Samsung Find App Introduced as Standalone in One UI 6.1 with Galaxy S24 Series

What you should know

  • One UI 6.1 introduced a new standalone app called Samsung Find, which replaces the Find feature within the SmartThings app.
  • The Samsung Find app offers an enriched experience with additional features beyond the SmartThings app’s capabilities, including tabs for People, Items, and Devices.
  • The Samsung Find app currently lacks the “notify when left behind” feature, which is present in the SmartThings app. This feature is expected to be added in future updates.
  • The Samsung Find app will come pre-installed on the Galaxy S24 series, and is available for download from the Galaxy Store for those who update to the latest One UI 6.1.

Full Story

Last week, One UI 6.1 made its grand entrance with the Galaxy S24 series. It brought along some pretty noteworthy changes. The most striking one? The way it’s integrating AI into many of its features.

Samsung also made a significant shift. They decided to stop relying solely on the Find feature within SmartThings. Instead, they introduced a standalone app.

If you’re used to tracking your Samsung SmartTags through the SmartThings app, buckle up. Change is here. The familiar Find feature within SmartThings? It’s been replaced. Now, there’s a new standalone app called Samsung Find. Mishaal Rahman highlighted this in a recent post on X (as reported by 9to5Google).

Samsung Find isn’t just another app. It comes preloaded on the #GalaxyS24    series. This dedicated app offers a map view of your Galaxy devices on the SmartThings Find network. Plus, you can track items you’ve attached your Galaxy SmartTag trackers to. Neat, huh?

The Samsung Find app has three tabs: People,… (insert tweet here). Unlike its predecessor, Samsung Find offers an enriched experience. It has additional features that go beyond the SmartThings app’s capabilities.

The app structure? Still familiar. It features tabs with a map in the upper segment. And it’s not just for SmartTags. The app also accommodates People and Items tabs alongside the Devices tab. The Devices tab conveniently displays trackers, phones, and watches. The People tab? It lets users track the locations of friends and family (with their consent, of course).

But there’s a catch. Rahman’s post indicates that the Samsung Find app currently lacks the “notify when left behind” feature. This feature stops users from leaving their devices behind. It’s present in the SmartThings app and is expected to be added to the Samsung Find app in future updates.

Despite the new Samsung Find app, it seems the SmartThings app isn’t entirely letting go of the Find feature just yet. The standalone app’s presence on Galaxy devices suggests a potential shift away from the SmartThings app in the future.

For now, the Samsung Find app will come pre-installed on the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra. Got a Galaxy device and updated to the latest One UI 6.1? You can download it from the Galaxy Store.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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