Samsung Launches SmartThings Find, a New Way To Quickly and Easily Locate Your Galaxy Devices
Part of the SmartThings app, SmartThings Find helps you quickly find your connected Galaxy devices, using BLE and UWB technologies
Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of SmartThings Find, a new service1 that helps you quickly and easily locate Galaxy devices.2 After 6 million3 users across Korea, the U.K. and U.S. signed up for early access to the service, SmartThings Find is ready for a global launch on devices running Android 8 or later.
Easily Find More of Your Devices
After completing a quick registration process, SmartThings users can easily find their Galaxy devices – from smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, down to each individual earbud.
Offline Doesn’t Mean “Off-The-Grid”
With the SmartThings Find service, you can easily locate your missing device even if it’s offline.7 That’s because SmartThings users can now opt in to securely use their Galaxy smartphone or tablet to help others locate their lost devices. If you report your device as lost via SmartThings Find, any nearby Galaxy smartphone or tablet that has opted into helping find misplaced devices can alert the Samsung server about its location, which will in turn notify you. All SmartThings Find user data is encrypted and securely protected, ensuring that the device’s location is not revealed to anyone except its owner.
Find Your Galaxy Faster With More Detailed Directions
Locating your missing device is a breeze with integrated map directions and the ability to “ring” a lost device to find it more quickly. When you lose a device, you can simply open SmartThings Find on your smartphone or tablet and select the device you want to locate. Your smartphone will then show you the exact location of your device on a map.
Starting today, a new software update for the SmartThings app will be released for Galaxy smartphones and tablets running Android 8 or later around the world.1 After that, users can access the SmartThings Find service by tapping the banner at the bottom of the home screen in the SmartThings app.
Oct 30, 2020 at 16:14