Galaxy Tab A login without bluetooth keyboard

Samsung Tab S

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Apr 23, 2019
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I use a password to unlock my tablet. Recently the battery on my bluetooth keyboard died and couldn't charge it right away. I could find no way to enable the on-screen keyboard, so it was impossible to login. I tried resetting with volume down + power, nope. Using a wired keyboard was also suggested; I didn't try that because I don't have the necessary hardware, but some people said even that didn't work for them.

All this makes me worry that if my keyboard ever failed, I'd have no way to get into my tablet without doing a factory reset. Even if the physical keyboard method does work, that's one hell of a workaround IMO. Did I miss something and there's actually a straightforward way to manually enable the on-screen keyboard in cases like this?
 

Galaxy S10

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I've already ordered one. It just boggles my mind that there wouldn't be an easy way to enable the on-screen keyboard. That would be at least a double facepalm level design fail.