Samsung, the “Find My Phone” feature is also available offline

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We all know the function "Find my phone" from Samsung, which allows you to locate any (or almost) lost smartphone. Now this feature seems to have undergone an interesting update, or so Max Weinbach of XDA Developers reported. Apparently, "Find My Phone" also work with Galaxy models not connected to Wi-Fi or data network. In short, even an offline smartphone can be located. Let's find out how it will be possible.

Looks like Samsung just added offline finding to Samsung's Find My Mobile.

Let's you track your phone even if it doesn't have WiFi or cellular by using other Galaxy users.

— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) August 22, 2020

Samsung, “Find My Phone” also works offline

If you are wondering how it is possible to find a smartphone offline, here is the answer: taking advantage of the connected phones that are nearby. If your Galaxy cannot be located in any way, it is likely that devices in its surroundings can still locate it. To do this, simply enable the offline search, so as to allow your phone to find the closest ones. And here you will help those who are desperately looking for their smartphone. However, you will have to be the one enable the function in Settings, with the option to encrypt your location if you are concerned about privacy.

For the moment, it is not yet well defined what (or how) the “Find my phone” function allows to locate. Smartphone? Earphones? Watches or what else? It is not yet known to us. What we do know, however, is that updating this feature can be really useful for finding a lost smartphone. Especially if you are traveling, in an area where the Internet connection does not arrive. At this point, the update seems rather necessary. When ready, Samsung will send you a notification, so all you have to do is click on it to get to the page "offline search" settings. Once here, you can enable and disable the feature at will, but remember to do so if you know you are going to a place where there is no connection.

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