Samsung has won over many a loyal customer for its range of devices and the powerful set of features that each one has. Built around the Android operating system, devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note S have delivered on all the promise they hold out on functionality, design and features. Considering that the Android operating system is one of the most popular ones in the world today, keeping track of this phone is not only essential but also something that is easily done. The Android operating system helps a device in getting tracked easily and this is done with the help of SamsungDive and Google. Here’s taking a look at how tracking works with Samsung devices.
What do you get with SamsungDive?
- Track your mobile phone
- Lock your mobile in case it gets in the wrong hands
- Ring your mobile phone to be able to locate it easily
- See your calls or messages remotely for the last 7 days
- See your call logs remotely
- Wipe the data from your Samsung device, if you possess sensitive data and you don’t want it to wind up in the wrong hands
How does it work?
Samsung has allowed its users to access an online mobile security service which has an easy to use web interface. Using this interface, you can register a whole range of smartphones and tablets. This service comes free of cost to Samsung users and with the use of GPS radio, WiFi and even the service provider’s 3G network, SamsungDive can help track a Samsung device.
In three short steps, you can get your Samsung device registered and “trackable”. The very first step is to get the Samsung account registered. A Samsung account can be created for the first time user by accessing https://account.samsung.com/account/signIn.do. To use the SamsungDive services, you have to be logged into two accounts – first would be the SamsungDive account and the second the Google account. Once this has been done, you will have to select “menu” and then select “settings”. From here, select “accounts and sync” and then “add account”. Once you have come up to this point, select “Samsung account”.
The second phase of tracking the Samsung device is to activate what is known as remote controls. This is done by first checking if Remote Controls have been enabled already. Incidentally, in some of the Samsung models, the same aspect is called Remote Functions. When you sign up for a Samsung account, the Remote Controls will also be automatically enabled but if this is not done, you can do so manually too or even follow this path to ensure that Remote Controls have been enabled. Select “menu” and go to “settings”. From here go to “location and security” and then on to “find my mobile”. Once you have reached this stage, you can input your account password for the Samsung account.
The third stage is using these remote controls on the website. You will have to give Google permission to collect user location. This has to be enabled by going to “main menu”, “setting”, “location and security” and then “my location” where “use wireless networks” needs to be enabled. Some of the commands that can be used by the Samsung device owner isTrack My Mobile which will use Google Maps to identify your device. One of the ways in which to do this is to enable tracking every 15 minutes.
Can I track other peoples phones too?
With a Samsung account on SamsungDive you can track your phone if you lose or misplace it. However, if you are interested to track other Samsung phones, that are not in your possession, the best option would be to get other apps/services that are specifically designed for this purpose and that work with Android smartphones. We recommend: Lociloci (works with all phones) and Google Latitude (works very well with Android).
Most such options like Lociloci and Google Latitude require consent. That is, to track another person’s mobile phone, you will need to send a text message to the target phone and ask for approval of the individual. Alternatively, if you know the passwords to the Samsung and Google accounts, then you can use the same to track another mobile phone as well.
Benefits of using tracking software for Samsung devices
This list can get pretty long and exhaustive! But to focus on the main benefits and the answers to “why would you want to track a Samsung device?”:
Security of the device
You can not only pinpoint the location of your device in case it gets misplaced or stolen but you can also carry out a remote lock and even a data wipe operation to prevent any unauthorized and illegal access to the information on the device. This will also help in recovering a stolen device or lost mobile phone.
A concerned parent will no longer have to worry about his or her children with the tracking capability. He will know where his kids are throughout the day.
Keeping track of employee movement
For an employer, one of the ways he can ensure that employee productivity remains high is by tracking the mobile phone issued by the company. For instance, if one is talking about an employee who is doing delivery rounds, then by tracking the mobile phone, an employee will come to know about deviations from the accepted route.