I have a new S4 and travel quite a lot, but am paranoid about losing it. Is there a service like the one my husband uses for his iPhone? He says that it is very reassuring to know that he can do things to protect his phone even if it gets lost.
There is indeed
a service available from
Samsung and in our
opinion it is more fully featured
and more flexible than Apple’s
equivalent offering. We have
included a simple step-by-step
guide for you to follow and once
you have set up the Find My
Mobile service, you will have all
of the reassurance you need.
There are so many useful
features included that it is
unlikely that you will lose your
data if your phone is protected
with a lock code and you will be
much more likely to get your
phone back. Everything from
wiping the content to sending a
message to the person with the
phone is there alongside more
covert features such as seeing
who they are calling and
tracking its exact whereabouts
on a real-time map.
there is never any guarantee of
getting a lost phone back and the
best method is to be extremely
careful with it in the first place,
but we are happy to state that
anyone who owns an Android
phone should be using the Find
My Mobile service. It offers great
peace of mind.
1. Set it up
Go to http://findmymobile.samsung.com
and follow the instructions to set up a new
account, making sure you include full and accurate
details of your Samsung phone. You will need your
phone with you to complete the process.
2. Lock your phone
If your phone gets lost, you can easily see
its location on a map or lock it and include a
message on the front screen. It’s not guaranteed,
but it may help you gather enough information to
get your phone back.
3. Wipe the data
As a first or last resort, depending on how
important the data on the phone is to you, the
ability to wipe the internal storage and expansion
files is available. This is by far the best way to
protect your information.