Many of us have experienced forgetting the password set on our smartphones. So the tendency is to reenter the password again and again where it leads to getting your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 locked out. The only way you can reset your smartphone password is by performing a hard factory reset but the sad thing about this method is that it deletes all the data and information stored in your Samsung Note 8.
But here’s the good news, you don’t have to do a hard reset again if unlock your Galaxy Note 8 and there’s no need to be sad because your data and information won’t be deleted, too. Check out the 3 methods on how you can restore your password if your Note 8 gets locked out.
Unlock Samsung Galaxy Note 8 using Android Device Manager
Another method to reset the password on your Galaxy Note 8 is by using the “Lock” feature if your smartphone is registered on the Android Device Manager. The “Lock” feature on the Android Device Manager allows the user to reset or restore the password using any computer once it gets locked out.
- Using the computer, go to Android Device Manager
- Find your Galaxy Note 8 from the list
- Activate the “Lock & Erase” feature
- Follow the step-by-step process shown from the page to lock the smartphone
- Input the temporary password you set on your Note 8
- Create a new password again
We recommend the user to set a password that’s related to their personal information or something that you won’t really forget. Don’t use birthdays and other type that can easily be recognized by anyone from your identification card or social media account.
Unlock Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Using Samsung Find My Mobile
Another method is by using the feature called “Remote Control” on your Samsung Note 8. This only applies to models that are registered to Samsung since it allows the user the use the “Find My Mobile” feature, too. The “Remote Control” feature enables the Samsung Note 8 users to bypass the lock screen by resetting the password for a temporary time only. So if you’re still not registered with Samsung, do it as soon as possible just in case these issues occur. This would be a big help to help you resolve issues like this on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
- Register the Note 8 with Samsung
- Use the Find My Mobile service to temporary reset the password
- Bypass the lock screen using the new temporary password
- Set a new password
How To Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Finally, the most common fix to solve most of the issues that occur on smartphones particularly on the Galaxy Note 8 is by performing a factory reset. But before you do this, we recommend all the users to backup all the files and information so you’ll have no problem with getting all your data lost.
You have an option to backup or not depending on how important these files are to you. Just remember that after doing the factory reset, all of it will be lost and everything would go back to its default even for the settings. Backup your Samsung Note 8 by selecting the Settings app from the menu screen and tap on ‘Backup & Reset’. If you decide to backup your files, Samsung has an allowable 15GB space on the cloud from Google Drive.