I’m sure I’m not alone here, but aside from losing a child momentarily at the supermarket, I’ve never been more scared recently than when I thought I had lost my phone. You may think that’s hyperbole or a ridiculous commentary on modern times but just think about all that is on our phones these days: credit card and banking information, family photos, business information, and more. Thankfully, big players like Google and Samsung have built-in features that let you locate your phone, ping it, and even erase its data if need be. I’ll show you how to use both Samsung’s Find My Mobile, SmartThings Find, and Google’s Find My Device to keep tabs on your devices so that you have control, even when they’re out of your possession.
How to set up Find My Mobile and SmartThings Find on your Galaxy phone
If you want to know how to use Find My Mobile to locate your lost Samsung Galaxy phone, I strongly encourage you to ensure that you have enabled Find My Mobile and SmartThings Find on your Galaxy phone. This way, if you do lose your device, you will be able to locate it quickly. Here’s how to make sure you’re covered.
- Open the Settings app and search for Find My Mobile.
- Tap to toggle on Find My Mobile.
- Tap on Find My Mobile again to open its settings.
- Read through the descriptions and toggle on Remote unlock and Send the last location if those features interest you.