Samsung’s Find My Mobile app was created to do just what the name promises: find your device (as well as back up data, delete data, and prohibit access to Samsung Pay). Now its capabilities have expanded to include finding Galaxy devices that aren’t linked to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.
The newest update (version 7.2.05.44) for the Find My Mobile app includes a feature called Offline finding, which allows your phone to scan for lost phones, watches, and earbuds. Max Weinbach of XDA Developers first noted the new feature.
Before, it would’ve been impossible to find your Galaxy device using the app if your phone lost network connectivity. Now you can use nearby Galaxy phones to help you find yours. We don’t know how just yet, but we’ll be watching for more details from Samsung.
Here’s how this new feature is rolling out: Once you get the latest Find My Mobile update installed, you’ll receive a push notification about the new function. You’ll be directed to the settings page once you press the notification, and you can enable Offline finding that way. Opting in to Offline finding isn’t automatic: you have to enable it in your settings. And if you’re concerned about privacy, you can encrypt your offline location.
You can download the latest version of the Find My Mobile app through the Samsung Galaxy Store or from APKMirror. This new feature appears to be available only in the US and South Korea so far, with plans for more countries in the future.
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