[KB2949] Reset a lost or forgotten PIN for ESET Mobile Security for Android

Issue

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To unlock your locked device, you will need to access your ESET HOME password. EMS 6.x and later also requires users to create a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to restrict access to program settings.


Solution

  1. Reset your password for ESET HOME
  2. Reset your PIN

I. Reset your password for ESET HOME

  1. Visit https://login.eset.com/LostPassword.

  2. Type or copy/paste in the email address you used to register with ESET HOME and click Send.

    Figure 1-1
  3. Log in to your email account, open the Account password change request email and click the link.

    Figure 1-2
  4. Enter and confirm a new password and click Confirm Change.

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  5. You can now log in with your new credentials.

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  6. Using your mobile device, enter your new password and tap Unlock.

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II. Reset your PIN

  1. Log in to the EMS app and tap Anti-Theft.

    Figure 2-1
  2. Tap Forgot Your PIN?.

    Figure 2-2
  3. Enter your ESET HOME password and tap Enter and continue to step 4. If you forgot your ESET HOME password, follow the steps below.
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Reset your ESET HOME password
  1. Tap I forgot my password.
    Figure 2-6
  2. Type the email address you used to register with ESET HOME and tap Send.
    Figure 2-7
  3. Log in to your email account, open the Account password change request email and click the link.
    Figure 2-8
  4. Type and confirm a new password and click Confirm Change.
    Figure 2-9
  5. You can now log in with your new credentials.
    Figure 2-10
  6. Using your device, type in the new password and tap Enter. Complete steps 3 through 5.
    Figure 2-11

  1. Create a new PIN and tap the check mark.
    Figure 2-4
  2. Confirm the new PIN and tap the check mark. Your PIN is now reset.
    Figure 2-5

Unlock your device with the Unlock code 

If your device is locked, you can unlock the device with the Unlock Code in your ESET HOME portal.
 
  1. Log in to ESET HOME. If you do not know your ESET HOME password, reset your password.

    Figure 1-1
  2. Click Anti-Theft.

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  3. Select your device.

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  4. Click Settings.

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  5. Scroll down to the Unlock device section and locate the Unlock code.

    Figure 1-5
  6. Using your mobile device, type your Unlock code and tap Unlock.

Contact ESET Technical Support

If you are not able to use any of the other methods, please contact ESET Technical Support and refer to the code displayed on the screen of your locked device.