Samsung smartphone comes with a variety of screen locking methods, providing users with more control over the security of their devices and data. You can lock your phone using a fingerprint, a passcode, a pattern, or a face recognition method.
You can use screen lock three methods at a single time including face recognition, and fingerprint recognition, and you will have to choose between a passcode or a pattern. It’s fine that you are using all three methods so when one doesn’t work you can go for another.
What if you are using a single method such as a passcode or a pattern and forgot your password at some time? This could be a case when you have just changed your password and forgot it the next day. Or maybe you have started using a new phone and forgot the old phone’s password but now you need it to be unlocked.
Fortunately, you can unlock your Samsung smartphone when you forgot the password. Below I’ve mentioned two ways that will let your open your phone.
Unlock Samsung phone when forgot password
Unlock remotely using Find My Device
- Go to the Find My Device site on your PC or tablet’s Internet browser.
- Click on the Sign in button and input the login credentials of your Samsung account.
- Tap the Sign in button once more.
- The mobile device registered under your Samsung account will appear on the right side of the screen.
- If you have multiple devices registered under the same Samsung account, make sure you select the device that needs to be remotely unlocked.
- Click on the Unlock icon to unlock your device.
- Once you click on Unlock, a pop-up window will appear asking to verify the password of your Samsung account.
- After you input your password, click on the Next button.
- The pop-up window will automatically close and another pop-up window will appear with the result of remotely unlocking your device.
To use this method:
- Your phone must be turned on.
- The device should be connected to WiFi or Mobile data.
- Your Samsung account must be registered on your mobile device and have the Remote unlock option enabled.
Factory Reset through Find My Device
A factory reset restores your phone to its original factory settings, erasing all your data in the process. Perform this method if you have a backup on your device or if you are ready to lose all your saved data.
- Go to Find my device and sign in to your Google Account.
- If you have more than one phone, click the phone for which a factory reset is required.
- If your phone has more than one user profile, sign in with a Google Account that’s on the main profile.
- The phone gets a notification.
- Select Erase Device and click on Erase once a pop-up warning appears.
- The factory reset process will be started on your device.
- After completion, you will get a new option to unlock your device ‘Use my Google Account Instead‘.
- Log in with your Google account (which was previously registered on device) to start afresh.
How to check battery health of your Galaxy Watch via Samsung Members app (Self-diagnose)
Samsung has recently updated the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 lineups with January 2023 version. In addition to the latest patch, the Galaxy Watch firmware included two new features including the phone’s camera zoom control and self-diagnose via Samsung Members.
First, make sure your Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 5 is running the latest firmware version and apps including Samsung Members and Galaxy Wearable are also updated to the most up-to-date version. Once done, you will be able to diagnose the Galaxy Watch through the Samsung Members app.
If your Galaxy wearable is connected to the Galaxy phone, you will be able to access the self-diagnosis feature. On the latest release, the Connected Device Diagnosis menu has been added inside the Help tab at the bottom of the Samsung Members app.
As soon as you access the new menu, the Galaxy Watch (or Buds) connected to your phone will be displayed, allowing you to begin the diagnosis process. For the first time, the diagnostic software will be installed for the device and you can proceed ahead post-installation.
There are plenty of self-diagnose options available for Galaxy Watch users including battery status, device restart status, official software, check for updates, sensor, WiFi, location accuracy, touchscreen, mic, button, speaker, vibration, wireless charging, wear detection and alarm.
You can check the operation test by clicking on the list one by one. Some functions make sounds for testing or require permission, which can be authorized through the Watch. If you look at the list of diagnostics you have completed, they will all show up as normal diagnostics.
Using the self-diagnosis feature, you can identify the cause of the problem happening on your device as soon as it emerges. For your information, there are 6 options available for the self-diagnosis of the Galaxy Buds 2 in the Members application.
Here’s how to block promotional ads on Samsung phones
Samsung smartphones come with a lot of features and services but Ads and pop-up banners appearing on your Galaxy phone can ruin your entire One UI experience. So the best way is to block ads from Samsung phones.
When you download new applications, some of them start to push pop-up ads to your phone. These ads popping up randomly on your home screen, lock screen, or while apps are running can be very annoying and disruptive.
Keep reading to know how you can block ads these annoying system ads from Samsung phones.
How to block personalized ads:
The best way to avoid ads on your Samsung Galaxy phone is to stop them before they start. To do so, head over to your phone’s “Settings” and visit the “Samsung Account” section and then its “Security and privacy” area.
At the last of this page, you will see a “Customization Service” option, tap on it in and then mark right on the “Use Customization Service” toggle. Finally, tap the “Agree” button and turn off the customization service.
For your information, the ‘Use Customization Service’ feature will enable personalized promotions on Samsung apps. This will not completely disable the ads but will prevent them from being personalized with your data. Also, it will reduce the number of ads on your Samsung device.
How to stop ads altogether:
Unfortunately, you probably can’t. However, you can reduce them as much as possible by following the steps:
Identify the app that is sending the pop up
In order to show ads, the app must be activated on your device. Open the “Google Play store” to see which apps were recently active. Now click on the line icon, go to Manage apps & device >> Installed >> Last used.
This should help you narrow it down, especially if it shows an app you haven’t used recently. Select one of the “recently used apps” and “uninstall” them until the pop-up ads stop.
Block ads via Google Chrome
Go to the “Google Chrome” app and tap on the 3 dots icon. Now select “Settings”, scroll down the page and select “Site Settings”. Next, tap on “Pop-ups and redirects”. Make sure this setting is turned off. Finally, select “Ads” and make sure this is turned off as well.
Block ads via Samsung Internet
Head over to the “Samsung Internet” app and visit the “More” menu. Select “Settings” and then “Sites and download”. Now toggle on “Block pop-ups”. Head back to the “Samsung Internet” menu and select “Ad Blockers”. Download a suggested ad blocker.
Here’s how you can use Separate app sound on your Samsung phone
We often use more than one audio application on our phone, for example, watching a YouTube video, Tik Tok, Instagram, or others during an ongoing call. To manage more than one application sound, Samsung smartphones offer a Separate app sound feature on Galaxy devices.
Separate app sound allows your Galaxy phone to shift the media sound from desired apps to external devices while keeping other sounds coming from the mobile device’s built-in speaker. It can be very handy when you want to play the sounds of two different applications on your phone.
How to enable and use Separate app sound on Samsung:
To enable the Separate app sound feature on your Galaxy One UI 5.0 phone, you first need to enter the system “Settings”. Now enter the “Sound and vibration” section, scroll down, and at last, you will see the “Separate app sound” option.
Just tap on that option and turn the toggle on in front of the “Turn on now” option. This section also lets you manage the related function on your Galaxy phone. You can enter the “App” section and select the apps you want to play on a different audio device. If the desired application is not on the list, you can click on the “Add apps” option.
Next, there’s an “Audio device” option. When you tap on it, you can select the audio device you want to use for the apps you selected. These include:
- Bluetooth devices
When you select “Phone”, you will be able to hear different sounds from the applications normally and you choose “Bluetooth devices”, your phone will offer you separate sounds when your phone is connected to a hearable Bluetooth device.