How to Find Your Lost iPhone Using Apple Watch

How to Find Your Lost iPhone Using Apple Watch

* This post is part of iPhone Life's Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

We’ve all misplaced our iPhones at one point or another. If you lose your iPhone somewhere in your house, you can easily locate it using the pinging service included on Apple Watch. Finding your iPhone using Apple Watch takes seconds; it’s way better than rummaging around in the couch cushions. Here’s how to find your lost iPhone using Apple Watch.

Related: 15 Apple Watch Tips That’ll Make You A Pro

The one catch is that your iPhone has to be in Bluetooth range of your Apple Watch. So if it’s misplaced somewhere in your house or car, the Apple Watch will have no problem helping you locate your iPhone. However, if you think you’ve left it somewhere else, you’ll want to use iCloud to locate your missing iPhone.

To find your lost iPhone using Apple Watch:

  • Swipe up on the watch face to open glances.

  • Swipe through until you come to the Settings glance.

How to Find Your Lost iPhone Using Apple Watch
How to Find Your Lost iPhone Using Apple Watch
  • You’ll see a phone icon, tap it. Your iPhone will send out a loud pinging noise.

How to Find Your Lost iPhone Using Apple Watch
Follow the sound and you’ll find your missing iPhone!

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on iPhoneLife.com! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.