How to Recover Your PIN or Password on the Samsung Galaxy J7

How to Recover Your PIN or Password on the Samsung Galaxy J7

So, you’ve set a password or PIN on your smartphone for security. Smart move! It’s an effective way to keep your important data safe from thieves or nosy people who stumble upon your lost phone.

In this day and age, our phones hold sensitive information, and we even use them for payment. We definitely don’t want someone accessing all that valuable data or stealing our identity if our phone falls into the wrong hands.

Passwords, PINs, and Swipe Patterns provide that crucial layer of security for your Samsung Galaxy J7. This means that casual thieves or strangers don’t stand a chance at accessing your personal information.

Unfortunately, this security measure can backfire if you forget your password or PIN. Without it, your phone becomes nothing more than a fancy paperweight, with only emergency call functionality.

Rest assured, recovering a passcode on a Samsung Galaxy phone is not impossible. We’re here to guide you through the process and help you regain access to your phone without losing all your data. While there are times when a factory reset is the only solution, we’ll provide you with a few options to try first.

Samsung J7 Reset Password With Samsung Find My Mobile

Gladly, Samsung’s Find My Mobile feature comes to our rescue. If successful, you can unlock your phone without losing any data, except for your stored passcodes and fingerprints. Don’t worry, though; setting them up again is a breeze through your phone’s settings.

Before we dive in, make sure your phone meets the following requirements:

  • Your phone must be turned on and connected to the internet (either through wifi or cellular data).
  • You need to have set up a Samsung account on your phone.
  • Ensure that Find My Mobile is turned on. You can find this option by going to ‘Settings’ → ‘Biometrics & Security’.
  • You must have your Samsung login credentials handy (email and password).

If you’re unsure whether you’ve set up a Samsung account, check your emails. A search for ‘Samsung’ may reveal the login information you need to proceed (trust me, this method is way better than trying to remember your screen lock code).

If you meet the criteria mentioned above, we can now move on to unlocking your pin-protected device.

  1. To start, open up your favorite web browser and visit the Samsung Find My Mobile website.
  2. In the middle of the page, you’ll see a button that says ‘Sign In’. Just click on that and enter your login information.
  3. Once you’re logged in, take a look at the left-hand side of the screen and find your Samsung Galaxy J7. It should be listed there.
  4. Now, on the right-hand side of the screen, you’ll see a button that says ‘Unlock’. Give that a click.
  5. At this point, you’ll need to confirm your selection. So go ahead and choose ‘Unlock’ once again. This will reset your password and allow you to regain access to your phone.

Once you’ve successfully unlocked your phone, you’re ready to set a new password or swipe pattern. If you never created a Samsung account on your locked device, you’ll have to follow the steps to restore your phone to its original settings. Unfortunately, this will erase all of your data. But don’t worry, there are ways to recover your most important information, and I’ll explain how shortly.

Resetting Samsung J7 Using Google Find My Device

Similar to the Samsung Find My Mobile option, using Google to reset your device is probably easier for most people.

In order to reset your device using this method, you’ll need to meet a few requirements:

  • Your phone must be turned on and connected to either wifi or cellular data
  • You must have your Google account information

If you have all of that, let’s move on and perform the factory reset:

  1. Head over to the Android Device Manager on your computer.
  2. Log in with your Google account.
  3. Locate your J7 on the screen.
  4. Find the ‘Erase Device’ option on the left side of your screen.
  5. Follow the instructions to reset your device.

Your phone will go through a series of steps and then turn back on at the ‘Setup’ menu. You’ll need to go through the setup process again. This is a good time to create a Samsung Account, which we talked about earlier.

Recovering Lost Data

During the setup, sign in to all your accounts. Your Gmail login should bring back your contacts, while Google Photos and Google Drive will restore most of your other data. You can use the ‘My apps & games’ section in the Google Play Store to reinstall any apps you need.

Resetting Password on Samsung J7 with Factory Reset

This is the final option to remove your forgotten screen lock code. The great thing is that all you need is your phone. No cellular data, Wi-Fi, or passwords are required for this reset (but there’s a note, so keep reading!).

Note: Take a look at the screenshot above and notice the ‘Erase Device’ disclaimer. It mentions that erasing your device “may require sign-in”. Android devices have a nifty feature called “Activation Lock”.

If you’re trying this method because you can’t remember your Google password, there’s something you should know. After doing a factory reset, you might not be able to use your phone anymore. It depends on how you set up your phone when you first got it. You’ll have to enter your original Google account information to regain access.

Now, let’s talk about the factory reset using a combination of buttons. This one might take a few tries because of the way Galaxy phones power down. See, you’re locked out and can’t power down your phone without the pin code. It can be frustrating, but be patient and keep trying.

There is another method that actually works, but there’s a catch. If you don’t have a backup of your phone, you’ll lose all your data and files.

Here are the steps for the factory reset:

1. Turn off your Galaxy J7.

2. Press and hold the Volume up button, the Home button, and the Power button at the same time until you see the Android icon.

3. Use the Volume down button to scroll to the “wipe data/factory reset” option, and then press the Power button to select it.

4. Use the Volume down button to scroll and highlight “Yes – delete all user data,” and then press the Power button to select it.

5. When the J7 restarts, everything will be wiped and you’ll need to set it up again.

Hey there! Want to know a different way to reset your Samsung J7? Before you go ahead with it, though, make sure you’ve backed up all your files and info. We don’t want you losing any precious data!

Got any questions? We’ve got you covered.

Can I use the Android Device Manager to unlock my phone?

Once upon a time, the Android Device Manager could unlock your phone with a snap. But Things have changed, my friend. As of our latest tests in December 2020, you can only do a factory reset through it. No option to unlock without deleting everything.

Is there a way to unlock my phone without losing my data?

Sadly, there’s no magic trick to unlock your phone without doing a factory reset, apart from the Samsung Mobile method we mentioned earlier. But hey, all hope is not lost! There are plenty of backup options out there to get your data back once you’re in action again.

From Google Photos to Samsung Cloud and good ol’ Google Drive, if you remember your username and password, you’ll be able to recover your precious data. So hang in there!

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