The Galaxy Wearable app
A new service from Samsung called SmartThings Find has been offered, and as the name suggests, it can assist in recovering missing Samsung products. The SmartThings app’s technology locates the device even when it is offline by utilizing several technologies, including Bluetooth Low Energy, and Wi-Fi.
Don’t sweat if you misplaced your Galaxy watch. Although your Galaxy watch cannot be located precisely using the find my mobile feature, you can lock or unlock, locate, or fully wipe your data using the Find My Mobile function. All of this can be accessed remotely, including locking or erasing your Samsung Pay payment information. The Galaxy Wearable app offers similar functions for your watch.
If your watch is misplaced, ensure all the requisite setups, such as Remote connection, are already in place. Wi-Fi or perhaps a mobile data connection must be available on your watch.
You can use the Galaxy Wearable app to locate your lost smartwatch. You can lock or delete Samsung services like Samsung Pay through the Find My Mobile service, but you won’t be able to check the location of the watch. Find My Watch may be accessed on your phone by going to the Galaxy Wearable app. Tap Find My Band or Find My Gear on fitness bands.
Some wristbands can launch SmartThings Find. The most recent location will be shown on a map. Simply tap Ring, followed by Start, to have your watch vibrate and produce a sound.
If the watch is Bluetooth-connected to your phone, you can call other watches directly from the phone. Simply tap START. To make it simpler to find, your watch will start vibrating. When you do, select it by tapping the X icon and then swiping right.
Samsung’s SmartThingsFind makes it possible to track your smartphone or watch promptly, but if it’s dead, you might have to wait until it’s switched on or recharged to locate it.
Smartwatches may be easily located using Google’s Find My Device service. A GPS tracker can be used to accomplish this. To finish the process, go to the settings menu, Google, security, and discover my device. You will be able to locate your smartwatch once this has been completed.
Imagine your phone is disconnected from all networks, including WiFi and mobile data. Do you have any plans? Don’t despair, even if your smartwatch lacks network access, there are a few ways to find it.
Although the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds can also be found with this new service, there is already a Find My Mobile software for Galaxy smartphones that can find lost Galaxy smartphones. Even if they are not your Samsung devices, other adjacent Samsung devices can pick up the signal while a device stays offline for 30 minutes. Any nearby Galaxy smartphone that has chosen to participate in assisting find lost devices can notify a Samsung server when you report your device missing, which in turn tells you of the device’s location. According to Samsung, all of this data is encrypted, making it impossible for anybody besides you to determine where your devices are.
SmartThings Find can find your device and provide you with mapping instructions as well as the option to “ring” the device once you are close enough to it. It seems funny when the AR-based Search Nearby feature shows color images that get brighter as you get more relative to your device.
Large user bases like Apple and Samsung can be used to assist find missing smartphones. To compete with tracking device maker Tile, Apple is reportedly working on its tracking device called “AirTags” which will use the vast network of Apple devices around the world to assist consumers in locating lost objects.
The SmartThings app will enable third-party tracking devices early in 2019, according to Samsung, so Tile may integrate its service and provide customers the option to locate objects other than Galaxy devices. Starting with iOS 14, Apple will also add this functionality to the Find My app. Tile isn’t too happy about Apple offering its own Find My app monitoring permissions by default and is aware that AirTags might seriously harm its business if they ever become available.
All Galaxy devices running Android 8 or later are now receiving an update with SmartThings Find. You may access the new function by clicking on a banner at the bottom of the SmartThings app.
How can I locate my phone using Find my mobile?
You can use any web browser to look up the exact location of your Samsung mobile phone once the Find My Mobile service has been activated.
To finish the process, you’ll need to enter your Samsung account once again. Following that, a list of all Samsung cell phones for which Find My Mobile has been enabled will be shown to you.
The map will display your device’s location if it has been found. The menu will also offer you information about the item’s present condition, such as its network connection and battery life. Remember that your smartphone must be turned on and connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network for a cellular or wifi network to location tracking and other Find my mobile features to work. Now, what happens if your phone battery is dead? Well, if your device’s battery has already run out, Find My Mobile won’t be able to locate it. Your smartphone should have automatically sent your location to the Find My Mobile service once the phone battery dropped below 20% if you had the “Send the last location” option activated.
How to track down your smart devices using SmartThings Find?
Nowadays, it’s simple to mistakenly lose one or two of the many devices we hold. Fortunately, the SmartThings Find feature in the app will assist you in finding your priceless gadgets, including your watch, tablet, phone, and earbuds. SmartThings Find will search for your devices and even present you with a map that has precise details like addresses and timestamps. You can also enable the Offline finding option or exchange device details with other Galaxy users so a buddy can find a device for you. You can use the Samsung SmartTag or Find My Mobile within the app to connect if you need more tracking options. To access the SmartThings Find feature, you must be signed in to your Samsung account.
When you install the SmartThings app, you may be required to enable location access.
- If you’ve misplaced a device, simply launch the SmartThings app and use SmartThings Find. Your gadgets will display on a map, allowing you to conveniently track their whereabouts.
- Go to the SmartThings app and launch it. Then, navigate to the Life tab and select the new SmartThings Find card. Tap Download if prompted to download the required add-ons. Tap Agree if necessary.
- Then, on the location map, choose the devices you want to see, and then hit Done.
- You’ll see a map with the devices you chose. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to get more details about your devices, such as their approximate positions.
- Click on the map to pick a particular device.
You must first find the location where the SmartThings Find card is saved if you ever need to delete it from SmartThings. After selecting More options (the three vertical dots), select Delete, then select the Life tab. After selecting Delete, hit the minus sign next to SmartThings Find. By selecting it once more, you can add it back at any moment. Removing the card from the SmartThings app won’t remove the SmartThings Find feature, so keep that in mind.
How to use the SmartThings Find card?
The SmartThings Find card lets you specify locations and view driving instructions for your lost devices. Alternatively, if you know a gadget is nearby, you can set it to loudly ring so you can quickly locate it.
- To view SmartThings Find, locate, and launch the SmartThings app. Then, tap the Life tab.
- Your recently added devices will be displayed in the Find card’s bottom panel; tap each one to view its name and current location on a map. To reload the location tracking, tap the Refresh symbol next to the name of your device.
- To see more alternatives, tap the map to launch SmartThings Find.
- To view your devices, tap the Menu symbol in the bottom right corner (it looks like three dots connected by three lines). To zoom in on the map, pinch the screen with your fingers after tapping a gadget to view it there.
- The settings at the bottom of the screen can be used if you need to look around you for a device or want your device to make a sound:
- Search nearby: Start looking around the area for your device. When the device is found, a notification will be sent to you. By selecting Stop, you can end the scan at any time.
- Navigate: The quickest route to your device can be generated by opening Google Maps Navigation. If the device cannot be found, this option might not be available.
- Ring: For one minute, set your device to ring the loudest. Even if your device is set to vibrate or mute, it will still ring.