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How to find a lost Samsung phone

How to find a lost Samsung phone without an internet connection


How to find a lost Samsung phone without an internet connection Nowadays even the dumbest thieves know that the first thing you should do after the phone is stolen is to turn on the airplane mode, this not only makes it difficult for the police to track the phone through cell tower stations, but also disables Also security features that the person you stole it from may have implemented - for example, Samsung's Find My Mobile service.




Starting with One UI 3.0 Android 11 version, you can still track your Galaxy phone even when it's in airplane mode, the device will scan Bluetooth and Wi-Fi frequencies offline, and if it finds a nearby Samsung device with the same feature enabled it will send an encrypted location report to the adjacent phone, and as long as that phone is connected to the Internet it will send your phone's location to Samsung's servers so you can still use the tracking feature. What do you need in your device?

  • Galaxy running One UI 3.0 or higher.
  • Your PIN, pattern, or password is set as a screen lock.

Step 1: Enable Find My Mobile feature 

First open the Settings app and scroll down a bit to select Biometrics and security, here make sure the toggle next to “Find My Mobile” is turned on, then tap on the actual text “Find My Mobile” to open a submenu.







Step 2 Enable Offline Finding 

In the Find My Mobile sub-menu, click on the “Offline finding” text (instead of the toggle next to it), and on the next screen make sure that the two toggles are enabled, the first turns on the global feature, and the second ensures that the location reports are encrypted your phone while sending it to nearby Samsung devices and on Find My Mobile servers.






Now you'll still be able to use Find My Mobile to track location even if the thief puts your phone on Airplane mode - but again only if there are Galaxy devices connected to the internet nearby with this same feature turned on, and it's also worth noting that you won't be able to erase or remotely lock the device until it reconnects to the Internet.


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