Fixed: Why Does Your Samsung Phone Keep Asking For Password?  

If you own a Samsung phone and are struggling with constant password requests, we’ve got a solution for you. Even if you’ve never set a password on your phone, you can still get into it!

If your Samsung device keeps asking for a password even though you haven’t set one, it’s likely because of a post-update bug. You can work around the lock screen by inputting the default password and fixing the problem in your settings. If the problem persists, you can unlock your phone using the Find My Phone app.

Let’s take a closer look at why your Samsung phone keeps asking for a password and how to fix the issue. This way, you stop getting locked out of your personal device.

Why is Your Samsung Phone Asking for a Password?

The only reason why your phone should ask for a password is if you set one during the initial setup process. If you didn’t set a password, you should be able to unlock your phone without any additional information.

Yet, many Samsung owners report having to input a password even though they never set one.

If this sounds like you, your phone has likely undergone a recent update. Sometimes, when Samsung phones update, they run into a small error that requires the phone owner to input a password.

If you never set a password, though, you likely won’t know what to type.

Alternatively, if you haven’t used your phone for a few days, it may ask for a password the next time you go to use it. This feature is pretty new but you can turn it off by deactivating the Smart Lock function in your settings.

We will give more information on how to do so below.

What is the Default Password for Samsung Phones?

If your phone is asking for a password, but you’ve never set one, you’ll have to use one of the default passwords to access your settings. Depending on the model of your phone, it should unlock using one of the following passwords:

  • default_password
  • by_default
  • default

If none of these options work, you can try unlocking your phone using the Samsung Find My Mobile app.

You’ll have to use a friend’s device, but once the app is downloaded, you can locate your phone and access it remotely. Once in, you can then change the settings by yourself.

Can You Bypass a Samsung Phone’s Password?

If you have access to your Samsung account, you can bypass your phone’s password screen by using Samsung’s Find My Mobile service. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Using a laptop or another device, go to
  2. Log into your account using your registered email and password.
  3. Select which device you want to locate.
  4. Once the software has located your device, click the “Unlock” option to regain control of your phone.
  5. Disable the password in your phone’s settings.

If you do not know the email or password associated with your Samsung account, you can contact their customer support team for more information.

There is also an account look-up option on the website, but you’ll have to provide personal information to access the account details.

How to Disable the Password on a Samsung Phone

If you’re tired of putting a password into your Samsung phone, you can disable the function by changing your device’s settings.

We recommend using a password for safety’s sake, but if you’re determined to get rid of it, follow these quick steps to change your phone’s security settings.

  1. After unlocking your phone, go into the Settings app.
  2. Tap Lock Screen to access options related to security.
  3. Tap Screen Lock and enter your current password or PIN. If you have not set a password or PIN, use one of the default passwords shared above.
  4. Select your preferred screen lock. You can choose from a swipe, pattern, PIN, password, or none.
  5. If you set a new password or PIN, you’ll have to input and confirm your choice before your phone finalizes the decision.
  6. Tap Done to finish the process.

If you no longer wish to type out a full password, a PIN is a smart way to simplify the process while still protecting your information.

If you’ve enabled encryption technology on your device, you may also be required to set a password, regardless of your settings.

Final Thoughts

If your Samsung phone suddenly asks for a password, but you’ve never set one, don’t worry. It’s likely the result of an error during an update.

You can access your phone by inputting one of the default passwords or by bypassing the lock screen using Samsung’s Find My Mobile app.

Once into your phone, you can then change the settings back to how you like them.

I’ve been working with technology in one way or the other all my life. After graduating from university, I worked as a sales consultant for Verizon for a few years. Now I am a technical support engineer by day and write articles on my own blog here in my spare time to help others if they have any issues with their devices.