Samsung finally brings last year's iOS 13 feature to its Galaxy phones: Ability to find the handset even when offline
You would have to enable the ‘Offline Finding’ feature to make your handset discover even when it is offline.
Samsung has finally added a feature for its Galaxy smartphone that Apple brought last year with iOS 13 – finding your lost handset even when its offline. This feature not available on every Galaxy smartphone yet but is coming as an update according to XDA's Max Weinbach. In the Twitter post, Weinbach posted a couple of screenshots showing the new feature. The description clearly states that "This will allow your phone to be found by other people's Galaxy devices even when it's not connected to a network. It will also allow your phone to be used to scan for lost Galaxy devices that may be nearby. You can also find watches and earbuds if this was the last device they connected to."
You would have to enable the ‘Offline Finding' feature to make your handset discover even when it is offline.
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Looks like Samsung just added offline finding to Samsung's Find My Mobile.— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) August 22, 2020
Let's you track your phone even if it doesn't have WiFi or cellular by using other Galaxy users. pic.twitter.com/psLl1rcb4X
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Apple launched a similar feature like this last year with iOS 13. Called ‘Find My', the feature allowed users to find their misplaced iPhones even if they were offline. To enable it, navigate through Settings > Tap your name at the top of the screen > Tap on Find My > Tap Find My iPhone > Toggle on Find My iPhone > Enable offline finding > Send Last Location.
Samsung's new feature will definitely be welcomed by many as it will make finding handsets and wearables easier. It is yet to be know if this feature is rolling out to everyone and is based on certain hardware specifics only. We will let you know more about it.
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