Device manufacturers such as Samsung add custom applications, features and services to their devices that differentiate the devices from stock devices and devices created by other manufacturers.
Some go as far as putting so many apps on the device that it may feel like overload for some users. This can also result in users missing out on some apps or services that may really be helpful for them, and Samsung's Find my mobile service may be one of them.
If you have access to a Samsung mobile device, like my Galaxy Note II for instance, then you also got access to the Find my mobile feature that ships with it.
The service adds remote access to your device that you can use for a variety of services:
You need to configure the service before you can get started using it. The first thing that you need to do is create a Samsung account if you have not done so already.
Visit the Find my mobile website and select the registration option there to create the account. You can either do so manually or by linking your Facebook account to the Samsung account.
Once you have done that, you need to activate the account and the Find my mobile feature on your device. The easiest way to do so is to open the user guide on the website. Select your Samsung device from the list and you get a page full of instructions on how to configure your phone.
Let me show you how it is done on the Galaxy Note II:
Note that this will also enable GPS. You do not need to have GPS enabled at all times though, as it will automatically be activated when you use the locate my mobile button on the service's website.
Samsung phone owners do not need to use a third party tracking and location service as they have one built-into their phone by default. It is easy to setup, considering that you have the app already installed on your system and that you only need to activate it to make use of it.
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