Samsung has recently launched two smartphones of its Note series. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. If you were using any of them and now you have somehow lost it or misplaced it. You can use this guide to track or locate lost Note 10 using Android and Samsung based services.
Note 10 and Note 10+ are running on One UI. It is Samsung’s modified version of Android Pie. The Note 10 has an amazing 6.3-inch Infinity O-Display screen. Whereas, Note 10+ has a massive 6.8-inch screen. Both phones are equipped with cutting-edge technology and features. In Note 10, Samsung no longer supports a 3.55 mm headphones jack. So, if you want to use headphones, either get the Bluetooth ones or use Type-C headphones.
Now let us move on to the topic. There are two ways which can be helpful in order to locate lost Note 10. One is using the Samsung own Find My Mobile service. Which lets you sign in into your Samsung account and using it you can remotely control your Note 10. The other method that can be used to locate lost Note 10 is via Google Find my Device. It has a number of features to offer. That can be performed on your lost phone remotely.
Guide to Track and Locate Lost Note 10 using Samsung Find my Mobile:
Samsung has a service for its high-end smartphones which can be used to remotely access the phone via computer or some other device using Samsung account email and password. You can use this service to track and locate lost Note 10. Other features include retrieval of call logs, erasing data remotely, making the phone ring at full volume, lock the phone with a new password, extend its battery life and unlock the phone. In order for this method to work. You need to have a Samsung Account and location services enabled on your phone.
In order to track and locate lost Note 10 using Samsung Find my Mobile follow the steps below:
- First of all, go to Samsung Find my Mobile Website.
- Log in using your Samsung Account details. If you don’t remember your username or password. You can retrieve it using your email address.
- Once logged in, you can see the current live location of your Note 10 on your screen like in the screenshot below.
- You can also make use of other features on your phone remotely.
If you don’t have a Samsung account, or you never used Samsung service on your Note 10. That’s why you are unable to access your phone remotely via Samsung find my device. You can use the other method below, which lets you access your phone even if you don’t have a Samsung account. All you need is the details of your email address that you used to sign up on your device when you first set it up.
Update: Now you can track your stolen Note 10 even if your phone is not connected to the internet via Wifi or Mobile data. The new feature is introduced in the new Galaxy devices. You can follow the guide here.
Guide on how to track and locate lost Note 10 or Note 10+ using Google Find my Device:
There is another service that can be used on any Android device with location services. It is called Google find my device. It lets you access your phone remotely and display its current location or last online location on Google Maps. Following the maps, you can locate your phone. You can also use this service for a number of other useful features. You can erase all the data that is present on your Note 10 internal storage remotely. Once you have erased your phone you won’t be able to access the location of your phone.
If you have lost your phone somewhere around the house or office. You can’t find it as it is on silent. By using this service, you can make it ring at its highest volume even if it is silent. It also supports a feature to unlink your Google account from your phone. If you think your phone has been compromised and your personal data is at risk of getting into strangers hands. You can lock your phone and display a message on the screen that “This phone is lost, contact XYZ in order to return it to its owner“. Maybe someone who got hold of your phone wants to hand it over to you. Using this technique, he will have your contact information.
All you need for this method to work is that you remember your email that you used to set up your phone. Your phone must be powered on and connected to the internet with location services on, then you will be able to see its current location on the map. Otherwise, you will see its last location where it was powered on with location service on.
Now in order to locate lost Note 10 using Google Find my Device, follow the steps below:
- First of all, log in using the email that you used to set up your phone. The same email that you use to download apps from the Google Play Store.
- Once logged in, you will see all the devices connected with this email address.
- Select Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+.
- You will see the current location of your phone on Google maps on your screen.
- You will also see the other options like in the screenshot below, ring my phone, lock my device or erase my device.
I understand that both of these services have some really critical constraints. Like location services and the availability of the internet connection. There are also some apps that allow you to locate your lost phone without internet connection but they must be preloaded in your phone before you lost them. One of these services is present in all of the Android phones. As accidents don’t come before asking. So we never really care about the importance of these services, until the mishap is upon us.
Losing a phone can be really sad. It feels like a part of us is missing. All the memories are stored in it in the form of videos and pictures. All the contacts and notes. Credit card information. It can be really critical if someone gets their hands on your lost phone. Or if someone stole it and it didn’t have a passcode or any lock. It’s best to have cloud backups in these cases. In this way, you can retrieve your data even if the phone is lost.
I hope this guide helped you to locate lost Note 10. Still, if you can’t find your device, it is essential that you wipe the data off your phone and report it to the police. If your phone was carrier locked, you can contact your carrier to lock your phone using IMEI number.
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