I've locked myself out of my phone don't remember screen lock pin could someone help with a solution that doesn't require me hard setting it.
There probably isn't a reliable solution to this problem. The whole point of security locks on phones is to prevent unauthorized use. If you've forgotten the unlock code (pattern, pin, password, whatever), you're "unauthorized" as far as the phone can tell. This is Operating As Designed, and you'd need tools for hacking the phone to bypass it.
If you have photos, music, and such stored on a micro-SD, you may be able to eject the card and copy the contents from it (depending on your Android version -- some versions encrypt the card or store contents in a form that's only readable by the phone it was installed on). Other than that, the only option I could suggest is your cell carrier's tech support, who will likely only be able/permitted to guide you through factory resetting the phone.