Configure Samsung's free Find my mobile service
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.
Find my mobile
The service adds remote access to your device that you can use for a variety of services:
- Locate my mobile - This tracks your mobile device so that you know where it is. While you do not get a detailed street address you can zoom in to narrow it down by a lot.
- Lock my mobile - This service lets you lock your mobile phone which can be useful if it was stolen or if you have lost it.
- Ring my mobile - You can make your phone ring so that you may locate it easier.
- Call / Message forwarding - Configure call or message forwarding here.
- Call logs - Look up the call history.
- Wipe my mobile - This wipes your mobile clean so that no personal data remains after the operation.
- Unlock my screen - This unlocks the screen of the device.
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:
- Select Apps > Settings.
- Scroll down until you find Add account under Accounts.
- Select Samsung account when the account list opens up.
- Download any update if available and repeat the process.
- Enter the username and password that you have selected for the account to activate it.
- Go back to settings and select Security from the menu this time.
- Tap on remote controls under Find my mobile.
- Enter the password of your Samsung account and hit done.
- This enables the feature automatically
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.Advertisement