Hi Everyone. I desperately need help and can't get anyone to help me. My husband smashed his phone a couple of weeks ago so purchased a new one. Upon set up it asked for him to sign into his samsung account. we got as far as the 2 step verification and noticed the number it gave was VERY old and no longer had that sim card. We contacted "Customer Support" to be told the only way to change the number was ti give the IMEI number for a previous phone that has signed into this account. We did that and was told that the only phone that is on the system was a S3!!!! from 2012 and the only way to change the number is by finding the S3 and confirming the IMEI number. this is physically impossible as its nearly 10 years ago since we had that phone. So instead of being helped we were told "just forget about your account and start a new one". now, we have had this account for 10+ years so we don't want to just forget it and start a new one. it has all our details on it, pictures, personal info etc. Is there anyone out there that can help us? please? we really don't know what we can do to simply get the 2 step verification number changed ☹
Try accessing that Samsung account on a laptop. Go into Samsung cloud, then backup that data locally onto the laptop. Then, make a new Samsung account on the phone and using smart switch on the laptop/phone, move the locally backed up data on the laptop to the new phone with the new Samsung account. OR instead of moving it to the new phone, just move it to the new Samsung account which will have its empty new Samsung cloud that you can put all your old photos, videos, etc..