How to Reset a Samsung Phone That is Locked

Going to do a factory reset but the screen password is unavailable? Lighten up! This quick guide can help you out with three easy ways to reset a Samsung phone that is locked. Read on to learn how to reset your phone without password.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Oct. 18, 2022
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DroidKit – Factory Reset Samsung without Password

If you want to factory reset a locked Samsung, or won’t turn off to enter recovery mode, DroidKit will help you. It can reset your phone without a password, PIN, pattern, etc. Supports Samsung phones & tablets.

Factory resetting a phone helps you to clear data & settings, fix system glitches, reset a locked phone, etc. So, there are multiple reasons why you want to factory reset a Samsung phone: Get a second-hand phone and want to wipe off all the previous data, have troubles with apps crashing, Samsung frozen screen, or other system issues, and need to make a fresh start.

Performing a factory reset on an Android phone is always easy, but what if you were locked out of the phone by a screen password, PIN, or pattern? This article will show you how to reset the Samsung phone when it is locked or force Samsung to factory reset.

A Factory Data Reset will reset all personal data and settings. Confirm you’ve backed up your Android Samsung. Or, you need to search for ways to recover data after a factory reset.

Hard Reset a Locked Samsung Phone with Buttons

Using Android Recovery mode is the first easy way you can adopt to reset the phone. A strong Wi-Fi network or mobile data is preferred, or recovery mode may not work normally. To reset a locked Samsung via recovery mode:

Step 1. Turn Off your Samsung Phone

Turn off your phone then press and hold the Volume Up (the top button on the left-hand side), Power (on the right side), and Home/Bixby buttons (at the bottom in the middle) simultaneously. Wait for the OS to run.

Reset Samsung via Recovery Mode

Turn Off Samsung Phone

Step 2. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset

From the Installing System Update screen, use the Volume Up/Down button to move and the power button to select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option.

Wipe Data and Factory Reset your Device

Choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset

Step 3. Confirm Factory Resetting

Select YES to delete all user data then wait for a few minutes to complete the factory data reset process. Reboot the device and then you can go on the setup process if needed.

If you can’t switch your phone off in Step 1, leave the battery to run down and charge it back up first.

If the recovery screen doesn’t display, first try to keep pressing and holding the Home and Volume Up button until the recovery screen appears.

Factory Reset Samsung That is Locked won’t Turn Off

If your Samsung phone is locked and won’t turn off to enter recovery mode, you may not perform a wipe data/factory reset. Then you can use DroidKit – a complete Android solution, which provides you with an Android lock screen removal tool. No matter whether your Samsung phone is locked by a numeric password/PIN/pattern/fingerprint, or Samsung won’t accept your password, you can reset your Samsung and remove the lock screen.

What you need to do is simply connect your phone to the computer and click the buttons. First check how can DroidKit help you:

How Do you Bypass the Lock Screen on a Samsung?

  • DroidKit enables you to unlock any type of screen lock, including a password, PIN, pattern, fingerprint, face ID, etc.
  • It works perfectly on Samsung phones & tablets, and any other Android models like Motorola, Sony, etc.
  • Requires no skills, technical knowledge, and no root on the device. You can perform by yourself and on your own computer.
  • What’s more, as a complete Android solution, DroidKit helps you to unlock Samsung FRP without Google Account.

Steps to Factory Reset Samsung without Password:

Step 1. Free download DroidKit on your computer. Launch it and tap on Screen Unlocker.

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Select Screen Unlocker Mode

Select Screen Unlocker Mode

Step 2. Connect your locked Samsung and click the Start button.

Connect Your Android Phone

Connect Your Android Phone

Step 3. After the connection, DroidKit will prepare the configuration file for you. Once finished, tap on Remove Now button to continue.

Click on Remove Now

Click on Remove Now

Step 4. In this interface, select the device brand you need to unlock and continue the process.

Confirm your Device Brand and Continue

Confirm your Device Brand and Continue

Step 5. Follow the on-screen instructions and continue. If your phone is locked without a home button, there is also a solution.

Finish Settings on Samsung

Finish Settings on Samsung

Step 6. Wait for the unlocking process to be completed, you will get the Screen Lock Removal Completed page. And, your phone is reset to factory resetting.

Lock Screen Removal Completed

Lock Screen Removal Completed

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Factory Reset a Samsung Phone That is Locked with ADM

Android Device Manager (ADM) is a security feature that allows you to locate, change the lock screen and remotely erase the Android device. If you have enabled Android Device Manager with your Google account on the locked phone before, then you can factory reset it breezily.

Step 1. Log in to https://google.com/android/devicemanager with the Google Account used on the locked phone before.

Step 2. On the Android Device Manager page select your device > Tap Lock > Enter a temporary password > Click on Lock again.

Step 3. Enter the temporary password again > Go back to the Lock Screen Settings > Disable the temporary password.

Step 4. Choose the Erase option to restore to factory settings.

Reset a Samsung Phone when Locked – Samsung Find My Mobile

The above methods generally suit all Android models, including Samsung phones. And, Samsung users can also reset a locked phone with Samsung Find My Mobile:

Step 1. Go to Samsung Find My Mobile and sign in with your Samsung account.

Step 2. Then you can view your Samsung phone information. Tap on Erase Data.

Erase Data on Samsung Remotely

Erase Data on Samsung Remotely

Samsung Phone Locked after Factory Reset?

If you factory reset your phone but it’s still locked, it is probably locked by FRP (factory reset protection). Why? Screen locks can be reset by factory reset. FRP lock will be activated by factory reset, which means your phone is a Google-locked phone. There are some ways that you can try to bypass FRP, and DroidKit also allows you to remove FRP. You can download it and bypass a Samsung phone (the latest Android 11/12 supported) locked by a Google account.

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* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to reset a Samsung phone that is locked. With all the methods above, you should have no problem resetting your phone without a password. By the way, DroidKit can be a good helper for you to remove any other screen locks, and you can explore more functions from it. Just download it to have a try.

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Senior writer of the iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android-related issues.

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