How to Use Your Apple Watch to Find Your iPhone

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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:

  1. Swipe up on the Apple Watch face (the screen that shows the time and has complications). This brings up the Control Center.
  2. Tap the “Ping iPhoneicon pictured below.
  3. 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:

  1. Follow step 1 above,
  2. 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.


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