Tips & Tricks

Can my Galaxy Watch find my phone? Of course it can!

You can do a lot of things on your Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active. Finding your misplaced phone is one of them. If you have paired the devices together, using your Galaxy Watch to find your phone is easier than you might think.

The app to do that is already pre-installed on your smartwatch so this functionality works out of the box. You just need to follow a couple of steps and that’s about it. The feature certainly comes in handy particularly if you have a habit of misplacing your phone.

Can my Galaxy Watch find my phone?

Yes, your Galaxy Watch can find your phone. It can do that even if it’s not paired with your phone over Bluetooth. In that case, it uses Wi-Fi to remotely connect to the phone. That’s similar to using Samsung’s Find My Phone feature.

Can my Galaxy Watch find my phone

To do that, simply launch the Find My Phone app on your Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Watch Active. Tap on the Start button and if the devices are paired over Bluetooth, it will immediately start looking for the phone. You’ll see a “Finding my phone” screen on the handset as it vibrates and rings at full volume.

You can still use your Galaxy Watch to find your phone even when it’s out of Bluetooth range. Connect it to a Wi-Fi network and perform the same steps. The app will inform you that the process could take some time as it will try to search for the phone remotely. The Locate phone option can also be used in both cases to get an approximate location of the handset.

The feature will obviously not be of much use if your smartphone is turned off or in airplane mode. Advanced functionality such as remote wiping of the handset’s data is also not possible from the smartwatch version of the Find My Phone app. That doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a neat feature to have on your smartwatch and it works very well.

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locarno
locarno

Nothing new. I already knew about this feature.

Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s such a handy tool. I use it more times than I want to admit on my Gear S3. Though to be honest, I tend to use find my watch, more than find my phone! Lol

gourav92
gourav92

can it get update like samsung active ?

Biransahin
Biransahin

What do you mean? Sorry friend, I don’t understand your question.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Ohh, do you mean normal software updates? Of course it will get updates. Galaxy Watch is a new device. I have my Gear S3 Frontier more than 3 years now, and it still gets updates, though it did get its last update to Tizen 4. It probably won’t get Tizen 5 like the Active and the Galaxy Watch.