How to use your Apple Watch to Ping your iPhone?

How to use your Apple Watch to Ping your iPhone

How to use your Apple Watch to Ping your iPhone? If you lose your iPhone and have an Apple Watch connected to it, you can use your watch to help you find it. Continue reading to find out how.

A “Ping My iPhone” button in the Control Centre allows you to locate your iPhone using your Apple Watch. Tapping the button causes your iPhone to generate an audible tone, making it easier to locate.

The feature is only available if your iPhone and Apple Watch are within Bluetooth range of each other and/or are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If you believe your iPhone is further away, use the Find My iPhone app instead.

How to use your Apple Watch to Ping your iPhone?

  1. Swipe up from the watch face on your Apple Watch (or click the Side button if you’re running watchOS 10 or later).
  2. To ping your iPhone, tap the phone symbol in the Control Centre.
  3. If you’re in a dimly lit area, touch and hold the phone icon to ping the iPhone while also flashing its torch.

If your iPhone is running iOS 17 or later, you can do the converse and use your iPhone to ping a missing iWatch.

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