SmartThings Find app

How SmartThings Find app will help to find lost Galaxy devices

Samsung has announced a new service called SmartThings Find. The app will help users find lost Galaxy devices including smartphones, tablets, and earbuds. The service is compatible with devices running Android 8 or later. The service uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)4 and ultra-wideband (UWB)5 technologies to locate the devices.

In order to use the service, users’ will need to register for the SmartThings Find service. The service will help you locate devices from smartphones to earbuds to tablets. The service can also locate devices if they are offline. Once a device has been offline for 30 minutes, it produces a BLE signal that can be received by other devices.

If users report their device as lost via SmartThings Find, any nearby Galaxy device that has opted for helping find misplaced devices can alert the Samsung server about its location, which will in turn notify you. Samsung claims, that SmartThings Find user data is encrypted and securely protected.

How to find lost devices with SmartThings Find

First, you need to register for the service and then launch the application on your smartphone. Then select the device that you want to locate. The app will show you the exact location of your device on a map. Once you’re close to your device, you can choose to either have your device “ring” or locate it using the AR-based Search Nearby function, which displays color graphics that increase in intensity when you are getting closer to your device.

The service/app is available to all Android devices running Android 8 or later. Samsung will also expand the service to tracking tags from early next year onwards.