Mobile devices are one of the most stolen and misappropriated items in the world and are easy to misplace in countless situations. Therefore, it is necessary to have various tools at your disposal to help you locate your phone in case you lose it.
What tools does Samsung offer to find a stolen phone?
The tool on the Samsung platform, namely Find My Mobile, gives you the possibility to manage a number of options related to the loss of your device.
Locate your device: This section of the platform will allow you to find out the current location of your phone and the route you will need to take to find it. However, the effectiveness of this tool is linked to a number of previous configurations you should have made on your device before losing it, as a prevention method.
Mobile screen lock: If you access this section, you will have the option to lock both the device’s touchscreen and the button to turn it on or off.
Make your device beep: This option is effective if you are near where you lost your device. When activated, the phone will start beeping at full volume for a full minute, making it easier to find.
Back up the data on your device: You’ll be able to approve a process to duplicate all the data on your mobile device and save it to the Samsung cloud server.
What should I do if I lost my Samsung mobile phone with Find My Mobile?
In order to successfully use the Find My Mobile platform, you must have activated the Find My Mobile service. This configuration panel is available in the “Settings” menu, under the “Find My Mobile” option in the “Lock Screen and Security” section.
You can use the Samsung service by visiting the official Find My Mobile website. There, you will need to log in with the same email address that you logged into your Samsung mobile device interface. Once you have logged in, you will be able to see a dashboard with your device information on the left side of the window.
The Find My Mobile platform will provide you with the location data your device keeps, as well as information about the battery status and the network it is connected to. So you’ll be able to find it by going to that area.
On the other hand, note that if you have more than two devices affiliated with the same email account, you’ll be able to switch between the data of one and the other in Samsung’s Find My Mobile interface.
How can I track my lost/stolen phone using my Google account?
For this process to be effective, your device must have the location feature enabled. You can customise this function in the “Google” section of your device’s “Settings” options panel. There, you will need to tick the box for “Find my device” after you have logged into the “Security” panel.
If you made this setting before you lost your device, you can find it using the Google platform. You will need to go to the Google search engine in your browser and enter the phrase “Find my device”. Before doing this, you need to sign in to Google with the email address you associated with the device you want to find.
Once you have launched your search, you can access the device search window by clicking on the appropriate box, usually the first result. There, you’ll be able to evaluate your device model at the top of the screen; if you have multiple devices connected to the same account, you can switch between them as you wish.
In the central part of the window, you’ll see the Google Maps location of your device, and on the left-hand side the panel of options available to you. If you want, you can ring your phone for 5 minutes, lock basic functions, and delete your phone’s data.