How To Fix Forgotten Password, Pattern, or PIN on Samsung Galaxy S23

Forgetting the password, pattern, or PIN on your Samsung Galaxy S23 can be a frustrating experience. However, there are several methods to regain access to your device without compromising its security.

Let’s discuss multiple methods that can help you bypass the screen lock and get back up and running.

Method 1: Using Find My Mobile

Samsung’s Find My Mobile service is a convenient way to unlock your Galaxy S23 if you have forgotten your password, pattern, or PIN. Follow these steps to use this method:


  • A Samsung account connected to the device
  • Access to another device with internet connectivity (PC or smartphone)


  1. Visit the Find My Mobile website at and sign in using your Samsung account credentials.
  2. Locate your Galaxy S23 on the map displayed on the screen.
  3. On the left panel, click “Unlock”.
  4. Confirm by clicking “Unlock” again.
  5. The website will remotely send an unlock command to your Galaxy S23, which should remove any existing screen lock.

Method 2: Factory Reset through Recovery Mode

A factory reset via Recovery Mode will erase all user data from your device but also allow you to bypass the forgotten password, pattern, or PIN. Be advised that this method should only be considered if you are willing to lose your existing data.


  • USB Type-C cable
  • A computer (PC, Mac, or laptop)


  1. Power off your Galaxy S23 by pressing and holding the power button and volume down button simultaneously until the screen turns off.
  2. Connect one end of the USB Type-C cable to your device and the other end to your computer.
  3. Press and hold the power button and volume up button simultaneously until you see the Samsung Galaxy S23 logo on the screen.
  4. Release both buttons once you enter Recovery Mode.
  5. Use the volume keys to navigate the menu and highlight “Wipe data/factory reset.” Press the power button to confirm.
  6. On the confirmation screen, use the volume keys to highlight “Factory data reset” and press the power button again to confirm.
  7. Once you see “Data wipe complete,” highlight “Reboot system now” using the volume keys and press power to reboot your Galaxy S23.
  8. Set up your device from scratch after it reboots.

Method 3: Using Google’s Find My Device

If you had a connected Google account on your Galaxy S23, you could also try performing a remote factory reset via Google’s Find My Device.

This is a factory reset and will erase all user data.


  • Access to another device with internet connectivity (PC or smartphone)


  1. Visit Google’s Find My Device website at and sign in using the Google account credentials connected to your Galaxy S23.
  2. Click on your device name from the list of devices displayed on-screen.
  3. Click “Erase Device.”
  4. Follow instructions provided by Google to successfully perform a remote factory reset.

Important Notes Before Proceeding

  1. Performing any Factory Reset method will erase all user data from your device. Consider backing up your data if possible.
  2. After successfully performing a factory reset, you may still need to provide the connected Google or Samsung account credentials to configure and access your device again.
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