1. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Is there a native way on the S8 to locate the phone? Help/suggestions appreciated.
    08-28-2017 03:08 PM
  2. eric002's Avatar
    Is there a native way on the S8 to locate the phone? Help/suggestions appreciated.
    If you had Android driver manager setup on your device, then you could locate your phone from the web. No native way though. You'd need an application to locate your phone.
    08-28-2017 03:11 PM
  3. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    And if you're in Bluetooth range the S3 Samsung watch will toot your horn.
    08-28-2017 03:22 PM
  4. hydrofarmer's Avatar
    No but may I suggest less scotch next weekend lol. Sorry for your loss.
    THEPRFCT10 likes this.
    08-28-2017 03:50 PM
  5. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    If you had Android driver manager setup on your device, then you could locate your phone from the web. No native way though. You'd need an application to locate your phone.
    Android driver manager???
    08-28-2017 04:26 PM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    Android driver manager???
    I hope this helps you out.
    THEPRFCT10 likes this.
    08-28-2017 04:29 PM
  7. racedog's Avatar
    Android driver manager???
    I think he was referring to Android Device Manager. Always one of the first apps to go on any new device.
    eric002 likes this.
    08-28-2017 04:48 PM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    I think he was referring to Android Device Manager. Always one of the first apps to go on any new device.
    Yes sorry for the mistyping. Easy convenient Android security. .
    08-28-2017 04:49 PM
  9. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Yes sorry for the mistyping. Easy convenient Android security. .
    Ah got it thanks!
    08-28-2017 07:55 PM
  10. mundo472's Avatar
    Mine fell out of my pocket in a taxi. Dispatch couldnt reach the driver so I turned to Google. Showed me where it was on a map. Turned out to be the taxi service center. they said they didn't have it and the cab wasn't there. I insisted it was on the premises. They checked w the manager. Turned out A tech had found it cleaning the cab and gave it to the manager.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    08-28-2017 08:57 PM
  11. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    Did u create a Samsung account when u set up ur phone? Doesn't Samsung allow u to track your phone as well? I could be mistaken though.
    08-29-2017 05:21 PM
  12. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Samsung has Find My Mobile. For some reason it doesn't work on my US unlocked S8 using a Straight Talk Verizon SIM card. Not sure if the problem is Straight Talk or the CDMA SIM. I am signed into my Samsung account. Android Find My Device works perfectly though. The Samsung Find My Mobile says it can't connect to a network. Won't find the phone even when I use my laptop. Wish I knew why.
    08-29-2017 06:34 PM
  13. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Samsung has Find My Mobile. For some reason it doesn't work on my US unlocked S8 using a Straight Talk Verizon SIM card. Not sure if the problem is Straight Talk or the CDMA SIM. I am signed into my Samsung account. Android Find My Device works perfectly though. The Samsung Find My Mobile says it can't connect to a network. Won't find the phone even when I use my laptop. Wish I knew why.
    I'm on Verizon and find my Mobile doesn't work but Google worked like a charm!
    eric002 and mary beth hale like this.
    08-29-2017 10:27 PM
  14. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and find my Mobile doesn't work but Google worked like a charm!
    I guess Verizon has disabled it for some reason. Glad to know it's not just me. Like you said though, Google works great to locate, ring, lock or erase it.
    08-29-2017 11:11 PM
  15. BratPAQ's Avatar
    Cerberus app. It's an anti-theft app. One of its function is you can sms your phone. Cerberus will detect it and get the GPS coordinate of the phone. But you have to leave the GPS always on to get a precise coordinate or else it will base its coordinate by cell tower triangulation which is less accurate.

    Another function I found useful is you can sms it and it will blast an alarm at full volume even if it's in silent mode and the screen will blink several times until you found it. Very useful if I forgot where I placed my phone.
    chanchan05 and mary beth hale like this.
    08-30-2017 01:52 AM
  16. njdan30's Avatar
    I have kids who just about everyday lose my phones, Google.com/android/devicemanager find my phone etc I use constantly LOL
    mary beth hale likes this.
    09-02-2017 08:42 AM

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