The majority of you are wondering if it is possible to unlock a Samsung Tablet without losing any data.
Forgetting the password/PIN or patterns is a common phenomenon today, but luckily there is a way to bypass the lock screen without erasing the content on the Samsung tablet.
It is not easy as it sounds so we’ve prepared a step-by-step tutorial for you to follow in order to unlock your tablet without having to give up on any files within the storage.
Quick Answer : To unlock a Samsung tablet, we will use a personal computer (it does not matter if its OS is Windows or macOS) and a third-party Android unlock software.
The software that we are going to use in this tutorial supports more than 6000+ Android devices so your chances of unlocking your tablet even if it is not Samsung are quite big.
Steps to Unlocking a Samsung Tablet Without Losing Any Data
Unlocking a Samsung tablet is now more accessible than ever.
There is a lot of software that can get the job done but for our tutorial, we are going to use the dr. fone toolkit from Android.
On the Image below you can see how the interface of the software looks like so you can be prepaid upon installation.
Step 1: Preparation
Before you can begin with the process of unlocking you need to prepare everything that you will need in order to avoid complications later. You will need a USB cable (or USB type C), depending on your tablet power connector and a personal computer with network access.
Also ensure that your tablet has enough battery because several restarts will be necessary and even if it is connected to the PC.
Related : How to Charge a Tablet Battery Faster
We have found that the unlocking process might get interrupted in case of a very low battery.
Once you have prepared everything we can proceed with the next step.
Step 2: Download and Install Android Lock Removal
As we mentioned we are going to use dr. fone toolkit for Android, but you can pretty much download any lock screen removal software and it should get the job done. The only difference would be in the user interface, but the process is the same.
Step 3: Enable Download Mode on Your Samsung Tablet
It is imperative to enable Download Mode so you can transfer files from your persona computer to the tablet. Otherwise, Android will not allow any interaction between the tablet device and the PC. To enable Download Mode to follow the steps below:
- Power off the Samsung tablet device by holding the power button, then press Shut Down.
- Hold the Volume Down Button + Home Button + Power Button simultaneously for about 5 seconds until the device vibrates.
- At this point, you will be able to see a developer mode menu. Use the Volume Up Button to highlight Download Mode and press the Power Button to enable it. (It should be disabled by default).
Once ready hold the Power Button again to restart the device and boot it normally.
Step 4: Connect Your Samsung Tablet to Your PC
Use the USB cable to connect your tablet to your PC. You should hear a connecting sound from your PC which means it established a successful connection. To ensure that your tablet is connected properly, open “My Computer/This PC” to check if you can reach its internal storage drive.
If the connection is successful open the Lock Screen Removal software and clicks on the “Start” button.
Now your PC will start transferring the recovery package on your tablet and if your connection is good the download shall finish in several minutes.
Step 5: Recovering Your Locked Screen
Once the recovery package is downloaded on your tablet, the recovery starts. The program will now start removing the locked screen and you can know that it is ready once a “Check” image appears on your tablet screen. This recovery method does not hearth any data in the internal tablet storage so you don’t need to worry about anything.
Once ready simply restart your device by holding the Power Button and after starting it again the device should be password-free. Also on your computer screen, the lock screen removal software should display a message “Remove Password Completed”. At this point, you can close the software and enjoy your tablet.
Now when you know how to unlock a Samsung Tablet without losing any data you won’t have to worry about forgetting your password again.
If applied correctly the whole process takes up to 10 minutes and less.
If you, however, could not manage to unlock your tablet feel free to try with another lock screen removal software.
And if all else fails, the last resort is to contact a professional to unlock your tablet using far more complicated tools.