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How to set up Samsung Find My Phone

How to set up Samsung Find My Phone

Samsung Find My Phone takes a few minutes to set up and will allow you to remotely lock your device, block access to Samsung Pay and even wipe data from your device in the unfortunate case that it is lost or stolen.

Samsung Find My Phone

1) Head to your settings via the homescreen

2) Tap the ‘Lock screen and security’ icon

3) Go to ‘Find My Mobile’

4) Tap ‘Samsung account’

5) Enter your Samsung account details

How it works

Once set up, you’ll be able to use Find My Phone to locate your device and make your phone ring at its maximum volume if it’s nearby. While you’re on the hunt, you can remotely lock the screen to automatically lock Samsung Pay as well as the power button, and check the call logs for up to 50 missed calls.

Samsung Find My Phone

Better yet, you can even set a notification so when someone changes the SIM card on your lost device, you can find out the new number at the Find My Mobile website. You can also register a family member, colleague or friend as a ‘guardian’ at Find My Mobile, allowing them to locate your device, make your phone ring and activate Emergency mode.

At CMM we offer a free service which includes being able to lock and wipe devices, as well as an Enterprise version for ultimate control and security of your business mobiles – with a free 14 day trial available. Click here to find out more.

Samsung Pay now available in the UK

Samsung Pay now available in the UK

As of May 16th, Samsung users will be pleased to know Samsung Pay is now available as a contactless mobile payment service in the UK – a year after the release of Google’s Android Pay and two years behind Apple Pay.

Compatible devices

Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy A3 & Galaxy A5 (2017) and the J series (2017).

Credit and Debit cards

MasterCard or Visa Cards by mbna, Nationwide, HSBC, First Direct, M&S Bank or Santander can be added to the Pay feature, with Samsung due to partner with more banks and building societies in the future. Up to 10 payment cards can be uploaded and you’ll be able to choose and change your default card as you wish.

Samsung Pay - S8 with Santander card

You can also upload up to 300 loyalty cards at selected merchants in the UK allowing you to accumulate and redeem points. And you can set up a card as a ‘transport card’ to use on TfL (Transport for London) services. Included services are the Tube, London Buses, London Trams, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line, River Bus and most National Rail services in London. With the transport card you can simply touch the middle section of your phone against the card reader without the need to wake your device or verify with a fingerprint, iris scanner or PIN. Not only will this give you a shortcut when you’re running late for your train but it’s also covered by the same fraud protection that your bank gives your credit and debit cards so you can pay confidently even without the verification process.

Security features

When it comes to other cards you’ll be able to authenticate transactions by your fingerprint, pin number or iris scanner. In the unfortunate case that your device is lost or stolen, you’ll be able to remotely lock or erase your Samsung Pay account with Find My Mobile. Samsung’s Knox technology is also in place to constantly monitor your phone ensuring your information is safe, while tokenization creates a unique randomised set of numbers at each new transaction so your real card number is never used from your phone.

How to use Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay can be downloaded from the Samsung Galaxy Apps store. Once you’ve signed into your account, you’ll go through the security authentication process – scanning your fingerprint or iris and entering a pin. To add your cards you’ll need to snap a picture and provide your signature where necessary then you’re ready to use the new service virtually anywhere you can tap your contactless card – however it’s worth noting a limit of £30 may apply depending on merchant policies. As long as you have an internet connection you’ll receive a push notification to your phone after each transaction so you can keep track of all your transactions – you can also do so via the app for each card by tapping on it.

How to use Samsung Screen Mirroring

How to use Samsung Screen Mirroring

Screen mirroring gives you the ability to mirror your Samsung device’s content to your TV screen. Follow our quick guide below to open the connection for screen mirroring on both your Samsung smartphone or tablet and your TV.

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Getting started

Older Samsung devices or those running on operating systems before Android 4.1.12 may not feature Screen Mirroring. To check, pull down the extended notification menu from your home screen to see if your device has the ‘Screen Mirroring’ or ‘Smart View’ function. If your device does not have the feature, you can still connect via Quick Connect.

Compatible devices

Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S III , Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Camera,  Samsung 8” Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1”, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1″ 2014 Edition.

Preparing your Samsung TV

Method 1:

1) Press the Source button your remote

2) Navigate to the Screen Mirroring source

3) Your TV will now display a screen informing you that it is waiting for your device to be connected. The screen will be displayed until your device is connected. We recommend you have your device on hand as the scan will time out if you haven’t connected your device within 2 minutes.

Method 2:

1) Select Menu on your remote

2) Scroll down to Network & press Select

3) Scroll down to Screen Mirroring and press Select

Preparing your Samsung smartphone

1) Pull down the extended notification menu from your home screen

2) Tap Screen Mirroring

3) Your device will starting scanning for TV’s and other devices that can be used for mirroring. Tap the TV/device that you wish to connect to.

