Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner – Forgotten Your Alternative Password?

It occurred to me that I had no idea what ‘alternative password’ I’d assigned the fingerprint scanner should I lose my remembered fingers or if the scanner broke.  Even though I could still get into the phone (I still have said fingers, and the scanner still works) I couldn’t change the password.

Then I discovered that by deleting all of the saved fingerprints, and re-scanning them,  you get a chance to enter a new password.  Now I have a brand new one to forget.

Of course, to use this trick you have to get into the phone first – so if you have lost your digits, you’re probably out of luck.

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