How To Recover Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Lock Screen Password
There are different security levels you can set for Samsung Galaxy S6. Usually if you are concerned about your personal data on the latest Galaxy device, it is recommended to setup lock screen security for the phone. However, what if you forget your Galaxy S6 lock screen password? You are locked out of your phone.
Obviously, rebooting your phone is useless, otherwise it would kill the purpose of the screen lock.
Luckily there are a couple of ways to reset your passcode and unlock Samsung Galaxy S6. Let me show you how to get back into your phone so that you won’t blame the lock screen policy for being “stupid.”
1. Unlock Galaxy S6 with your Google Account
Unlocking your device via Google Account is pretty simple. If you enter an incorrect password, pattern, PIN or fingerprint enough times (usually 20+) on the lock screen, you’ll be prompted to enter your Google Account credentials. Input the login details and it will unlock your phone.
In case, you’ve setup two-step authentication, you’ll have to visit Google’s security site on your computer and generate a one-time password to enter on your phone.
The above method will only work if you know your Google Account password, or else you have to find some other way.
2. Unlock Galaxy S6 via Samsung Find My Mobile
Samsung’s Find My Mobile is its own remote device management service, which currently is the best way to unlock your Galaxy S6 if you’ve forgot your password. To use the service, you need to have:
- A Samsung account
- The Find My Mobile service enabled on your Samsung Galaxy S6
To enable Samsung Find My Mobile service on your Galaxy device, go to Settings > Lock screen > Security. Then tap Find My Mobile and provide with your Samsung account. Next make sure “Remote control” option (on the right side of the Find My Mobile page) is turned on.
After the service is enabled on your Samsung Galaxy S6, follow the below steps to unlock the device.
- Visit Samsung Find My Mobile website on your computer browser and log in with your Samsung Account credentials.
- After logging in, click the Registered devices and locate your Galaxy S6 from the list.
- Make sure the Connection and Remote controls are on.
- Click Unlock my Device on the left side bar.
That’s it! Your Galaxy S6 will communicate with the website and should be unlocked.
Gohar is the lead editor at TechFrag. He has a wide range of interests when it comes to tech but he's currently spending a big chunk of his time writing about privacy, cyber security, and anything policy related.