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Forgotten lock screen pattern

(Topic created on: 07-04-2021 10:05 PM)
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AdsAfz
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I've recently purchased a Samsung S21 and use my fingerprint to unlock and use my phone.

 

However, I have forgotten the lock screen pattern which is needed if I were to switch the phone off/on.

 

My fear is that if my phone were to be reset of turned off, it would become inaccessible. 

 

Any ideas on how I can change/remove the pattern? 

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BandOfBrothers
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One extreme option @AdsAfz is to log into your Samsung Account on a computer and look at resetting that way.


Daily Driver > Samsung Galaxy s²⁴ Ultra 512Gb ~ Titanium Black.

The advice I offer is my own and does not represent Samsung’s position.
I'm here to help. " This is the way. "

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Luez
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Go into settings and turn off pattern see if that works.
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AdsAfz
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Can you please provide instructions on how to do this? Everything I try requires me to enter the current pattern first.
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Luez
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Go on YouTube type in can't remember pattern on android. There is a video with a code on it that will show you how to change it or turn pattern off. Just looked and you can't change in settings.
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BandOfBrothers
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One extreme option @AdsAfz is to log into your Samsung Account on a computer and look at resetting that way.


Daily Driver > Samsung Galaxy s²⁴ Ultra 512Gb ~ Titanium Black.

The advice I offer is my own and does not represent Samsung’s position.
I'm here to help. " This is the way. "

AdsAfz
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I'll give it a go, thanks but why is this considered extreme?
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BandOfBrothers
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Because it resets your login credentials and you'll have to reset them back up.

 


Daily Driver > Samsung Galaxy s²⁴ Ultra 512Gb ~ Titanium Black.

The advice I offer is my own and does not represent Samsung’s position.
I'm here to help. " This is the way. "

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AdsAfz
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This worked perfectly. Once I logged in, it was pretty explicit that this was the method to use.

Google, YouTube and Samsung Support did not point to this method.
Drago IT
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I hope im not to late to the party but I was lucky to find that we both have the same problem well was, Im currently at my samsung account would you mind helping me how do i reset so that I can get rid of my screen lock? atm my cooldown is at 5 hours and Im really in a tight spot. Hopefully any of yall could help or see this. 

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AntS
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@Drago IT , Hopefully, you got there in the end! But just in case you didn't: Samsung account webpage (https://account.samsung.com/membership/intro ) > sign in; and then once you're in: Devices > Find My Mobile. Select the relevant device from the list, and then ‘Unlock’ and enter your Samsung account password. As BandOfBrothers said, doing it that way will delete all of the screen lock information (Pattern, PIN, Password, and Biometrics) on your phone so you'll need to set that all up again.

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