Hi Micheal. Welcome to justanswer.
Did you have a Samsung account or Google account set up on your phone?
Then you will need to hard reset the phone to bypass the security pin. But this will wipe all the data stored in the phone memory.
First switch off your phone.
Then press and hold Volume up, home and power key until you get the recovery menu. Don`t release the keys when you see the Samsung logo. Just keep on holding it until you get some options on the black screen (Recovery menu)
Done this much?
Do you see a list of Menus.
Using Volume down, go to Wipe data/factory reset and press Power button to select it. Again press power to select Yes
The phone will reboot now.
Okay let me know when the reboot is complete.
That happens. Don`t worry there are methods to by pass it.
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