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  1. YaBoiobZ

    YaBoiobZ Lurker
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    Hello, I have just picked up my S6 Today and I am using the fingerprint scanner to unlock my phone. For some reason I cannot recall making a backup password and the the only password that could come to mind isn't working. The fingerprint scanner is very good and I have not yet been forced to use a password to enter my phone by I do not want this to become a problem in the future. Does anybody know how to reset this. I have gone I time setting and made the security unlock the password option and made it what I would want it to be but I guess that isn't the same as the "backup password."

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  2. NoraWhite

    NoraWhite Lurker

    haciendo esto no bloqueará mi celular permanentemente?
  3. NoraWhite

    NoraWhite Lurker

    Alguien ha probado este método?
  5. spicecake

    spicecake Lurker

    Thanks for the help Snakeyeskm!
  6. eggorhen

    eggorhen Lurker


    I have tried it but its not working. Can you suggest something else?

  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    If you don't have network access (mobile data or wifi) or you never enabled Android Device Manager on the phone, I'm afraid the only thing that will work is a factory reset.
  8. eggorhen

    eggorhen Lurker

    I am so thankful that you replied.

    I have network access but I dont think that I enabled Android Device Manager ever on my phone. Right? because if I had it enabled it would work but its not working.

    So what is factory reset? What to do?
  9. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    A factory reset will erase the user partition and account information setting it to the way it came from the "factory". You will lose apps and messages, so I hope they were backed up or weren't important.

    You'll want to use the second method explained here about 1:20 into the video.

  10. eggorhen

    eggorhen Lurker

    Ok, thanks a lot! So even if I use apps like: "recover my photos" or other apps which usually send back all the photos deleted wont work?
  11. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Some factory resets will leave user files intact, others will wipe the whole user partition, si if after a reset, if they are gone, then I doubt an app like that will work.
  12. eggorhen

    eggorhen Lurker

    OMG. :(
    Do you know how I can save my pics?
  13. eggorhen

    eggorhen Lurker

    OMG. :(
    Do you know how I can save my pics?
  14. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Let's just review for a second so we are all on the same page. You cannot unlock your phone with the fingerprint scanner and you don't remember the password to the phone?

    I doubt you had any developer options enabled (USB debugging) either.

    Normally with a bad password, or unlock code, if, after you enter it too many times, the phone will have to be unlocked using the gmail account password, but for that to work you must have data enabled. This is wifi or mobile data. If you only have wifi, you also must make sure it's set not to sleep when the phone is locked or you still won't be able to unlock it.

    I'm not sure there's a whole lot you will be able to do to recover your photos.
  15. hello3241

    hello3241 Guest

    Why dont you follow this simple step. You dont need to reset your phone! Follow this simple and easy steps to change your backup i.e lock screen password: Go To SETTINGS>LOCK SCREEN & SECURITY>FINGERPRINTS>CHANGE BACKUP PASSWORD> Then Place Your Finger To Get Access & Change It.
  16. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Unfortunately, in order to access those setting you have to be able to unlock the phone.
  17. hello3241

    hello3241 Guest


    When the ¨fingerprint' pop-up, simply use this trick:
    Try all different angles of the tumb on "home-button" in order to unlock. This must work as the person have used his tumb for the fingerprint. There is nothing wrong with the phone. Just carefully place the tumb using all angles.

    i.e 0 degree, 90 degree, 180 degree, 260 degree if this does'nt work then tryk 45, 120 etc. i think the person get my point.

  18. stewy1955

    stewy1955 Lurker

    HI. Easiest way around this is: Settings, Security, Locks, Enter Pin, then enter 4 digit Pin. This over rides back up password & finger print. You can then go back in again later if you want & redo finger print & back up password if you want. I have Samsung note 5. This time I noted security details down lol Hope this helps someone :)
  19. fhodz97

    fhodz97 Lurker

    1.Go to your settings.
    2.Go to applications.
    3.Then tap on application manager.
    4. Scroll to your right so you come to the ''ALL'' page.
    5. Scroll down to finger print.
    6. Tap on CLEAR DATA.
    7. Done
  20. knyghtphaul

    knyghtphaul Lurker

    If you have a newer phone and google account, try 5 times... after 5th bad password attempt mine displayed a button to login with my google account, I put in my google email address and password right from the lock screen, and it took me straight into the security settings, where I went ahead and changed my backup password to something I could remember.
  21. ohcamaro

    ohcamaro Lurker

    i tried this and it reset my ability to try my thumbprint, tried it and again it asked for my backup password. odd thing is i only have like three passwords i would use
    JerryNice likes this.
  22. StrayC

    StrayC Lurker

    Although this is a bit late, sometimes the google ADM does not work.

    As an alternative for registered Samsung devices you can try their website:

    I managed to get past my screen locks on my Samsung devices.
    (Galaxy S3 and a Galaxy Tab S2)

    I don't know if a web site exists for the other manufactures though.
  23. JerryNice

    JerryNice Lurker

    ohcamaro is the winner !! duh...why didn't I think of that. "clear data" clears the fingerprint password, however, I still did not get an option to set a back-up password. This is how I got locked out of the option before when my finger wasn't properly placed on the button, it said use backup pswrd, I unlocked phone online, & changed the lock type to "swipe", then I went back to change it to use fingerprint, and it was still asking for a backup password. My phone was not locked, just the option to use the fingerprint as "unlock" option
  24. fyfie

    fyfie Lurker

    "Clear data" on the fingerprint app worked for me. I was trying to change my lock screen from swipe to something more secure but it wasn't recognizing my fingerprint and I couldn't remember my backup password.
  25. Settings>Finger Scanner>Change Backup Password. If you look at Lock Screen, it is under a sub category "Sound and display". Scroll down to the sub category, "Personalization" and you will see "Finger Scanner". Along with Easy Mode, Accessibility, and Private mode. I hooe this helps.

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