1. AC Question's Avatar
    My Galaxy S4 decided to password protect itself... no idea why. I usually use the Lock Screen pattern, when I screw that up enough it prompts me for a PIN. I guess that's what happened, but after I got in one after doing that, I didn't reset my PIN or pattern, so now it's asking me for a password to get into the phone.

    I've tried using Android Device Manager to send the phone a new password... it doesn't work. When I send an integer only password the phone prompts for a PIN, but it doesn't accept the PIN I send, and when I send it a alphanumeric password, it prompts for a password, but doesn't' accept that either. Clearly the phone is acknowledging the receipt of new protocol.... but it's not adhering to the new directions.

    Anyone know how get around this? Or another method that doesn't require me destroying all of my data? Or a way for me to retrieve my data without having to manually select "Use as Media Device" (can't do this since I can't access the drop down menu).
    01-16-2015 02:22 PM
  2. Salos1's Avatar
    01-16-2015 04:15 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Bring the phone into your carrier - thy can unlock it for you. (We don't discuss methods of unlocking lock screens here for certain reasons that I'll let people who get paid more than I do explain if they want to.)
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    01-16-2015 05:10 PM
  4. Salos1's Avatar
    I was told by my carrier (via phone) that they cannot unlock it in the store, and preserve my data. I understand it's quite simple to unlock it, but I need my data.
    01-16-2015 05:55 PM

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