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Which devices work with Samsung Galaxy SmartTags?

Can Samsung Smart Tag work with other devices?

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UPDATE 10/05/2023: The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag2 is now out, and we’ve updated the compatibility lists below.

If you’re considering buying a Samsung SmartTag, SmartTag2, or SmartTag+, you’ll want to know if they will work with your current devices.

After all, buying a Bluetooth tracker that doesn’t work with the smartphone you have is frustrating at best.

We’ll show you which devices are compatible.

Samsung Galaxy SmartTags compatibility

Samsung Galaxy SmartTag
4.0
$65.90

Galaxy SmartTag is a small, Bluetooth-enabled tracking device designed to help you locate lost or misplaced items. You can attach it to your keys, backpack, or any other item you frequently misplace and then use your smartphone to locate the SmartTag when needed. 

What We Like:
  • Long battery life and easy-to-replace battery
  • You can attach it to your keys, backpack, or any other item you frequently misplace
  • Offline finding mode that uses nearby Galaxy smartphones to locate lost items even when they're out of Bluetooth range
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02/29/2024 03:09 am GMT

Samsung introduced two types of trackers back in 2021: SmartTag and SmartTag+. These trackers work exclusively with Samsung Galaxy devices.

However, not every Galaxy device works with each SmartTag.

The base Galaxy SmartTag is compatible with almost all Samsung Galaxy phones released recently. They must have 2GB of RAM, and run Android 8.0 (Oreo) or higher.

Phone screen showing specs

The Samsung SmartTag+ and SmartTag2 also work with these Galaxy phones, but there is a catch. You will not be able to use one particularly helpful feature: UWB-powered AR Finding.

Only a handful of Samsung Galaxy phones currently support ultra-wideband (UWB).

Model
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Galaxy S21+
Galaxy S21 Ultra
Z Fold 2
Z Fold 3
Z Fold 4
Z Fold 5
Galaxy S22 Ultra
Galaxy S22+
Galaxy S23+
Galaxy S23 Ultra

Your Galaxy device must also support Android 11 or higher to use the AR Finding Feature. 

What about other Android Devices? 

Do Samsung SmartTags work with other Android devices?

Nope, Samsung SmartTag, SmartTag2 and SmartTag+ are not compatible with other Android phones, including devices from Google, LG, Motorola, and more. 

Galaxy SmartTags also won’t work with iPhones or iOS devices.

If you want to invest in a personal tracker that works with both iOS and Android, the best option is Tile.

Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker
$24.88

The Tile Mate is one of the best tracking chips that works with both Android and iOS, so you can find your missing items whatever smartphone you use.

What We Like:
  • Works with iOS and Android
  • Long battery life
  • Water resistant
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02/28/2024 10:11 pm GMT

Galaxy SmartTags are designed for Galaxy users

Samsung SmartTag, SmartTag2, and SmartTag+ are designed to work exclusively within the Galaxy ecosystem.

That’s not the norm for Android accessories, which are usually created to work with any phone running Android.

Clearly, Samsung wants to go up against the mighty AirTag, which only works with iOS devices. If any Android manufacturer has enough name recognition to do so, it’s Samsung.

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