Forgot your Samsung Galaxy S8 password or pattern lock? This article explains easy methods to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S8 without reset or losing any data.
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There are basically multiple methods to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, and what method to opt for depends on you.
Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 by Answering Google Security Questions
If you have security questions set during under your Google account security, then you will be able to unlock your device by answering these questions.
Step 1: After multiple wrong attempts, you will get “Forgot Pattern” or “Forgot PIN/Password” option.
Step 2: Tap on it, and then select “Answer Questions” option.
Step 3: You will be presented with your Google security questions which you have added in your account. Answer them accordingly.
Step 4: If you answer the security questions correctly, you Samsung Galaxy S8 will unlock.
Step 5: After successful unlock, you will be asked to create new PIN, Password or Pattern Lock for your Samsung Galaxy S8.
Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 Using your Gmail Account
To unlock Galaxy S8 using your Gmail account, follow below-mentioned steps:
Step 2: Login with your Google (Gmail) account by entering its details such as username/password.
Step 3: Once you are logged in successfully, your smartphone will be unlocked.
Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 by Hard Reset (Factory Reset)
If none of the aforementioned methods works in your case, unfortunately, you are left with only option of doing factory reset/hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy S8. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: Turn Off your Samsung Galaxy S8.
Step 2: Now turn it ON by pressing “Power + Volume Up button” combinations for few seconds until you see Samsung logo on the screen.
Step 3: Select “Yes” option to factory data reset message.
Please note that this will erase all the data and settings on your Samsung Galaxy S8.
Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 Using Googe Find My Device
While you may be able to unlock your Galaxy S8 using Google Find My Device, this method will erase all the data on your phone.
Here’s how you can do so:
Step 1: Open Google Find My Device and sign in with your Google account.
Step 2: After successful login, you need to select “Erase device” option followed by “Erase all data”.
Step 3: As soon as you hit “Erase” button, the data deletion on your Android device will begin.
Caution: This is non-reversible process.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S8 has a Super AMOLED, HDR10 display of 5.8 inches running a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Samsung Galaxy S8 was released on April 24, 2017.
The phone comes with Android 7 (Nougat) by default. It is powered by an Octa-core processor and Mali-G71/Adreno 540 GPU.
Samsung Galaxy S8 has 64GB of storage with 4GB of RAM. This phone has a battery of 3000mAh.
There is a 12MP camera at the back, capable of running 4K@30FPS, while the dual cameras at the front – 5MP and 2MP are capable of handling 1440p@30FPS.
To conclude, there is no issue at all if you have forgotten your Samsung Galaxy S8 pattern lock or password. You can still unlock it and do not lose any of your important data like photos, contacts etc.
However, you will need to have your Google security questions answer in your mind, or username/password of your Gmail account linked with your Samsung Galaxy S8.