How to find your Samsung phone?

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Here’s how to find your Samsung phone if you keep asking yourself, “How do I find my Samsung phone?”

Most Samsung users ask themselves several times a week or day if they are forgetful like me: “How do I find my Samsung phone?”
Knowing how to locate your Samsung phone, whether it’s slid down the sofa, left at a restaurant, or even taken from your purse or pocket, can provide instant relief from the sense of dread you feel when your precious item is nowhere to be found.

If you have one of Samsung’s best phones or tablets like the company’s latest and greatest, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, finding your Samsung device is easy after a short and simple setup process.

On Android, Google offers its built-in Find My Device service, which we’ll talk about in more detail in our separate article on how to locate a missing Android phone using Google.
Samsung, on the other hand, has its version called Find My Mobile, which is only available for Galaxy phones and tablets.

While you can use both services on your Samsung smartphone if you want, we’re going to focus on Samsung’s Find My Mobile in this post because it has a few features that Google’s solution lacks.

You can use Find My Mobile to locate your Samsung phone or tablet in a variety of ways, including using a web browser or the handy Samsung Galaxy SmartTag.
Are you looking for a way to locate your Samsung phone?
Continue reading for more information.

Please note that this article is based on One UI 4.0 on Android 12, so if you are using an older version of One UI, the menu items may change significantly.

What is the procedure for setting up Find My Mobile?

Before you can find your Samsung device, you’ll need to activate Find My Mobile if you haven’t done so before when you set up your phone or tablet.
As explained in the guide below, this only takes a few moments.

  1. Go to the Settings menu, scroll down to Biometrics & Security and tap on it.
    This can be shown as a Lock Screen and Security or just Security if you’re using an older version of One UI.
  2. Scroll down to Find My Mobile, then tap the switch next to it to enable the feature.
    Tap Add account to create or add a Samsung account if you don’t already have one on your phone or tablet.
  3. The Find My Mobile settings menu should now appear, with three options: Remote Unlock, Send Last Location, and Offline Search and these options may vary depending on your device or region.
    Although it is not necessary to enable these additional features, it will make it easier to find your phone.

How to use the search engine to locate your Samsung phone?

Now that you’ve set up Find My Mobile, you can quickly find your lost Samsung phone or tablet using a desktop or mobile web browser.

  1. Go to the Find My Mobile home page in any browser and sign in with your Samsung account credentials.
  2. If you are using the desktop browser, your Samsung device (or devices) will be listed on the left.
    To see your devices on the mobile browser, press the three stacked lines in the upper left corner.
    If your device is connected to the Internet or has been in close contact with another Galaxy device, its location should be displayed on the map after it has been selected.
    You’ll also see a menu of options, including the ability to remotely ring the phone or erase all of its data.

Galaxy SmartTag can help you locate your Samsung phone

If you have a Galaxy SmartTag or SmartTag plus, you can use it to locate your Samsung phone or tablet if it’s within range of your tag.
This is especially useful if you know it’s nearby but don’t want to search for a house.
Here’s how you do it.

  1. Open the SmartThings app and tap the tag you want to use to discover your Samsung device, assuming your SmartTag is already set up.
  2. To activate the function, tap the switch next to Let the tag discover your device. The
    the target device is configured to find the device you’re currently using by default, but you can change it by tapping Let the tag discover your device after turning on the switch.
  3. Press the tag button twice in quick succession to locate your Samsung phone or tablet using Galaxy SmartTag.
    Your phone or tablet will ring loudly for one minute, which may give you enough time to find it under your vehicle seat or elsewhere.