No one wants to lose their precious devices like Apple Watch? However, there are sometimes unexpected things happening in life, so it always pays to be extra cautious.
What if you have found yourself on the wrong side and are looking for a way to track your Apple Watch? You should not worry. With Apple’s security feature, it can let you not only know the current location of your Watch but also enter it into lost mode. Here is how to do it.
How to Use “Find My iPhone” to Locate Your Lost Apple Watch
When Find My Watch feature is activated, your Watch will automatically be protected by Activation Lock. So, it requires entering your Apple ID & password to erase the Watch or pair it with another iOS device. However, to use this security feature, your Watch must be running on watchOS 2 or later.
Both the Find My iPhone app and icloud.com website can allow you to find your wearable device.
On your iOS device:
Step 1: Open Find My iPhone app on your iPhone/iPad
Step 2: Log in your Apple ID and password.
Step 3: Tap on your Apple Watch.
Note: You can also open your Watch app on your iPhone and move to My Watch tab → Apple Watch icon → tap on “i” button to open Find My Apple Watch.
On your computer:
Step 1: Launch any web browser and visit iCloud.com then log in your Apple ID.
Step 2: Click on Find iPhone.
Step 3: Choose All Devices and click on your Apple Watch.
You should now see the location of your Watch on the map. Play a sound on it if it’s nearby. After you have found your watch, you can tap on Dismiss to stop it from playing the sound.
However, note that if your Watch is not connected to Wi-Fi, cellular data or paired you’re your iPhone, it does not appear on the map.
Also read: Common Apple Watch Problems And Their Fixes
How to Put your Watch in Lost Mode
What to do if your lost Apple Watch doesn’t appear on the Map? So if you want to prevent anyone from using your Watch, you should enter lost mode on your device. There is also an option for sending a message with your phone number so that if anyone finds your missing watch, he/she can contact you.
Step 1: Launch Find My iPhone and log in your account. Next, tap on Apple Watch and choose Lost Mode.
Step 2: On your iPhone, confirm that you want to lock your watch by tapping on Turn on Lost Mode.
Step 3: Enter a phone number and tap on Next.
Step 4: Enter a custom message that you want to show on the Watch screen.
“Find My iPhone” app will then send you an email to confirm that your Apple Watch is already in Lost Mode.
You can also visit the iCloud.com to put your Watch in the Lost mode. Head to icloud.com, log in your account → choose Find iPhone → All Devices → Apple Watch → click on Lost Mode option
Now, simply type in a short message along with your phone number. Finally, click on Done.
That’s how you can locate your Apple Watch with “Find My iPhone”. Let’s know in the comment below.