Samsung has introduced a new feature in its Smart Things app, which provides an offline search, allowing its users to locate lost or stolen Galaxy devices without having to access the network via the lost device.
The new Smart Things Find feature builds on the same principles as the Find My Mobile app, and leverages Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Ultra Wideband (UWB) technologies to help users find their smartphones, tablets, watches, and headphones.
To use the new Smart Things Find feature, the user will first need to register in the application, once the process is complete, you will be able to find a selection of smartphones, tablets, smart watches and earphones from the Galaxy, and the application will start working even when your lost device is not connected to the Internet.
Samsung explains that even if the device is not connected to the Internet, other Galaxy users can find the lost device, as soon as the device becomes offline for 30 minutes, as it starts sending a signal via Bluetooth LE technology, to nearby devices, and as soon as the device is reported Loss of your device via SmartThings Find, it is added to the company database.
The new feature will only be available on Galaxy smartphones running Android Oreo or later, Galaxy watches running Tizen 5.5 or later, Galaxy Buds +, and Galaxy Buds Live, but the UWB feature will only be available for Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 2.
The Korean giant launched the new “offline search” feature in the Find My Mobile application earlier this year in August, and it was only available in specific regions, and Samsung is also expected to expand the capabilities of the new feature to find tracking tags.