Why use Screen Mirroring?

  • You’ll be able to show pictures stored on your tablet or smartphone, offering easy viewing for larger audiences, whether that be colleagues, family or friends.
  • Watch videos directly from your external device or from apps.
  • Enjoy better sound by playing music through your TV’s speakers instead of your external device’s.

Samsung reveals new Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung reveals new Galaxy Tab S3

It was expected that Samsung would release it’s next flagship smartphone in line – the S8, at this year’s mobile congress, instead they unveiled their new Galaxy Tab S3, with all new features.

Design

The S3 carries a similar design to it’s predecessor, the S2, with rounded corners, a metal frame and a fingerprint sensor placed within the home button on the front of the device. However, for the first time, Samsung’s tablet features a glass back. Although the durability may be questionable, it’s safe to say the new glossy, glass body does offer a far more premium look compared to it’s previous tablets. When it comes to viewing, the Tab S3 sports a 9.7″ QXGA sAMOLED display for a notably bright experience, not to mention the HDR video playback capabilities. Further new features include USB Type-C offering far more power, a keyboard port for Samsung’s new keyboard, S Pen functionality (with an S pen included) and quad-stero speakers tuned by AKG by Harman.

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Key Specs

CPU is 18%  faster than previous model
GPU offers 3x faster graphics than previous model

  • Snapdragon 820 CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 9.7-inch QXGA, Super AMOLED display
  • 6000mAh battery offering 12 hours play back
  • 13-megapixel
  • 5-megapixel front cameras
  • Android 7.0 with Samsung Touchwiz OS

Features

S Pen Functionality

The appearance of an S Pen Stylus that have previously featured in Samsung’s Note series phablets is definitely a bonus for Galaxy Tab users. And better yet, the S pen has been given a re-design, with the need for recharging removed and the tip narrowed to 0.7mm for clearer, more natural handwriting. You’ll be able to use the stylus with Galaxy Notes, PEN.UP or even for composing in Samsung’s Soundcamp.

Example of PEN.UP main page

Keyboard

Samsung has introduced a dedicated keyboard for the Tab S3 that can be plugged directly into the tablet for quick connectivity. The keyboard layout is designed specifically to optimise easy typing and reduce typos.  However, unlike the S Pen, the keyboards are sold separately.

Four Speakers

Samsung has collaborated with AKG’s sound engineers, the Australian manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless audio systems, to provide crisp and clear sound, that comes from each corner of the screen. So whether you’re holding the S3 vertically or horizontally, the sound will not be compromised.

Galaxy Game Launcher

Samsung’s Galaxy Game Launcher has been optimised for the S3’s screen, offering Power Saver mode, Game Broadcasting, and Mute Games and Ongoing Calls mode.

Samsung Flow & Samsung Cloud

Finally, Samsung’s new S3 features Samsung Flow that allows you to sent content from your phone to the tab S3. Offering you the ability to keep track of your mobile notifications without picking up your phone and to view your content on the larger 9.7″ display.  While Samsung Cloud offers 15GB of free storage.

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Samsung’s smart aid for the visually impaired

Samsung’s smart aid for the visually impaired

Samsung is due to show case their new augmented and virtual reality projects at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, later this month, including a smart aid for the visually impaired. The aid also know as ‘Relúmĭno’, will help the visually impaired to watch TV without the need for expensive visual aids.

It works alongside Samsung’s Gear Virtual Reality headset and a mobile app, to enable users to read books and watch TV with better clarity. The app inserts into the Gear VR which enhances the quality of visuals and even text on screen. Blind spots can also be remapped by displacing images and distorted images caused by metamorphosia can be corrected using an Amlser grid.

Alongside Relúmĭno, Samsung is also expected to unveil Monitorless – a pair of glasses that supports both AR and VR, VuildUs – an app that allows you to what furniture looks like in the house before you buy it and finally traVRer –  a 360-degree platform that will let you “experience realistic virtual travel before and after a real-life trip”.

Watch this space for more.

Samsung Galaxy A Series available in the UK

Samsung Galaxy A Series available in the UK

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Peach Cloud, Black Sky

Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 are now available for purchase in the UK. The handsets come in two sizes, the A3 features a 4.7 inch screen and the A5 features a 5.2 inch screen both of which are Super AMOLED. While the rear of both variants features a highly resistant 3D curved back, equipped with IP68 for protection against liquids and dust.

Both devices run on Android Marshmallow and feature enhanced front and rear cameras as auto focus speeds and low light conditions images have been improved.

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Blue Mist, Gold Sand

The A5 has a 16MP camera on the front and the rear and the A3 has a 13MP image on the back and an eight MP camera on the front.

Under the hood, the A5 packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. While the A3 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage behind a 2,350 mAh battery. Both handsets feature Micro SD slots for additional storage – up to 256GB!

Both devices are available in Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud.

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