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Forgot Pattern Lock On Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus (Solution)



Forgot Pattern Lock On Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus (Solution)
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are are some of the most secure smartphone models currently available, it has a good selection of security features which are none too overwhelming. Most of these are often designed to ease the daily activities of their owners, especially if it involves the work and internet connectivity.
Still, this does not mean that it has discarded some of the traditional smartphone security techniques such as the pattern lock, which while not as good as the new security features, still does the job and is actually one of the easiest unlock methods. Also, since this lock method is common for smartphones, people tend to forget their patterns, particularly those complex ones, or simply they have a problem memorizing patterns.
Thankfully there are lots of ways to reset the password for your phone, these range from easy to drastic (hard factory reset), sometimes even requiring a complete user data wipe of the entire phone’s storage. It is recommended to try the easiest one first so that you may not regret your decision regarding which method you picked. Regardless, we got you covered when it comes to resetting your phone’s password should you forget the pattern lock.

Solutions for When You Forget Your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus Pattern Lock:

Using Samsung’s website service for smartphones to set up a new password

Let’s start with the easiest and most free of consequences, this one simply requires your phone and personal information registered to Samsung. This also comes handy for other problems and not just forgetting your phone’s password.
It is worth noting that this method is also similar to Apple’s Find My iPhone, so those who have had iPhone’s in the past or still do today might find be familiar with this. This essentially allows you to change your phone’s settings remotely and is useful if you cannot find it or are far away from it. However, if you are not registered to Samsung, you might want to do it now, or simply forego this step.
  • Register your phone to Samsung, it can be done here, unless you have already done it
  • In the website look for the Find My Mobile service
  • You can reset your phone’s password using this, though your phone might have to be connected to the internet for this to happen, this can all be done via the Samsung’s website, just navigate through the domain
  • Once you have set up a new password as a bypass, go back to your locked phone and use it as an alternative to the pattern lock
  • Your phone should now be unlocked, you should immediately set up a new password which you will be able to remember more easily
  • Should this happen again, then you can simply go back to the website to set up a temporary password. You can also use this service from Samsung for other purposes such as locating a missing phone, diagnosis, or checking for updates. If this option is not available, then move on to the next step.

Using Your Computer, Android Device Manager

There are some users who regularly turn off the Wi-Fi network for their phones, this is unfortunate if you are one of those and also forgot your pattern lock. This means no Samsung website service for you for an easy password reset since your Wi-Fi is turned off.
Hopefully you have at least a laptop computer that can interface with your phone, this simply needs a cable to connect both devices and you will be able to control the phone using a software from the laptop. Granted you have a computer, this fix involves the Android Device Manager for laptops or PCs, simply connect both devices via wire when you are ready.
  • Once the two are connected, open Android Device Manager on your computer
  • Locate your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus from the UI of the Android Device Manager
  • Enable the “Lock and Erase” feature of the software
  • There should be a new page which explains how to unlock your phone using the Android Device Manager, simply follow these steps, they may vary depending on the software version though
  • This also requires setting a temporary password, so pick one which will be used as a bypass for the pattern lock
  • Go back to your locked phone and enter the new password instead of the pattern lock
  • Once you’re in, quickly change the password for your phone to something you can remember more easily
  • This require you to have already registered your phone with Android Device Manager. It is always worth a try even if you haven’t, assuming you have a computer nearby that you can use for the recovery.

Use Factory Reset

This method is the last and most drastic one and is usually something a lot of people want to avoid doing to their phones often since it can get tedious. It basically means resetting your phone back to it’s factory fresh condition. Essentially, you’re making it a blank slate.
The real reason it is a drastic and tedious method is because it comes with a considerable consequence. It erases all of your user data. This includes all the apps you installed, app updates, photos, videos, documents, contacts, and messages. Basically everything stored on the phone will be gone. This method is fool proof and will work 100 percent of the time. It will definitely reset your password, albeit along with everything else.
Only try this if you have no means of executing the first two solutions. It can get troublesome setting up your phone again. You’ll have to set all your preferences and reinstall all of your apps.

Last Resort:

Since you also cannot access your phone past the lock screen, you will have to do this via Recovery Mode. If you have no other choice though, follow these steps:
  • Power off the locked smartphone by pressing and holding the Power button. Wait until the screen goes off along with all the lights
  • With the phone completely turned off, press and hold the Volume Up, Bixby/Home, and Power button all at the same time
  • Keep holding all three buttons until you see a Samsung logo, then let them all go
  • Wait a few seconds for the Android logo with the words “No command” on the screen
  • Tap anywhere and it will take you to the Recovery mode
  • Be careful not to initiate or select any unnecessary command. This might complicate the procedure or do something unwanted to your phone
  • You can navigate using the Volume Up or Down keys to select the commands
  • For now use the Volume Down key until you highlight the “wipe data/factory reset” option
  • Press the Power button briefly to activate the command
  • Wait for the procedure to finish. It may take a few minutes depending on the amount of data in your phone
  • Afterwards, the phone should reboot, just wait for it to complete restarting
  • After this you’ll have to set up the phone from scratch. You can select any security method you like
  • If you want more insight on the procedure you can find out more about how to factory reset the Galaxy S8 Plus.

