Samsung's crowdsourced location network now available to most

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We reported in August that Samsung was rolling out a crowdsourced location network using Bluetooth LE, to the hundreds of millions of Samsung smartphone users.

The technology allows members of the service to help find each other’s lost items, even when those items do not have a network connection (ie are off-line)

Samsung owners are being prompted to sign on for ‘Offline finding’, which not only helps them find their lost phone but also enrols them into becoming part of the crowdsourced finding network.

Samsung explains:

This will allow your phone to be found by other people’s Galaxy devices even when it’s not connected to a network. It will also allow your phone to be used to scan for lost Galaxy devices that may be nearby.

You can also find watches and earbuds if this was the last device they connected to.

The crowd part of the crowd-sourced location network has now gotten a lot bigger, with Samsung rolling out the Find My Mobile app to all Samsung Galaxy smartphones running Android 10+.

The feature was previously confined to only users in US and South Korea.

To access Find My Mobile, go to Settings > Biometrics and security. There, you can enable the new offline search feature.

Will our readers be joining the mesh? Let us know below.

via XDA-Dev

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