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How to ping your Apple Watch?

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Apple is known to enter product categories and totally dominate them over time. The same is true with the smartwatch space as the Apple Watch is one of the best-selling smartwatches ever to release, in addition to being great devices that work as a companion to your phone and sometimes even replace it entirely. 

However, one disadvantage of having such a small device is that it can get lost easily. Apple Watches aren’t exactly cheap, so losing one would naturally upset anyone. Luckily, Apple’s Find My network can come in really handy in such situations. In this article, we’re talking about how you can ping your Apple Watch using your iPhone. 

Also read: How to find Apple Watch if it is dead?

Pinging your Apple Watch

Pinging your Apple Watch from your iPhone is just a matter of a few taps. Here’s what you need to do. 

  • Open the Find My app on your iPhone and head over to the Devices tab.
  • Tap your Apple Watch under the list of devices. 
  • Tap Play Sound. 

As soon as you tap the Play Sound option, your Apple Watch should start ringing, alerting you of its position if it’s nearby. If it’s not, you can still see the watch’s last known location on the map and track it down. Once you find it, you can tap the Dismiss button in the Find My app to stop the sound. 

Problems you can face when pinging your Apple Watch

Do keep in mind that just like every other piece of software, the Find My app isn’t perfect and can run into bugs or glitches from time to time. In case you don’t hear your Apple Watch ringing or it doesn’t show up in your Find My app, make sure that you

  • Pair your iPhone and Apple Watch
  • Get both devices on the same iCloud account
  • Enable Find My iPhone and Find My Apple Watch
  • Make sure that both devices have network connectivity (cellular or WiFi)

Also read: How to charge Apple Watch without charger? 


Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: [email protected].