Have the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5? If so you might know just how frustrating it can be to forget the password to unlock it. Here we explain the ways in which you can recover your lockout situation through a hard factory reset.
When considering a reset, you have to remember that the process will delete all of the files and information from your device. Blow we outline a mixture of methods for unlocking your phone without having to give up any of your prized media or contacts.
Using Android Device Manager
- Start Android Device Manager on a computer.
- Find and click on your device within the main starting page.
- Find and click the “Lock & Erase” feature.
- Go through the steps to create a new password for your Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
- Start your Note 5 and use the password you have just created.
- When you gain access, you can make a new password again.
Use Find My Mobile
If your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is registered, you might be able to make use of the Find My Mobile process to unlock it.
If you don’t think you have registered yet, try doing so now. Then follow these steps to try this method:
- Start your Find My Phone Service.
- This will grant you a temporary password. You can then unlock your phone right away.
- When you gain access, its best to set a new password so that your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 won’t lock you out again.
This is the last method you should try. Complete the other steps above first before trying this one. The reset is going to remove all saved data and files, so back them up.
If you want to use a cloud service to backup your files, Google drive is a great option. They offer 15 GB of free storage all accounts.