1. pmendu's Avatar
    Hi,

    I see several on Google store but cant figure out which one actually provides cloud based app like ios find my iPhone app. I am very scared to lose a $1000 phone. Tia.
    09-14-2016 10:16 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Why search for an app when the phone (unless you disable it) already has it? Either through Google's Device Manager (with the Google Account set up on the phone) or through Samsung's own service (http://findmymobile.samsung.com ; again, with the Samsung account set up). Those will let you find the device, lock it, display a message, ring it, or wipe it remotely and both work through any browser.
    cpaight and pmendu like this.
    09-14-2016 10:44 AM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Why search for an app when the phone (unless you disable it) already has it? Either through Google's Device Manager (with the Google Account set up on the phone) or through Samsung's own service (http://findmymobile.samsung.com ; again, with the Samsung account set up). Those will let you find the device, lock it, display a message, ring it, or wipe it remotely and both work through any browser.
    +1 for android device manager. You can locate your phone from any device with it. No apps required.
    09-14-2016 11:02 AM
  4. pmendu's Avatar
    I definitely don't see Samsung option, I am on Verizon NOTE 7.. Not sure if one of those crappy Verizon decided is not needed..
    09-14-2016 12:11 PM
  5. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    Why search for an app when the phone (unless you disable it) already has it? Either through Google's Device Manager (with the Google Account set up on the phone) or through Samsung's own service (http://findmymobile.samsung.com ; again, with the Samsung account set up). Those will let you find the device, lock it, display a message, ring it, or wipe it remotely and both work through any browser.
    Do you have a preference on which one you like?
    09-14-2016 12:13 PM
  6. pmendu's Avatar
    I just googled for Google's find my iphone, looks like it is tied to my gmail account. But, I noticed it actually queries the device at that minute when you click on find my phone? What if phone is switched off? Does it not show last known location before it tries to find the current location?
    09-14-2016 12:15 PM
  7. pmendu's Avatar
    Also wish if it could show the trail of all locations phone has been too? Comes in handy when it is actually lost.
    09-14-2016 12:16 PM
  8. pmendu's Avatar
    Do you have a preference on which one you like?
    It seem Samsung might have more options than google one..
    09-14-2016 12:18 PM
  9. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    It seem Samsung might have more options than google one..
    where did you find it on your phone
    09-14-2016 12:20 PM
  10. pmendu's Avatar
    I didn't on my Verizon Phone yet, but I went through Samsung site and it seems to show lot of other options from the guides screenshots doc.

    https://findmymobile.samsung.com
    09-14-2016 12:28 PM
  11. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I definitely don't see Samsung option, I am on Verizon NOTE 7.. Not sure if one of those crappy Verizon decided is not needed..
    Verizon has disabled this on their phones. They even hide Samsung cloud (there's a thread on here that's shows you how to get it back). They do this so we can use/pay their services and Samsung allows carrierd to customized. For future reference, Samsung's service is called Find My Mobile. I would just go with Android device manager because it's offered by Google and the next best thing.
    09-14-2016 12:33 PM
  12. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I just googled for Google's find my iphone, looks like it is tied to my gmail account. But, I noticed it actually queries the device at that minute when you click on find my phone? What if phone is switched off? Does it not show last known location before it tries to find the current location?
    It does, as long as location history is enabled in your account (usually enabled by default. If Google Now's location-aware stuff works for you, it's on)
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    09-14-2016 12:43 PM
  13. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Also wish if it could show the trail of all locations phone has been too? Comes in handy when it is actually lost.
    It does, just not there. It's in your location history chart, in your Google Account. Location History must be enabled in your device for this to work, though, but it's enabled by default usually, so unless you disabled it, it's there.

    It's part of what makes the magic of Google Now work, since it 'knows' your location history, and uses that for checking usual places and what times you usually visit, leave home for work, etc.
    pmendu likes this.
    09-14-2016 12:44 PM
  14. pmendu's Avatar
    ok cool, looks like it is on, had to check from webbrowser to see it. Just thought there should be some place on phone to check the history and all.
    09-14-2016 12:51 PM
  15. pmendu's Avatar
    another problem is on Verizon we don't have the option 'Android Device Manager' to modify these settings.. Soo annoying!!
    09-14-2016 12:59 PM
  16. pmendu's Avatar
    Also when I did locate my device, It did show a popup notification on my phone, 'Device Manager located this device'
    09-14-2016 01:40 PM
  17. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Also when I did locate my device, It did show a popup notification on my phone, 'Device Manager located this device'
    That's standard security policy. Samsung's app does it, too.
    09-14-2016 02:52 PM
  18. SpookDroid's Avatar
    ok cool, looks like it is on, had to check from webbrowser to see it. Just thought there should be some place on phone to check the history and all.
    There is. Go to your Location Settings, then select GOOGLE LOCATION HISTORY. You'll see which devices have active location history. Tap the menu button (three dots) and select VIEW/MANAGE.
    09-14-2016 02:55 PM
  19. pmendu's Avatar
    Thanks buddy, these settings are no hidden to find easily
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    09-14-2016 03:50 PM
  20. pmendu's Avatar
    oh ok.
    09-14-2016 03:50 PM
  21. bucky716's Avatar
    another problem is on Verizon we don't have the option 'Android Device Manager' to modify these settings.. Soo annoying!!
    Android Device Manager is a Google service/app, has nothing to do with Verizon. Download the app. Visit Googles web site.
    09-14-2016 05:58 PM
  22. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Android Device Manager is a Google service/app, has nothing to do with Verizon. Download the app. Visit Googles web site.
    There's no app for Google Manager. It's built into the system (unless the carrier disabled it from the ROM). Samsung's FindMyMobile is also not an app. All you need is to be signed in to the respective account in the device and that the service (be it Device Manager or Samsung's Remote Controls) aren't disabled in your Device Administrator settings. They're enabled by default, though. Only if you manually disable them would they be off.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-14-2016 06:14 PM

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