, temporary password;
- Return to the smartphone and type that new password;
- Once you’ve gained access to it, reset that temporary password.
Any of these three methods is just as good when it comes to dealing with a locked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. If the links and the tutorials suggested within this article weren’t enough for you, give us a sign, tell us what is not working, and we will gladly assist you with unlocking your device and regaining access without having to take it to an authorized service. You can do this on your own!