SOLVED! - Find My Mobile Keeps Popping Up

If Find My Mobile keeps popping up on your Samsung phone, the notifications settings of Find My Mobile could be at fault and you should reconfigure them. In the case that the issue persists, you should consider uninstalling Find My Mobile updates. New to Samsung and don’t know what must be done? Then it’s highly likely that you would find this article helpful.


Despite its importance on Samsung phones, Find My Mobile could still act up from time to time. Once it comes to Find My Mobile popping up from time to time, you should give these suspects some thought:

  • Notification settings.
  • Updates.

A Few Fixes 

  Reconfigure Notifications Settings

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Apps and choose Find My Mobile.
  • Step 2: Proceed to hit Find My Mobile settings.
  • Step 3: Click the three-dot icon on the top right, pick Notifications and toggle off the switch next to New features. Last but not least, restart your phone. 

Uninstall Updates

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Apps and choose Find My Mobile.
  • Step 2: Click the three-dot icon on the top right then pick Uninstall updates.
  • Step 3: Restart your phone. 

How To Make Android Phones Traceable

Find My Mobile (Samsung)

  • Step 1: Open Settings, hit Security and privacy then determine Find My Mobile is enabled. If Find My Mobile is disabled, enable it by toggling on the switch. 
  • Apps and choose Find My Mobile.
  • Step 2: Back out to Settings, select Apps and choose Find My Mobile.
  • Step 3: Hit Find My Mobile settings then toggle on the switches of Allow this phone to be found, Remote unlock, Send last location and Offline finding.

After you finish, you should be able to trace your Samsung phone in times of need. To locate the device, go through the steps down below:

  • Step 1: Go to a computer, launch the web browser and visit Samsung’s Find My Mobile site
  • Step 2: Enter your Samsung account and credentials.
  • Step 3: If the details check out, you will soon be taken to a page where you get to see your phone’s location will be shown on a map. There, you could click the pin icon to get the details of the location. Other options like Ring, Erase data, Back up… exist as well. 

Find My Device (Google) 

If your Android phone is not a Samsung model, Google’s Find My Device could help you trace your device. Here is what you must do:

  • Step 1: Open Google Play Store, look for Find My Device and install it.
  • Step 2: Launch Find My Device on your phone, enter your Google account and credentials then hit Sign in. 
  • Step 3: If prompted, allow Find My Device to access the device’s location.

Once Find My Device on your phone is up and running on your phone, you could locate the device via Google’s Find My Device site

  • Step 1: Go to a computer, launch the web browser, search for Find My Device and hit the top result. 
  • Step 2: Enter your Google account and credentials. 
  • Step 3: If the site manages to reach your phone, you should soon see the current location of the device, battery percentage and the name of the Wi-Fi network it is connected to. Other options that you could use include Play Sound, Secure Device and Erase Device. 

Location Icon Keeps Coming Up: Analysis

If you notice the presence of the location icon on the status bar, it means that an application is using your location details. To determine the exact app, open Settings, select Location and choose App permissions. Next, scan the time next to Last accessed under each of the apps to see which of them tap into your location details. Depending on the situation, you could revoke the location permission of an app by hitting it and ticking Don’t allow. 

Is It Necessary To Keep Location On?

A number of applications only work as expected if you turn on location. For instance, there is no way Find My Phone could work if you turn off location which prevents you from locating your phone when a need arises. Some users claim that turning on the location eats their battery but this cannot be entirely true. Your battery will only be used if another application is using the location services.

Keep in mind that you can turn off location at will by pulling down the notification bar and tapping the location icon. If your phone lacks such a shortcut, go to Settings, hit Location and turn off the switch.

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