How to Unlock a Touch Screen Samsung Phone

by Terry Parker

Samsung manufactures a variety of phones featuring touch-screen functionality. Because touch screens are highly sensitive, they're often designed with a screen lock to prevent numbers from being inadvertently dialed or applications from opening when the phone is in your pocket or purse. Samsung phone models vary, so you may need to try several different procedures to unlock the touch screen. Many Samsung phones prompt you to create a four-digit unlock password when you initially configure the phone. If you've enabled a password, you will need it to unlock the phone.

Unlock Samsung Galaxy S II

Step 1

Press any button on the Samsung Galaxy S II if the phone is in standby mode. The screen responds and lights up.

Step 2

Press the “Power” button and then slide your finger from left to right over the pattern.

Step 3

Type the four-digit password at the password prompt to unlock the phone.

Unlock Other Samsung Phones

Step 1

Press any button on the Samsung phone if the device is in standby mode. The screen responds and lights up.

Step 2

Press the "Menu" button. The four-digit password prompt should appear. If this prompt window does not open, proceed to the next step.

Step 3

Press the “Call” or “Talk” button. If the four-digit password prompt window does not open, proceed to the next step.

Step 4

Press the “Right” soft key. If the four-digit password prompt window does not open, proceed to the next step.

Step 5

Press the “Left” soft key. If the four-digit password prompt window does not open, proceed to the next step.

Step 6

Press the “Volume” button. The four-digit password prompt window opens.

Step 7

Enter your four-digit password at the prompt to unlock the Samsung phone.

About the Author

Terry Parker is a writer based in Texas. She specializes in writing technical and marketing materials for a wide variety of clients, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.