An elderly neighbour of mine has just bought a Samsung A13 from ebay that I suspect may be a foreign market one?
Anyway, his 'helpful' next door lady said she would set it up for him. I don't know what has been done to it but when turning on it asks for password (4 characters including at least one letter), It seems they didn't set a password or say they didn't so now this is as far as I can get!
Is there any way I can bypass this?
It doesn't allow you to swich power off or anything else without entering this password.
Any help would be much appreciated.
There are various security protocols to be able to access the phone which includes a 4 digit pin however I've not come across one that asks for a letter too.
You could access the phone via logging into your Samsung Account and then through findmyphone to reset the phone
If the phone is an imported model then Samsung UK wouldn't support the phone under the Limited 2 Year Manufacturers Warranty however a Samsung Experience Store or Samsung Service Centre maybe abke to help.
The security protocols are in place to protect the phone so obviously are not meant to be circumvented.
There are Hard Reset options which would wipe the phone to which the guides can be read within > https://www.hardreset.info/devices/samsung/samsung-galaxy-a13-5g/
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