How To Fix: Samsung Galaxy S10 Keeps Asking For Password

Posted: Aug 9 2019, 6:16am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 19 2019, 12:49am CDT, in How To

 

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Fix: Samsung Galaxy S10 Keeps Asking For Password

If your Samsung Galaxy S10 is acting up or asking for a password again and again, read these steps to fix the problem.

A lot of Samsung Galaxy S10 users report that they keep getting asked by their device for a password even though they didn’t set up any in the first place. This issue is becoming very common in AT&T devices. The issue usually starts coming after a software update. According to some reports Samsung has admitted that this is a broader issue and said that it’s working on it.

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S10 Keeps Asking For Password Problem

Samsung Support

The best way to fix Samsung Galaxy S10 asking for a password is to contact Samsung support. They will probably help you reflash the software update that caused the problem. In many cases, users were given a new device because the Samsung support was not able to bypass the password.

Reflash

You can also reflash your Samsung Galaxy S10 to bypass the password. Press and hold volume down button along with bixby + power buttons to get into download mode. Once you get into the download mode, connect your S10 with your computer and launch Odin, a firmware flashing software. Just follow the on-screen instructions to reflash your phone.

Default Password

Android security says that after a faulty software update, Samsung Galaxy S10 creates a randomly generated 128-bit master key and then hashes it with a default password. This default password is “default_password”.

Therefore, whenever Samsung Galaxy S10 asks you for a password, try entering the default password.

Hard Reset

Doing a hard factory reset is the only option to fix Samsung Galaxy S10 keeps asking for password problem when nothing else is working. Before proceeding, make sure to back up and save all your data on Cloud or some other device.

In order to factory reset your device, follow the steps below.

Launch settings

Open Backup and Reset

Touch Factory Data Reset option

Scroll down and select Reset.

If you have set any password on the device, you will be asked to enter it.

Tap Delete all.

Google Account Reset

There is another way to reset your phone which would reboot it from the Google account. When you are asked for a password, enter any password 15 times. This incorrect password repetition would result in the phone factory resetting itself. You will be able to reboot the phone anew with your Google account.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/26" rel="author">Fahad Saleem</a>
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