Apart from other products of Apple like MacBook or iPhone, Apple Watch is becoming increasingly more popular. In fact, this smartwatch has been used for many purposes. You can do many things like getting filtered, replying messages or buying goods online. Furthermore, Apple Watch can be used effectively to find the position of your iPhone.
Although there are various ways to seek for the location of your iPhone such as via iCloud.com or on any other iOS device, it is far easier and more convenient to find your iPhone with the paired Apple Watch. The easiest way to find your iPhone is making a connection between your devices and sending signals so that your iPhone can ring out loud.
In order to use this function, you should turn on your phone and enable Bluetooth. In addition, your two devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Your Apple Watch can only find the iPhone that makes a pair with it, so you should not expect it to find other iPhones. Here is a step-by-step instruction to find your iPhone by Apple Watch.
Find your iPhone by making it ring
There are basically 3 steps to find out the position of your iPhone using your Apple Watch:
- Firstly, press on the “Digital Crown” button of your Apple Watch to back to the watch face.
- Secondly, use your index finger to swipe from the bottom up on the watch face. If your iPhone has been paired with your Apple Watch, you can see the word “Connected” in green color on the top.
- Look at the left corner in the bottom of your Watch, tap on “Find iPhone”. Your Watch will start connecting to your iPhone and find its position.
You can find out your iPhone by the ringtone. Your iPhone speaker will emit a loud sound so you can point out the location of it. Each time you tap on the button, the smartphone will ring for a few seconds. Therefore, keep tapping the button “Find iPhone” until you can track down your device.
Find your iPhone by the making it flash
If the sound is not loud enough for you to find your iPhone, just hold on the “Find iPhone” button on your Watch for about three seconds to keep the LED light flashing. There are five flashes in total, and at the same time, your phone will also ring aloud as well. It is a useful way because if your iPhone is in a dark place, a clear visual clue will be sent out so you can find it with ease.
Also see: How to Listen to Music on Apple Watch
Check the connection to the Apple Watch
There are three possibilities if the ping option is disabled. Maybe you are out of range of your iPhone. It can also since you don’t connect to your iPhone Bluetooth. Finally, it can even be since your Apple Watch and your iPhone are connected to different Wi-Fi. In that case, you can see on the top of the Control Center displaying “Disconnected”.
To make sure that your Apple Watch and your iPhone are connected well, you must enable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your iPhone. By the time seeking for the device, you must be connected to at least one of them.
By looking at the green phone icon on the Control Center of your Watch, you can check whether your Apple Watch and your iPhone are connected or not. Instead, if you see the Wi-Fi symbol, it means your devices are connected to a Wi-Fi network. In case your iPhone is in the same location, they could have been connected to the same Wi-Fi.
Using Apple Watch is a simple and quick way to find the location of your iPhone. However, it is only possible when you are in the range of the iPhone. On the other hand, when your iPhone is too far from you so you cannot seek for it easily, you need to use Find My iPhone app with the help of another iOS device, or you can also use iCloud to track it.