How to activate Find My Mobile Remote Control on Galaxy S20

Aside from Wi-Fi, there is also another feature or service that must be enabled on your new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone during the initial setup. And this is the Find My Mobile service. If you need help on how to get started, I’ve mapped out a simple guide for personal reference. Here’s a straightforward tutorial on how to activate Find My Mobile Remote Control on galaxy s20.

Find My Mobile is a service that’s specifically programmed to track down a lost Samsung smartphone. In order to use this service, Find My Mobile must also be activated on the device. When enabled, you can locate your lost or stolen Samsung smartphone, back up saved information to Samsung Cloud, lock the screen, erase your device, and even block any unauthorized access to Samsung Pay, remotely. 

You can set up an account on your Galaxy smartphone or sign in to your Samsung account on a web browser. If you opt to use the latter, just visit this site URL: findmymobile.samsung.com.

To set up Find My Mobile and activate its remote control feature on your phone, just refer to the step-by-step guide below.


Easy steps to activate Find My Mobile Remote Control Feature on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 8 minutes

The following steps will help you set up and activate Find My Mobile on your new Samsung Galaxy S20 handset. Consider this among the very first features to activate on your phone during the initial setup. This is highly recommended to ensure that you will have access to it even when it’s misplaced or stolen. Feel free to start whenever you’re all set to enable this feature.

  1. Access the Apps screen then tap Settings. 

    To do this, just swipe up from the center bottom of the Home screen then scroll right or left to find the Settings icon.


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  2. From the Settings menu, scroll down and tap Biometrics and security.

    This will give you access to your phone's security features to manage, including Find My Mobile.

    activate find my mobile remote control galaxy s20 - biometrics and security

  3. Scroll down and tap Find My Mobile.

    The Find my mobile settings menu will be displayed.
    To activate the feature, just tap the Off switch to turn it ON. The switch turns blue when the feature is enabled.


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  4. If prompted, sign into your Samsung account to continue using Find My Mobile service.
    Just enter the email address or phone number that is associated with your Samsung account. 
    If you don't have an account yet, just tap the Create account button.

    After signing into your Samsung account, you're all set to use Find My Mobile to locate, ring or remotely control your lost or stolen Samsung Galaxy handset.

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  5. To activate Find My Mobile Remote Control feature, go back to the Apps screen then tap Settings-> Biometrics and security-> Find My Mobile menu and then tap the switch next to Remote Unlock to enable the feature.

    If prompted to back up your pattern, tap Agree then draw your pattern. The Remote unlock switch will then be enabled.
    Enabling this feature will let your phone be controlled remotely using your Samsung account. All you need is an internet connection.

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Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

Also tap to enable the option to Send last location. Doing so will allow your device to send its last location to the Find My Mobile server when the battery gets low.

With these settings, you can be assured to have access to your new galaxy s20 handset anytime and anywhere. 

For as long as your device is connected or online, you can use Find My Mobile to locate  your device, ring it, lock and unlock it, back up contents, wipe all data, retrieve numbers from calls and messages. There’s also a feature for you to extend the battery life by activating ultra or maximum power saving mode remotely. This feature is necessary to preserve and extend the battery life of your phone, and thus you’ll have more time to access and control it remotely.

Find My Mobile is equivalent to Google’s Find My Device app that’s downloadable via Play Store.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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