Many times, Android users forget their phone password and become tense when trying to unlock it. We can easily unlock it with the help of different software available, but for a normal user, it would be impossible to afford and operate such software. Whenever the same thing needs to be done remotely, it is always a problem. Most users take backups of their data before attempting to unlock their devices.

In the meantime, the most effective way to unlock a locked Android phone is to perform a factory reset. You will lose all your important data, but your phone will be unlocked. However, some users may want to unlock their phones remotely without losing any data. To address this concern, we have created this guide to explain how to unlock a locked Android device.

If you have forgotten the password for your Samsung phone and are locked out, here is how to unlock it remotely.

Such things make a lot of sense to them, especially if they are a Samsung user. The reason is that Samsung devices have a very high level of security, and you have to go through so many hurdles to access a locked Samsung phone. Do not worry, though; we are here and have found two ways to unlock your phone. One is through Find My Mobile (without factory data reset), and the other is through Account Recovery Mode (with factory data reset). So, let’s have a look at both.

Using Samsung’s Find My Mobile (without a factory data reset)

Samsung phones have “Find My Mobile” functionality that is based on your Samsung Account. Such a phone unlocker is designed to unlock or lock your Samsung phone remotely from anywhere. But note that it should be enabled on your phone; otherwise, it will not work. So, follow the below steps to unlock your Samsung phone through Find My Mobile:

  • Simply visit the Samsung Find My Mobile website.
  • Log in to your Samsung account there.
  • Following this, your Samsung phone will be displayed on the screen.
  • Now tap on “Unlock” and enter your Samsung Account password.
  • That’s it; your phone will be unlocked shortly.

Using Account Recovery Mode (with Factory Data Reset)

If you do not have your Samsung Account password, you can also unlock your phone, but this time you will lose your data. However, at the moment, it doesn’t matter as long as we get our phones unlocked. Every phone has a recovery mode that allows us to wipe data and unlock it. So, let’s have a look at how to do it.

Note: Make sure that your phone’s power is completely out. We want a switched-off phone, and I think it can’t be switched off without knowing the password. As a result, ensure that it is turned off.

  • On your Samsung phone, hold the volume up button until you feel a vibration. (If you have a Home button, press it.)
  • Once the Samsung logo appears, a new screen will appear called Recovery Mode.
  • Using the volume Up and Down buttons, navigate to the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option.
  • Next, press the power button to select it.
  • Again, press the Power button to confirm and select Delete All User Data.
  • In a moment, your phone will unlock, and your data will be erased.

Besides that, you can download popular third-party apps that can unlock your phone. However, I think it would be better for you to do it on your own instead of trusting them. If you’re concerned about data, you should activate Samsung Find My Mobile. But don’t worry, we can consider it again in the future. I hope you now understand how to unlock a phone with or without a factory reset. If you still have any questions, feel free to ask them below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Where do I enable the Samsung “Find My Mobile” option?

Ans. Go through Settings >> Lock Screen and Security >> Scroll down and look for the “Find My Mobile” option and tap on it.

Q2. Do I need a Samsung Account to use Samsung Find My Mobile?

Ans. It is a Samsung feature that requires your Samsung Account to function.

Q3. Is there any safe third-party app to unlock the phone?

Lockwatch is the most well-known app that does this.

Q4. On which Samsung devices is Find My Mobile available?

Samsung phones with at least Android 8 can use Find My Mobile.