For those that own a Samsung smartphone, you may want to know how to reset password on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge when locked out. This issue happen to many people and most of them require you to do a hard factory reset that will delete all your data, contacts, photos and other files. Don’t worry, below are a few different solutions to help reset password on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge when locked out. These solutions will not force you to delete all information on your phone.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Password Reset with Android Device Manager
The best way to reset the password on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is to have your smartphone registered with Android Device Manage. The great thing about Android Device Manger is that you can reset your password by just enabling the “Lock” feature. The Android Device Manager “Lock” feature will allow your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge password to reset, even in times that you’ve forgotten the password.
- Turn on your computer
- Open Android Device Manager
- Browse for your smartphone
- Turn on “Lock & Erase”
- Follow the steps on the page to lock your phone
- Create a temporary password
- Type in the temporary password on your Galaxy S6
- Create a new password
Samsung Galaxy S6 Reset Password with Samsung Find My Mobile
Another solution that will help you reset the password on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is to use Samsung’s Find My Mobile (Find My Android), just feature is just like Apple’s Find My iPhone to help locate your smartphone. Using the “Remote Controls” feature, you have the ability temporarily reset your password and bypass lock screen on Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6. It’s important to note that you need to first register your smartphone for you to use Samsung’s Find My Mobile.
- Register smartphone with Samsung
- Using Find My Mobile, set a temporary password
- Bypass the lock screen using the new temporary password
- Create a new password
Samsung Galaxy S6 Reset Password with Factory Reset
- Turn off your smartphone.
- At the same time, press and hold the Volume up, Home, and Power buttons.
- Wait until you see the Android icon show up on the screen.
- Now use the Volume down to select wipe data/factory reset and select the Power button.
- With the Volume down go to Yes – delete all user data and tap on Power.
- Once your smartphone has rebooted.
- After your smartphone has been reset, all things will be delete and you can set up the phone as new.
You can also read this alternative way to factory reset the Galaxy S6. You should know that prior to factory resetting your smartphone, it’s important to backup your device. The reason for this is to prevent losing any files, pictures, contacts or other data in case something goes wrong during the rebooting process.
Once you follow the solutions above, you’ll be able to reset password on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge when locked out.