We are not sure if all of the Samsung Galaxy phone users were aware of this, but they should. We are referring to its Remote Control, the ability of the phone to be controlled remotely from a different device, in this case, a browser. Using the SamsungDive website, the website Samsung had provided to remotely access our phones, we can track and find our phone from any browser, in any computer or devices with internet connection. It's not just tracking the location of our phone, but not limited to remotely locking/unlocking it, clean-wipe it, and monitor call logs.
Okay, so how are we going to use the built-in Remote Control of our Samsung Galaxy phones?
The step by steps of activating the Remote Control of our Samsung phones depends per phone. You can find the instructions per phone in this page. But for the sake of all, here is the summary of the steps that will activate the Remote Control.
1. Register your phone to Samsung and create a Samsung account if you don't have one. For sure some of us has not yet done this, but we strongly recommend you do this, especially if your phone is under warranty. And with the warranty in mind, you know what we mean. This is a requirement in order to use the Remote Control and use the SamsungDive website. A username and password are needed to access the website. It will also send the model of the phone we are using to their website, and SamsungDive will adjust to the contents it will show. For Android users, a Google account is also required, as this is mandatory to be able to use the Google services the Android OS offers. To create the Samsung and Google Account, go to Settings > Accounts and Sync > Tap on Add account button > Select Samsung Account or Google > Tap on Sign up button to create one or provide your credentials if you have one. Follow the instructions on the next screens until Samsung account is listed in your accounts list. This will automatically sync information to their servers.
2. Activate the Remote Control feature. To activate this in an Android phone, go to Settings > Location and Security and check the Remote controls option. In connection to this, you should activate the screen lock to avoid changing this setting. Go to Settings > Location and Security > Set screen lock. There are some features in SamsungDive that will be enabled if you agree to allow Google to collect location information from you. To check this, go to Settings > Location and Security > My Location.
3. Login to SamsungDive to remote control your phone. Using your other phone or computer's internet browser, go to SamsungDive (see the top-most photo in this blog) to login to your Samsung Account. Once you had entered your account, you will be able to control your device remotely using the options listed in the left side of the page.
The functions listed on the left side of the home page differs from each device. Better check this page to see the functions available to your device and the instructions on how to use them. In the photo above, it shows the most functions that exist across devices.
Why are we discussing this if we had installed an app that will do the job?
The best reason we had shared this is because we wanted to be more efficient in our phone's resources - memory, processor, and battery--we may want to save more files or install apps in our phone, run other apps that we want or use, and avoid fast battery drain. Most of the popular antivirus includes these remote control feature, it may be much more security-feature-packed, or maybe a stand-alone app that does it all. But surely, it is much more resource-eater. Instead of installing those apps, you may select a lightweight but efficient antivirus and anti-malware, then for the remote control, use the SamsungDive. It may not have all the features others are providing, but it serves you the most tools you will need in order to control and find your phone remotely. This will avoid phone lagging, since it doesn't eat up much of your phone's resources.
If you are looking for some ways to be more efficient with your phone's resources, this article could help you.
One of the problems all users should anticipate is losing their phone. Being ready won't hurt us, but it will benefit us when the time comes. By using this built-in security feature in Samsung phone will not only help ourselves remotely control your phone during crisis, but help to become more efficient with our phone's resources. It is important that we discover those features our phones deliver in order to achieve the ultimate experience we wanted from it efficiently and effectively.