The Aftermath:

Again, you will have to restore everything manually, from every app to every photo or document saved on the storage. As a precautionary measure, you can try a different and easier password. Register your device on the computer for easier recovery in the future.
Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus has other security options. These include the fingerprint scanner, the more advanced face scanner or voice scanner through Bixby. These should provide easier and more secure alternatives to pattern lock or other traditional security options for the smartphone. You should take time and familiarize yourself with these other methods in order to avoid another factory reset.
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3 Rugged Phones You Must Have in 2021



Whether you are working in construction sites, mining fields, or any kind of harsh environment, you certainly need the equipment that can take the toll of it. Starting from your clothes and shoes to your nifty gadgets like your smartphone.

And if your smartphone can’t take the wear and tear that your workplace can bring, you might need a new one. If you’re looking for a new phone, you might want to check out some rugged phones in the market.

They’re the most reliable handsets and will not fail you at the workplace. They can certainly take some beating and are resistant to most outdoor elements which can easily break a regular phone.

On that note, we looked for the best rugged phones that you must have this 2021. So get ready to replace your fragile phones with these bad boys:

1. Ulefone Armor 7

This phone deserves its name. Its build is military grade, it’s shock-resistant and can take a few knocks, and it’s waterproof! But despite its heavy-duty qualities, the Ulefone Armor 7 is light as a feather, weighing at 290g!


Just looking at its ruggedness and workhorse qualities, scoring this model is already a win for you.

But if you think the qualities mentioned above are amazing, wait until you hear this: the Ulefone Armor 7 can be recharged using wireless docks. That’s a first for a rugged phone. If you think, this model fits your style and needs, then include this on your wishlist!

Read on for more amazing specs.


CPU: Helio P90


GPU: IMG PowerVR GM 9446


Storage: 128GB

Screen size: 6.3-inch

Resolution: 1080 x 2340


Weight: 290g

Dimensions: 81 mm x 165.86 mm x 13.55 mm

Rear camera: 48MP + 16MP + 8MP

Front camera: 16MP

OS: Android 9


Battery: 5500 mAh

2. Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro

Let’s set things straight. Not all rugged phones have to look ripped like the regulars in your gym. And Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro is here to prove it. It’s a true rugged phone but looks like just a regular one.

But make no mistake. Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro may look slim and regular but it’s a powerful beast inside. This rugged phone runs through a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and is powered by a 4050mAh battery. All your work-related apps will run smoothly on this device but will last longer before the total drain.



CPU: Samsung Exynos 9611 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

GPU: ARM Mali-G72 MP3


Storage: 64GB

Screen size: 6.30-inch


Resolution: 2340×1080

Weight: 218g

Dimensions: 9.94 x 159.9 x 76.7mm

Camera: 25 MP, 8MP, 13 MP

OS: Android 10


Battery: 4050 mAh

3. Caterpillar Cat S62 Pro

You probably know Caterpillar for their heavy-duty machines. But little did you know, Caterpillar is also into tech. They’ve built a handful of smartphones that are as heavy-duty as their machines. One of their best releases is the Caterpillar Cat S62 Pro.

This model is relatively simple, much like the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro. The usual curves and aggressive-looking casings are already bygones. But this Caterpillar beast holds power in its core.

Just look at these specs and you be the judge:



CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

GPU: Adreno 512


Storage: 128GB


Screen size: 5.6-inch

Resolution: 1080 x 2160

Weight: 248g

Dimensions: 158.5 x 76.7 x 11.9 mm

Rear camera: 12MP


Front camera: 8MP

OS: Android 10

Battery: 4000mAh

Whether you’re a tradie, a miner, an engineer, a construction worker, a farmer or someone who’s tired of very fragile phones, rugged phones are for you. And look no further. The models mentioned above are probably some of the best ones right now. So if you’re looking to get one, just take note of this list. 

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Mapping Drives with Group Policy Preferences and Item-Level Targeting



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In this blog article, I’ll show you step by step instructions on how to map network group policy preferences and item-level targeting.

Mapping a drive means that you want permanent access to a shared folder created on another computer. Windows OS will assign a drive letter to the network drive and it can be accessed just like any other local drive connected to your computer.

Mapping network drives with group policy preference is very easy and it does not require any scripting knowledge. Also, We can use item-level targeting to map drives based on specific conditions like group membership, OU, operating system, etc.

In this example,  We will use item-level targeting so it only maps the network drive for users who are a member of the specific security group.

For this guide already I have created.
Two users with the name HR User1 and HR User2
One security group name HRUsers. (HR User1 is a member of this security group)

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It works perfectly fine for us.
Now, any user we put in the HRUsers security group will get this mapped drive.

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Deploy Desktop Background Wallpaper using Group Policy



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In this post, we will learn the steps to deploy desktop wallpaper using group policy in Windows Server 2019. By using this group policy setting, we can deploy common desktop wallpaper on the user’s desktop and prevent users from changing the desktop wallpaper.
We can use JPG (.jpg) or Bitmap (.bmp) image file to deploy desktop wallpaper through Group Policy. It is common practices in the organization to set up a common desktop background on the computers using GPO.
We have two virtual machines for this demo.
  1. ws2k19-dc01.mylab.local (Windows Server 2019 DC)
  2. ws10-cli01.mylab.local (Windows 10 client computer)

(Note: We will apply common desktop background policy at domain level)

Follow the step by step below instructions to set wallpaper using group policy:
Step:1 Create a shared folder to store wallpaper image:
1. On C: drive create a new folder name CommonWall. Share this folder with everyone read-only permission.
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