We all did it. Put your own iPhone down and then forgot where it is. Fortunately, if you have an Apple Watch with watchOS 7 and also iOS 14, there are a couple of ways to find your misplaced device.
Find your iPhone With your Apple Watch
How does it work:
- Swipe up on the Apple Watch face (the screen that shows the time and has complications). This brings up the Control Center.
- Tap the “Ping iPhoneicon pictured below.
- Your iPhone it will then emit a sound, helping you locate it.
To make it even easier to find a lost device, you can also have the Apple Watch turn on the iPhone and blink while making the sound. To do so:
- Follow step 1 above,
- Press and hold the “Ping.” iPhoneicon.
This is a great accessibility feature for those who are deaf or have hearing loss. Even if you don’t, it’s a useful feature if you’ve lost your file iPhone in the darkness.