1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have my phone set up to use the fingerprint security to disable lockscreen, however, it also requires a backup lock so when the phone is turned off or battery dies you cannot use the fingerprint and must use the backup code.

    I created a pattern several months ago and never had to use because I always used my finderprints, but the phone recently died and now I cannot remember the pattern code I created. I know it used all 9 dots; it was a complicated pattern.

    I have a lot of unsaved pictures, messages, etc that I do not want to lose by doing a factory reset. Is there a way to bypass this code? A thirdparty way to get in?

    I do not have the phone registered on Samsung to get in that way; I only just recently learned this option exists because of this issue. Also the Google device manager doens't work because it will only reset a password, not a pattern code.

    Anything I can do besides just contantly guessing possible pattern variations once every hour as I have been?
    01-03-2017 08:19 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I'm afraid you're probably out of luck. It's too bad you didn't register with Samsung, because I think Find My Mobile would be the only option. Sorry!
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I'm afraid you're probably out of luck. It's too bad you didn't register with Samsung, because I think Find My Mobile would be the only option. Sorry!
    01-04-2017 01:31 AM

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