Samsung recently released the latest iteration of its flagship smartphones. It includes a number of great smartphones including Galaxy S10, S10+ and Galaxy Fold. Samsung completely revamped the design of its flagship in this latest iteration. In this guide, I will guide you on how to track and locate lost Galaxy S10, S10+ or S10E via two methods that do not require any third-party app.
Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with an almost edge to edge 6.1-inch infinity display screen and it weighs 157 grams. The other models S10E and S10 Plus come with 5.8-inch and 6.4-inch screen respectively. The new Infinity-O screen with a punch hole for the front camera has proven out to be the selling point of this new flagship. Galaxy S10 and S10+ have got three back cameras. Whereas, S10+ has a total of 5 cameras three on the back and two on the front. The S10E model has two cameras on the back and one on the front. These cameras feature live focus and a number of other cool features. I will be in a better position to talk more about these cameras and their results once I get my hands on them.
Another exciting and innovative feature that has been introduced in this Galaxy S10 line is an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that is fitted behind the display glass. The S10E has got a 3100 mAh battery, whereas S10 and S10+ have been fitted with 3400 mAh and 4100 mAh batteries respectively. The Samsung S10 Plus has a performance edition that comes with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage. You can also get S10+ with 8GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. The same is with Galaxy S10. Although, you can get an S10E with 6 GB RAM. The good thing is all these phones have a dual sim model and they also support expandable memory via an SD card.
Guide to Recover, track, and locate Galaxy S10, S10 plus or S10E:
There are two methods that can be used to perform various remote actions on your phone. If you don’t have your phone with you anymore, either it is lost or stolen. You can use two services that can help you to locate lost Galaxy S10. You can also perform a number of other steps on your lost Galaxy S10 including deleting the files present in its internal storage. Locking your phone and displaying your contact details on it or making it ring on its highest volume. You can also retrieve call logs remotely using these services.
The services that we are going to use is Samsung Find my Mobile and the other service that works on every Android smartphone is called Android Find my device. Each service has its limitations as well. Both services require your phone to be power on in order for them to locate the current location of your phone. Also, your phone should be connected to an internet connection and its location services should be on.
Track and Locate Galaxy S10 or S10+ using Samsung Find my Mobile:
Samsung provides a convenient utility to all its high-end smartphones. Using Samsung Find my Mobile, you can perform a number of actions on your lost phone remotely. You can see the location of your lost S10 on Google Maps.
You can retrieve the call logs of your phone. It allows you to delete all the data present on your phone. You can also lock your phone with a random password and block access to anyone who gets his hands on it.
There is added thing that has to be considered before moving on to this method. You must have a Samsung account in order to access its features. Most people don’t have a Samsung account on their phone they only have a Google account to access Android services. If you were using Samsung Game Center or Samsung Cloud on your phone. There are chances that you have set up your Samsung account. Even if you have the account and don’t remember its password, it’s fine. You can always retrieve your account ID and its password using the forgot password feature.
Following are the steps on how to recover, track, and locate lost Galaxy S10:
- First of all, open Samsung find my mobile website and log in using your Samsung account.
- If you don’t remember the password or ID of your Samsung account, you can use Forget ID or Password option.
- Once logged in, you will see all the features that can be performed on your lost Galaxy S10.
- You will see the location of your S10 on Google Maps.
- There will be a number of actions that can be performed on your Galaxy S10 remotely.
If you don’t have a Samsung account and this method somehow doesn’t work for you. You can use the other method that is below. It uses another service that is built-in in all Android smartphones.
Guide to track and locate lost Galaxy S10 using Android Find my Device:
Android find my device has its limitations as well, you need to have working internet on your lost Galaxy S10 in order for it to locate and display the current location on Google Maps.
You also need to have access to your Google account that you used to set up your Galaxy phone. Android find my device has a number of features that can be used remotely on your Galaxy S10 if it is lost or stolen.
- You can see the current location of your phone on Google Maps.
- If you know the phone is not stolen just misplaced. You can just make it ring at the maximum volume even if it is silent using the Ring my Phone feature.
- There is a feature to lock the phone and set a new passcode on it. You can also display a custom message on your phone screen. So that if someone gets his hands on the phone he can use the on-screen information to contact you.
- If you are sure that your phone is lost and there is no chance of recovering it back. You can delete all the data present in its internal storage remotely.
Guide on how to track and locate Galaxy S10, S10E or S10 Plus using Android Find my Device:
- First of all, you will need a device with an internet connection. It can be an iOS device, a laptop/PC or an Android phone. Download the Android Find my device app from the App Store or just simply open its website.
- On the website, log in to your Google account.
- You will see the current location of your Samsung Galaxy S10. If your phone is offline, you will see the location and time where it was last online.
- Here you can apply different other features on your lost S10 like, ring your phone or wipe its content.
I hope this guide helped you to track and locate lost Galaxy S10. I understand there are a lot of constraints to these methods. If you are lucky enough you might get your hands back on your phone. You can not track the phone yourself using the IMEI number. You will have to file a formal complaint at the police station and they can track your phone using IMEI. If your phone is in contract, then maybe your contract provider can track and lock the phone for you.
It’s always great to have a back up of your pictures and videos on your cloud. In that case, even if your phone is stolen or lost. You can still get back all the data present on your phone. If you are certain that you are not getting your phone back. It is stolen, you should log in to either of the service mentioned above and delete all the data present on your phone. So, the robber can not access the personal information present on your phone. In some cases, if you are using Samsung Pay or Google Pay on your phone. The thief can use contactless payment to make payments using your phone. Also, the notes, pictures and videos are personal.
If you have questions or queries regarding this guide or any of the methods mentioned above to locate lost Galaxy S10. Write to me in the comments.