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Unlock Your Galaxy S4 Like a Pro: 3 Expert Tips and Tricks


Apr 22, 2024 • Filed to: Remove Screen Lock • Proven solutions

Android devices have become an important part of our daily life. From contacts to calendar and memos, you have everything in your Galaxy S4. All of our valuable moments and every bit of information are stored in our device. Sometimes we forget the password to unlock Galaxy S4. But there is the best way to get your Galaxy S4 unlocked and save your data. Don't worry when you face this situation because you can download Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (Android) or hard reset your phone if you want an unlocked Galaxy S4 back. Take a look at the steps on how to unlock Galaxy S4.

How to Unlock Galaxy S4 by Dr.Fone

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How to Unlock Galaxy S4 by Dr.Fone

Before all the steps, you are supposed to download Dr.Fone in advance.

Step 1. Start Dr.Fone and choose "Screen Unlock" from the software main window.

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With the above option, you can easily remove the password of pattern lock, PIN and fingerprint to unlock Galaxy S4. You can connect your device and choose "Start" to get started for unlocked Galaxy S4.

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Step 2. Enter Download Mode

  • 1. Turn off the phone
  • 2. Hold Home Button + Volume Down + Power Button together
  • 3. Press volume up and get into the download mode

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Step 3. After entering the Download Mode, it will download the recovery package. All you need to wait for it until it's complete.

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Step 4. Once downloading of recovery package is done, you can start the process of getting your Galaxy S4 unlocked. It lets you access your device without entering the password and see all the data without any limits. It is a safe and efficient way to get your device recovered.

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How to Unlock Galaxy S4 with Android Device Manager

This method works for most Android devices, but the premise is that we have enabled Android Device Manager on the phone. Follow the simple steps below to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Step 1: Go to www.google.com/android/devicemanager and enter your google account credentials to log in.

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Step 2: Connect your phone to the computer via USB cable. Usually, the service will recognize your phone automatically. If it does not, refresh the webpage a few times.

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Step 3: There are three options: Ring, Lock, Erase. Click on Lock option in between. Then it will pop up a new window for you to enter a new password to lock the phone.

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Step 4: After the new password takes effect, you can now use the new password to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S4.

How to Unlock Galaxy S4 by Hard Reset

When to Reset Android Devices?

There are different consequences because of which it becomes very important to reset your Android device. Here are some of these reasons

  • • When you forget the pattern or password and you want to get your Galaxy S4 unlocked.
  • • Your child playing with your phone and entered the wrong password many times made the device inaccessible and locked and you want to unlock Galaxy S4.
  • • If your device not responding well or is unresponsive.
  • • If the touch screen is not responsive and keeping you to get unlocked Galaxy S4.

Backup Your Device Before You Reset It

When you reset your Android device, it will probably cause significant loss of data, though not complete. So, it is wise to back up the device before you try to do any reset. You need to consider precaution if something goes wrong and the way to get the lost data back. Therefore, you should use Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (Android) to unlock Galaxy S4 and to backup your device.

Steps to Hard Reset Android Phone without Password

These are the very easy and simple steps to reset your device if you forgot your phone pattern or password. If you enter the wrong pattern for around 5 times, the device will usually ask to wait for 30 seconds before trying again. You can do it if you have just forgotten the pattern if you lost the password.

  • • Keep entering the unlock password or pattern until it shows "Forgot Password or Forgot Pattern" option at the bottom right corner of your screen
  • • Choose the "Forgot Password" option and you will have to enter the information of your Google account. Enter email ID to activate your device. Now it will allow you to change the pattern
  • • Next up, you have to go to Settings on the device and choose "Backup & Reset"
  • • On Factory Reset option, you have to confirm and allow it to reset your device

Now you can factory reset your Android device even after losing the password or forgetting the pattern. Be sure to backup data because the factory reset causes significant loss of data.

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