1. AC Question's Avatar
    In 2012/2013 I had a samsung phone (can't remember what type), but stopped using it and got a new phone, but yesterday I broke my phone and need to use my old samsung as a back up phone, but I can not remember which email I used for it (and I can't try the pattern password anymore), so I can't get into it. It also won't allow me to do a factory reset. Is there any way I can find out which email account was used for the phone?
    03-08-2016 02:53 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    If you enter the wrong password or PIN, does it prompt you to go to your Google account to reset your password/PIN?

    If that does not help, you might want to take your device to your carrier's store, along with a photo ID. They should be able to assist you.
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    03-08-2016 03:02 AM
  3. brettpolly's Avatar
    No it doesn't, it just tells me to login to my email account to be able to get into the phone. I have taken it in today, they didn't know how to get into it and just told me to try to figure out which email account I used, but I have checked every email account i have ever had and none have ever been used for a samsung phone
    03-08-2016 03:08 AM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    It might not be that none of your email accounts was ever used for a Samsung phone but that after a period of inactivity the phone was dropped from your account as having access.
    03-08-2016 07:21 AM

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