Use Find My Mobile To Find A Lost Samsung Galaxy Device

No doubt, everybody got worried after losing his / her phone more than anything else. This tension is not only about the phone, it’s about all the personal data on our phones these days — credit card and banking information, family photos, business information, and more. Anybody can misuse this data which will cause you trouble.

But nowadays, if you’re a Samsung Galaxy user and you lost your phone, there is no need to panic. Samsung Galaxy now comes with features that can track the location. For your Android device, if you had previously downloaded the Find My Device app from the Google Play Store and it was turned on, there’s a good chance it can help you find your lost device.

Find my mobile gives you access to the location of your device, even when it is offline. You can also back up its data to Samsung Cloud, block access to Samsung Pay, and even control it remotely – all on the Find my mobile website.

To use the Find My Mobile service,
1) You must have set up your Samsung account on your device.
2) You allow Google to collect your location information and agree to the Use wireless networks term and conditions.
Locate my device: Availability may vary depending on your device and /or OS.
Back up data: If your device is not connected to a Wi-Fi network, it will connect to your mobile network and this may result in additional charges depending on your payment plan.

Features Of Find My Mobile:

Track Your Location: By using Find My Mobile App You can track the approximate location and route of your lost device. If you have enabled the ‘Send last location’ option in settings, it will send your device‘s last known location before it was switched off to the server, helping you track the location.

Lock Your Screen: Not only this, you can lock the screen, the power button, and Samsung Pay on the lost device.

 

Backup Your Data: You can also back up data from your device to the Samsung Cloud server.

Ring Your Device: Another opportunity that this app provides you to find your Samsung Galaxy Device is, if your device is nearby, it will sound the ringtone for 1 minute at its maximum volume, helping you find the device.

Unlock Your Screen: Even if you have forgotten the screen lock code for your device (e.g., PIN, password, pattern, fingerprints and irises), you don’t need to worry anymore.
You can reset the screen lock remotely from the Find My Mobile website.

Offline Finding: Once Offline Finding is enabled, your Galaxy is detectable as long as it’s turned on – even when mobile data is disconnected. Other Galaxy devices will participate in the search for your Galaxy as ‘helpers’, sending signals into the server that share your lost phone’s location. So enable offline finding and become a helper now and you’ll be in good hands in the case of a missing device later on.

How to set up Find My Mobile on your Galaxy phone

  • Search your device for the Find My Mobile app(it’s there, but it won’t appear in your app drawer).
  • Tap on Find My Mobile.

  • Make sure that you are allowing the app to access your ContactsLocation, and Device Storage.
  • Open the Settings main menu.
  • Scroll down and tap on Biometrics and security.
  • Make sure the Find My Mobile toggle is switched on.

  • Tap on the Find My Mobile link.
  • Make sure that your account is correct on this screen, and toggle on Remote unlock, and Send the last location.
  • When you toggle on Remote unlock, a pop-up will ask you if you want to Back up your PIN. Tap Agree.

From this last screen, you can open up Find My Mobile in your phone’s browser, but if you lose your phone, that won’t be of much help. Next, we’ll go through how to locate your device from another device or your computer browser.

How to use Samsung’s Find My Mobile on the web to locate your Galaxy phone:

As a Samsung user, you can use Find My Mobile provided by Samsung Company into the web browser on your computer. In order to access your Samsung Galaxy remotely, you will need access to your Samsung Account. It is the same email address or account that you use for different Samsung Services.

The following steps will help you to use the Find My Mobile service on your computer:

Step 1. Open the Find My Mobile website. Go to https://findmymobile.samsung.com/ in your browser.

Step 2. Then sign in with your Samsung account. Doing so will open a list of your Samsung phones and/or tablets.

Step 3Select your Samsung. Click the phone that you want to lock down to do so.

Step 4. Review the Samsung Galaxy’s location. Once the Samsung Galaxy’s location loads, it will display in the middle of the page. But if your Samsung Galaxy is off or doesn’t have an Internet connection, its location won’t appear.

Step 5. Three options are available.

  • You can choose to lock down your lost Samsung Galaxy
  • Ring your device even if it’s set to silent or vibrate
  • Wipe all data on your device. But if you choose to wipe all data on your device, this will prevent you from being able to track it anymore.

Don’t forget to bookmark findmymobile.samsung.com and be sure that you’re using a strong, unique, and secure password.

By following the above steps you’ll be able to act quickly to find your device or at least protect your personal information from making its way into the wrong hands.

You can’t predict if your phone will be stolen or lost. But you can be prepared. The most important thing you can do to help protect your device is to set up and enable the safety features outlined below.

Your android device,

  • Is turned on.
  • Has “Find My Device” turned on.
  • Has Location turned on?
  • Is signed in to a Google Account.
  • Is connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi.
  • Is visible on Google Play.

To Sum Up:

Samsung’s Find My Mobile app is designed to help you remotely locate your device, back up data to Samsung Cloud, delete local data, and block access to Samsung Pay in case of loss or theft. In old times, this app requires a working network connection to perform all of the aforementioned functions. This means that if your device loses network coverage, there’s no way for you to locate it using the app.

But Thankfully, Samsung is now rolling out an update for the Find My Mobile app which addresses this issue. Samsung has introduced another feature of locating your device even without having an internet connection on your device.

This feature will also let other users use your phone to scan for lost Galaxy devices that may be nearby. Additionally, the feature will let you find Galaxy Watches, and earbuds, if they were connected to your device.

FAQ’s

Can a mobile phone be tracked when switched off?
When you turn off your phone, it will stop communicating with nearby cell towers and can be traced only to the location it was in when it was powered down. According to a report from Washington Post, NSA is capable of tracking cell phones even when they are turned off.
How do you locate my lost phone if it is switched off?
First off, you should call the police then provide them with your phone’s IMEI for them to track it down. Another way to find your lost cell phone is to call your cell phone provider, give them your device’s IMEI, and they will do the tracking for you.
Can you track an IMEI number when the phone is off?
No, A turned-off phone cannot be tracked by its IMEI number because the IMEI is tracked via GSM/WCDMA/OTHER cellular networks which need the phone to be on at the time of tracking.
How can I find my lost phone using Google Maps?
You can find your lost phone using Google maps by following steps. • Go to Android.com/find. • Sign in with your Gmail account and password. • On the map, you’ll see your phone’s approximate location. • If the device cannot be found, it’ll show you the last known location (if available).
How do I make my phone untraceable?
The traditional method of using an Untraceable phone is dialing *67#, and then it will be turned off. But it can be traced through the sim carrier communications provider if they send this to anyone.
Can your location be tracked when your phone is on Airplane mode?
The airplane mode turns off your phone’s cellular service and Wi-Fi, so essentially it enters a “do not disturb” zone. However, it does not stop anyone from tracking your phone because the GPS tracker works via satellite. With no signals transmitting from your phone, you cannot be tracked.
Can the police track a phone without a SIM card?
The Police have two methods for tracking your phone when it’s stolen, they can use your phone number or your IMEI number. Because the IMEI number is registered to your specific handset the Police will be able to track the device itself, even if the SIM card has been changed.
Can someone unlock my stolen phone?
A thief won’t be able to unlock your phone without your passcode. Even if you normally sign in with Touch ID or Face ID, your phone is also secured with a passcode.

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