There is a real possibility of misplacing or losing your smartphone. Android and iPhone have a built-in feature to locate the lost phone remotely. While this feature requires mobile data or a Wi-Fi connection to track the phone, Samsung introduces a new technique, called Offline Finding, to find a lost Galaxy phone, even if it is in Airplane mode. Here’s how the Offline Finding feature works and how to turn on it on your Galaxy phone.
Samsung’s Offline Finding technique lets you find your lost Galaxy phone even if it is in Airplane mode. This feature is available with One UI 3.0 and up devices. So if your phone receives the latest OneUI 3.0 or later update, here is how to activate the Offline Finding, and let us know how this technology works.
How to Enable Offline Finding on Samsung Galaxy Phone?
1. First, use PIN, Pattern, or Password as the screen lock on your Galaxy phone.
2. Open the Settings menu and tap on Biometrics and security menu.
3.Tap on Find My Mobile to turn on the feature.
4. In the Find My Mobile sub-menu, tap on the Offline finding option.
5. On the next screen, turn on the Offline finding and Encrypt offline location options.
6. You have now enabled the offline finding feature on your Samsung Galaxy phone.
Now, even if your lost phone is in Airplane mode, you can track your phone with the help of another Samsung Galaxy phone. Here is how this technology works?
How Does Offline Finding work on a Galaxy phone?
Samsung Offline finding requires a nearby Galaxy phone with an active internet connection, and the Offline Finding feature is enabled. The lost phone will scan the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi frequencies even in Airplane mode. If it finds a nearby Samsung Galaxy phone with the same feature enabled, it will send an encrypted location report to the phone.
When the phone gets connected to mobile data or a Wi-Fi network, it will send your phone’s location to Samsung’s servers. So, you can use the Find my Mobile tracking feature to locate your lost phone.
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