Android acquires a top feature, You can now find a lost smartphone without the Internet
Android has long had a useful Find My Device feature that allows you to track the location of a smartphone and find it if it is stolen or lost. However, this feature in its current form has a serious drawback – it simply does not work if the device is not connected to the Internet.
Fortunately, Google has decided to work on the completion of Find My Device and promises that soon it will be possible to find gadgets with its help even without connecting to the global network. To do this, Android smartphones will learn to exchange signals with other nearby devices via Bluetooth.
Google promises that such an exchange will be completely secure – all data will be transmitted in encrypted form, so smartphone owners will not be able to find out which devices are nearby. Actually, the idea of such an “exchange” is not new; Apple uses something similar in its gadgets.
A new feature in Find My Device should go live with the December Android security update. And the notes indicate that for its operation, the Google Play service version 49.22 of 12/08/2022 is required.