Samsung recently released number of middle tier smartphones. These smartphones are little bit behind in the specs and hardware but they are up to date in the terms of software. This january, Samsung released latest iteration of Galaxy Alpha series including Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and A7. In this guide we will look into the methods that can be used to locate lost Galaxy Alpha.
Galaxy Alpha series is suitable for you if you dont want to spend much money on phone. The prices of Alpha series is very reasonable. The build quality is perfect like other Samsung smartphones. The design and look is good. Talking about the specs the latest iteration of Alpha phones are getting 16 Megapixel for both front and back camera. It has slot for microSD card. Running on Exynos Octa-core processor along with 3GB Ram. It has everything you need to use it as a daily use smartphone.
I know how frustrating it can be to lose your phone. In this era, all our notes and memories are stored in smartphone. From pictures to messages, you just can’t afford to lose anything. If its lost, it feels like a part of you is missing. To locate lost Galaxy Alpha there are two methods which can be really handy for you.
Locate Lost Galaxy Alpha Remotely:
There are two services that can be used to perform actions on your phone remotely and these services can also be used to locate lost Galaxy Alpha. I will be discussing them both in detail below. Each has its limitations. So if one doesnot works for you try the other method. First method requires you to have your primary account details, the one you used to set up your phone. Second method make use of Samsung’s Find my Mobile. You can use this service to locate lost Galaxy Alpha if you have ever used any Samsung Service on your phone like Galaxy Games.
Locate lost Galaxy Alpha A3 A5 A7 or A9 using Android Device Manager:
First, We will cover a service that is present in every Android device. It allows you to perform number of functions on your phone remotely. It has a limitation that your phone must be connected to the internet in order to locate it.
Android Device Manager allows you to locate lost Galaxy Alpha and display its location on Google Maps. It also lets you perform number of other features on your phone remotely.
In the case where your device is stolen. You can either Lock it or Erase all the contents within. The lock option automatically generates a new passcode and locks your device so if your device is with someone who actually knows the passcode, the person still wont be able to get inside of it. The erase option lets you factory wipe your entire data in case you are worried about your private data falling into the wrong hands.
The last option lets you ring your phone even if its silent. This option can be used in a case: when your device is on silent and you forgot where you put it. So instead of tearing the entire place upside down just to find your lost Galaxy Alpha, you can now always log in to Android device manager and ring your device. Choosing to ring will ring your device for 5 minutes at the maximum volume. Once located, you can turn of the ring by pressing and holding the power button for a little over than 2 seconds.
How to Use Android Device Manager to Locate Lost Galaxy Alpha:
- First of all, go to the website of Android device manager or download its app on a smartphone with internet access.
- Enter your Gmail account credentials.
- Now you will see location of your phone on Google maps like in the screenshot below.
- Along with locating your lost phone you can either erase it, lock it or make it ring.
If this method did not help you to locate lost Galaxy Alpha. Move on to the procedure below, it makes use of Samsung’s built in service to track lost phone.
Locate lost Galaxy Alpha using Samsung Find My Mobile:
In order to use Samsung find my mobile, you will have to have Samsung account. It has number of useful features which are as below:
- You can delete all the registered cards and payment methods from your lost Galaxy Alpha.
- You can use this method to lock or unlock your phone.
- It can be used to make your phone ring at high volume even if it is on silent.
- You can also retrieve call logs from your phone remotely.
- It also allows you to completely wipe your phone data.
Now lets see how to use Find my mobile to locate lost Galaxy Alpha:
- First of all go to Samsung find my mobile.
- Click on Sign in.
- Enter your samsung account credentials. If you dont remember the login details. Use “Forget ID/Password” option to retrieve your details.
- Log in using your ID and password.
- Once logged in you will see location of your phone on Google maps.
- You will also see number of other features that can you perform on your phone remotely using this service.
That is all from our side. Each method to locate lost Galaxy Alpha has its limitations, both methods require your phone to be connected with the internet in order to find its location and track it if it’s stolen. There are number of apps present in the play store which allows you to track location of your lost phone using SMS service. Those apps have to be preinstalled on your phone before it is lost.
I know the pain of losing a smartphone, as it has all the memories. Best approach is to always have a backup of your personal data along with pictures and videos. Always use a password on your phone so if anyone gets his hand on your phone. That person wont be able to access your personal stuff.
I hope this guide helps you to locate lost Galaxy Alpha. If you have any questions or queries, feel free to ask me in the comments.