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nokia 301 will not accept password

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nokia 301 will not accept password
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  A. Stevens replied 3 years ago.
A. Stevens :

Hi, I am A. Stevens here to help with your question!

A. Stevens :

Could you tell me are you unable to enter the password ***** the phone?

A. Stevens :

Or is it the pin code for the SIM card perhaps?

Customer:

password ***** accepted

Customer:

nokia 301 will not accept password

A. Stevens :

Do you know if you have a backup of the phone maybe?

A. Stevens :

Have you ever connected the phone to your computer?

Customer:

yes a few days ago

A. Stevens :

And were you able to unlock the phone at that time?

Customer:

problem has been obvious since

A. Stevens :

Could you try to restore the phone to the backup that you created a few days ago?

Customer:

don't understand

A. Stevens :

Since you had connected your phone a few days ago and backed it up.

A. Stevens :

You could restore that backup to your phone to try your password ***** you last remembered it.

A. Stevens :

Otherwise if you are unable to find the backup, you could try doing a factory reset of the phone.

A. Stevens :

This would erase all of the data on the phone though.

A. Stevens :

Also have you tried the default Nokia password ***** : 12345?

A. Stevens :

Sorry that's 12345 no question mark

Customer:

what do you mean by backup ?

A. Stevens :

When you've connected your phone to your computer.

A. Stevens :

Do you connect it to any Nokia software?

Customer:

phone has not been connected to the laptop not connected to any nokia software emails have been transferred from nokia 301 to laptop

A. Stevens :

I see...OK. Well then have you tried the 12345 password ?

Customer:

no

A. Stevens :

could you give that a try?

A. Stevens :

That's the defaut nokia password.

Customer:

tried it twice still not accepting password

A. Stevens :

So the next thing to do is attempt a factory reset.

A. Stevens :

As I had mentioned, this would delete all the data stored.

A. Stevens :

Are you able to get in to emergency calls?

Customer:

sorry don't want that to happen

A. Stevens :

If so then you would enter a code there to access the reset menu.

A. Stevens :

I understand..

A. Stevens :

Unfortunately without a backup this is the only option to get the phone working.

A. Stevens :

Otherwise you would just have to find a way to get the associated passcode.

Customer:

am I stumped then ?

A. Stevens :

I hate to tell you this, but unfortunately yes.

A. Stevens :

The only option would be to reset the phone.

Customer:

ok thanks anyhow

A. Stevens :

No problem..hope you can maybe find the passcode.

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