How to Ping Apple Watch From iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Ping Apple Watch From iPhone

If you own both an Apple Watch and an iPhone, you may find it convenient to ping your Apple Watch from your iPhone to locate it easily. This feature can be especially useful if you often misplace your watch around the house or in other places.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the simple steps to ping your Apple Watch from your iPhone.

Step 1: Ensure Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled

Before you begin, make sure that both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled on both your iPhone and Apple Watch. These two technologies are essential for establishing a connection between the devices.

Step 2: Unlock your iPhone

To begin the pinging process, unlock your iPhone by entering your passcode or using Face ID or Touch ID.

Step 3: Open the Find My app

Once you have unlocked your iPhone, locate and open the Find My app. This app allows you to track the location of all your Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and of course, Apple Watches.

Step 4: Select your Apple Watch from the list of devices

In the Find My app, you will see a list of all the devices associated with your Apple ID. Scroll through the list and select your Apple Watch by tapping on its name.

Step 5: Tap on “Play Sound”

After selecting your Apple Watch from the list of devices, a new window will appear with various options. Among these options is one called “Play Sound.”

Tap on this option to initiate the ping on your Apple Watch.

Step 6: Listen for the ping

Once you have tapped on “Play Sound,” your Apple Watch will emit a pinging sound to help you locate it. Listen carefully and follow the sound until you find your watch.

Step 7: Stop the ping

Once you have located your Apple Watch, you can stop the pinging sound by pressing any button on the watch or tapping on the screen.


  • Make sure your iPhone and Apple Watch are within Bluetooth range for the ping to work effectively.
  • If your iPhone is in silent mode, the ping sound on your Apple Watch may be muted. Ensure that both devices are not in silent mode for best results.
  • The Find My app also provides additional features like displaying the last known location of your Apple Watch and enabling Lost Mode to lock it remotely if it is lost or stolen.

With these simple steps, you can easily ping your Apple Watch from your iPhone whenever you need to locate it quickly. This feature is a handy tool for anyone who often misplaces their watch or wants an easy way to find it without much hassle.

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