Samsung Find My Mobile ‘Offline finding’ feature arrives in the UK

After rolling it out in its home country of South Korea and the U.S., Samsung has now enabled the offline finding feature in the Find My Mobile app for users of its products in the UK.

It was only a couple of weeks ago that reports emerged revealing the rollout of the feature in the U.S. and South Korea. At the time, it was also established that the offline finding feature would soon be made available to users in other regions.

While there was no timeframe, it appears that folks in the UK are now able to track their Galaxy phones even when the phones in question are offline. This is a significant turnaround in what we are used to see in the Find My Mobile app.

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Typically, the app has always required a working network connection in order to swing into action, but going forward, this will not be a requirement. However, there is a catch – which is that it only works on Galaxy devices.

This means that only another Galaxy device with the feature enabled can be used to track and find your offline Galaxy device. Although limited, this feature is already drawing mixed reactions from device owners.

Some are of the idea that the Find My Mobile offline finding feature is yet another indicator that privacy is long dead and gone. But Samsung would like to believe it is a useful addition, which explains the alleged plan to bring it over to older Android Pie and Oreo devices.

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