Every year, Samsung releases a number of devices alongside the next variants of its flagship series. However, it is not possible for users to get the latest devices. Still, a number of Samsung users are using one of it’s most successful device, Galaxy S7 Edge. Once the crown jewel, Galaxy S7 Edge had literally brought back the Korean manufacturer back in the game and helped it recover from the blunder. Galaxy S7 Edge was released back in the year 2016 and was the first device to feature Super AMOLED display with curves on both sides. Although it is one of the best devices when it comes to performance, yet there are instances when issues pop up. In this guide, we will take on one of these issues and show you the way to tackle Galaxy S7 Edge Locked Out of Phone.
If you are using Galaxy S7 Edge and have been locked out of your device without any reason, don’t fret. It is one of the common issues that has been reported by the Galaxy S7 Edge users. If you have tried setting up a new screen lock on the device but due to some reason couldn’t finish the procedure, chances are the issue popped as a result of your failed attempt to install the screen lock. One thing is certain, Galaxy S7 Edge Locked Out of Phone is an issue related to the software and there are a couple of back doors that you can use to get into your phone and remove the lock.
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In the fixes provided below, we will use the Find My Mobile service of Samsung and Android Device Manager to get into the device. Both the methods are quite easy to follow, and you can use either of them.
Use Find My Mobile to fix Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Locked Out of Phone
This method will work for those of you who have Samsung account on their devices.
- Use this link to Sign in to your Samsung account remotely.
- Use the credentials of your Samsung account to log in.
- Once logged in, look for the “Unlock my screen” on the left sidebar.
- Click on Unlock to remotely unlock your Galaxy S7 Edge.
- A message will pop up telling you the phone’s screen is unlocked.
Fix Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Locked Out of Phone using Android Device Manager
- First, navigate to Android Device Manager.
- Upon clicking the above link, you will be asked to log in using your Gmail ID and password.
- Log in using the Google/Gmail account that was running on your lost device.
- You will see a list of Android devices on the main interface of Android Manager service.
- Select your device, which is Galaxy S7 Edge in this case.
- Next, select Lock and proceed to next screen.
- In the next screen, enter a temporary password and click on Lock again.
- In case of success, you will see Lock and Erase buttons.
- Now on your Galaxy S7 Edge device, enter the temporary password that you created using the Android Device Manager service.
- That’s it.
In case you are still locked out of your Galaxy S7 Edge, the only thing you can do is to perform a factory reset.
Make sure to create a backup of your data as factory reset wipes everything in the internal storage.
How to Perform Factory Reset on Galaxy S7 Edge
- Turn Off your Galaxy S7 Edge.
- Now Press and Hold Power + Volume Up + Home keys at the same time until Android logo appears on the screen.
- When it does, let go of the keys.
- Here, use Volume Up/Down keys to navigate to the wipe data/factory reset option.
- Use the Power key to select the option.
- You will be asked to confirm. Again use Volume Up/Down keys to navigate and Power to select Yes- delete all user data.
- Then use the Power key to select Reboot system now.
If you have questions regarding the methods, let us know via comments.