Samsung Galaxy S7/S8/S9/S10 Forgot Pattern/Password/Pin? Unlock Now!

Hi WipeLock, I forgot the pattern lock on my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Is there any way I can use to get into it without password?

Forgot the pattern lock to unlock your Samsung phones? Don’t worry, here I’ll show you 6 ways for Android lock screen removal. These methods will work for passcode, PIN, fingerprint and pattern lock. For each way, I’ll list the cons and pros so that you can make your decision correctly.

5 Ways to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S7/S8/S9/S10 When Forgot Pattern/Password/PIN

Samsung makes it more difficult for people to brick into the phone than before, but you can still bypass the lock screen, here are the first method to do this:

Method 1. Use Find My Mobile on Galaxy Samsung S7/S8/S9/S10

The first method is to use the “Find My Mobile”, a feature that was built by Samsung to remotely manage phones (lock, erase, unlock, etc.) just as the Find My iPhone of Apple.

You can use this feature to get into your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge remotely. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Visit https://findmymobile.samsung.com/ from your computer or mobile device with Internet access.

Step 2. Click on SIGN IN and enter your Samsung account and password to proceed.

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Step 3. Click on More and find the UNLOCK MY DEVICE option. Click on it.

Step 4. Enter your Samsung account password and click on UNLOCK to confirm. All the lock screen information (PIN, password, pattern, fingerprint, irises) will be deleted.

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Pros:

Cons

  • A Samsung account must be set up on your device.
  • Your Samsung phone must be online (can access Internet).

Method 2. Factory Reset Your Galaxy Samsung S7/S8/S9/S10 in Recovery Mode

Performing a factory reset is always a good option when your device cannot work normally. If you forgot pattern on your S7/S7 edge/S8/S9, you can try this method.

Step 1. Boot Your Device Into Recovery Mode

  • First, you need to turn off or restart your phone. (only in these ways, can your phone be put into Recovery mode).
  • Boot your device into Recovery Mode: Hold the Volume up, Bixby and Power buttons at the same time, and keep holding until you see the Samsung logo.

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Step 2. Select Wipe data/factory reset

  • The screen should be blue, after 15 seconds, you should see the Android Recovery Menu. Press the Volume down button to locate the “Wipe data/factory reset” option. It will note you that you may need to offer your Google account info associated with this phone to be able to use this device again after resetting.
  • Select it using the Power button.

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Step 3. Start Factory Resetting

  • In the next interface, it will ask you to confirm this operation by selecting Yes. After several seconds, your phone will be reset.
  • Once the factory reset is complete, set it up as a new phone. You’ll find the pattern lock is gone.

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Pros

  • No Internet required
  • Support all Samsung phones
  • No need to root your device

Cons

  • All the data will be erased, you will lose everything if you haven’t backed up before

Method 3. Unlock with ADM

ADM (Android Device Manager) is a feature designed by Google. Which is nearly the same as Find My Mobile of Samsung. It can help you locate and remote wipe your lost or stolen phone. Besides, ADM is available with a feature that enables you to unlock your phone as well.

Here are the steps to bypass lock screen on Samsung Galaxy S7 if you forgot pattern:

Step 1: Login to Android Device Manager

Step 2: Select Your Locked Phone

  • Select your locked Samsung Galaxy S7 (which your forgot the pattern, password or PIN) from the list of your android devices.
  • Then click on the “Lock” option.

Step 3: Set a Temporary Password

  • Enter the Pin (only numbers) twice and click on “Lock”
  • Optionally, you can set a message or a phone number to be displayed on the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S7 (This is a feature that always used when you lost your phone).

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Step 4. Start Unlock

  • Wait for several seconds, there will be a new lock screen displayed on your phone.
  • Enter the temporary password to unlock your phone.

Step 5: Disable the Temporary Password

  • Open your phone and go to Settings > Security > Screen Lock > Lock Screen Settings.
  • Now, you are good to go and disable the temporarily password and set your new password or pattern.

Pros

  • Unlock your Samsung Galaxy S7 without losing data
  • Support all devices running with Android 4.0 and above
  • No need to root your device

Cons

  • You need to make sure that you have enabled the Android Device Manager on your phone before you forgot the password or pattern
  • Your android phone must be connected to the internet
  • A lot of users unlock failed with an error message

Method 4. Forgot Samsung Galaxy S7 Pattern? Unlock with Software

Although the above unlock methods can be really good, it might not be as easy to use for some users as the methods have their own downsides. If you cannot unlock your device with the above method, you can try an android lock screen removal software.

I’ll recommend you to choose dr.fone – Unlock (Android), this is a toolkit which can not only unlock your device, but also manage all your personal files smartly.

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Here are the steps to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S7 when your forgot pattern:

Step 1. First, you need to download and install this software:

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Step 2. Select Unlock at the toolkit and click on Start to proceed.

Step 3. Then, choose Samsung Galaxy S7 on the next interface, and click on Next button.

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Step 4. Boot your device into Download mode by following the instructions and click on Start. It will download the recovery package to your computer.

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Step 5. After the download process, it will start unlocking your phone, just patiently wait until you see “Remove password completed.”

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Pros

  • Unlock your Samsung phone without losing data
  • Fully compatible with Samsung Galaxy S/Note/Tab series and LG phones
  • Remove any types of lock, including password, pattern, PIN, Fingerprint, etc.
  • No need to root your device
  • Perfect for devices that cannot access to Internet

Cons

  • This software only compatible with Windows computers
  • It can only unlock Samsung and LG phones now

Method 5. Unlock Samsung Galaxy S7 with ADB

The last methods to bypass the lock screen on your Samsung Galaxy S7 would be using ADB (Android Debug Bridge). I don’t recommend this method if you’re not an advanced users.

I’ll introduce the process briefly, there are two parts for this method:

  • Install ADB
  • Use the ADB command to bypass the lock screen.

To install ADB, you can refer to this.

To unlock your phone with ADB command, refer to this.

Pro

  • Well, let me see… It’s free!

Cons

  • You have to enable USB Debugging previously before you forgot Samsung Galaxy S7 password
  • Can not 100% guarantee that it will definitely work, you need to root your phone to increase the success rate of unlock
  • It doesn’t work when encryption is enabled on phone
  • More complicated than other methods, it’s even too difficult for people to install the ADB (you may encounter a lot of error code)
  • The ADB package may contain virus when you download it from a informal website

That’s all about bypassing Samsung Galaxy S7 lock screen when you forgot password, pattern, PIN, etc. If you have any questions, feel free to leave your comments.

About Author

Darren has been passionate about ios devices ever since he got his first iPhone since 2013, while he was still a student in junior high school. He currently uses an iPhone 11 and iPad Pro, and he’s become the go-to guy for many of his friends who have mobile device unlocking-related problems.

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