Samsung is preventing you from being tracked with its Galaxy SmartTag


Samsung announced that customers will soon be able to discover unknown Galaxy SmartTag trackers using the SmartThings Find service, which continues to evolve with improved privacy features and voice command updates.

According to Samsung, SmartThings Find now includes more than 70 million assistive devices, making it one of the fastest-growing services in this category, given that it was launched in January with the Galaxy S21 series. The feature called Unknown Tag Search is coming to the SmartThings app starting next week.

Users can scan the vicinity for any Samsung tracking devices that they do not own, but which are moving with them or are in the public surroundings. This feature is a huge safety gain, as it provides an easy way to ensure that no one is tracking you using a Samsung tracker that can fit in your backpack or coat pocket.

The move is intended for people who are concerned about the privacy or the security implications of trackers similar to Tile devices. Samsung also announced that its voice assistant, Bixby, is gaining the ability to find Samsung tracking devices. If you link the Samsung tracker to a specific item and name it, you will be able to use Bixby to find it.

Apple currently has a feature similar to the Unknown Tag Search feature in the beta version of iOS 14.5, and it appears to be compatible with the AirTags that have long been rumored about. And Galaxy SmartTag lets you identify lost devices using BLE and UWB, so you have to be close to them to track them in real-time.

However, the tracker that is not near you can still be identified by other Samsung devices in range, which can anonymously test SmartThings' network connectivity and notify you. SmartThings Find, a prominent feature of the SmartThings ecosystem, allows Galaxy users to quickly and easily locate Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and headphones.

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