Apple is a leading tech company known for its quality products, mainly its Smartphones/ Computers and Gadgets. One type of such gadget is an Apple Watch. With great quality and features, this gadget can improve your life in extraordinary ways. Having thousands of apps in the Appstore, Apple Watch is the one of the best personal device for day to day use.
I often lose my Apple Watch, is it the same case with you? I guess so. We’ll you’re at the right place. In this short but perfect tutorial, I’m going to show you how to you can easily ping Apple Watch from iPhone or an iPad. And vice versa on how to ping iPhone from Apple Watch, just so you can save the hassle of asking your friends & family if they’ve seen your device.
What is Ping Apple Watch ?
Pinging basically means to check connectivity between connected devices, either its a two way or multiple way connection. In this case, we can say that ping your smart watch means sending a signal to your iWatch to make a sound, or basically find your device. Either it is from iPhone to SmartWatch or from SmartWatch to your iPhone/ iPad/ Mac.
Can you Ping Your Apple Watch ?
Yes you can! With this short method, you can learn how to Find your AppleWatch using your Smartphone.
How to Ping Apple Watch ?
First of all you have to enable “Find My iPhone” for the said process. The following steps will show you how to enable this option from your settings. This is a must pre-requisite for pinging watch from iPhone.
- If you’ve already enabled this option, then skip these steps.
How to Enable Find My iPhone
- Go to the “Settings” App.
- Tap on the first option (your name).
- Go to “iCloud“.
- Scroll down and tap on “Find My iPhone” option.
- Enable all options.
Steps to Ping Apple Watch from iPhone/ iPad/ iPod
- From your home screen, launch the Watch App on your iDevice.
- Select your Apple Watch from the list. Mostly its the only watch paired.
- Tap on the info (i) icon.
- Now tap on “Find My Apple Watch”.
- Now on the screen, you’ll see a box saying “Play Sound”. Tap on that and it will start to ping your Apple Watch.
Above are the steps, if you’re watch shows in the paired section of the app. However, if applewatch is not paired but connected to the internet you can follow the 2nd procedure below.
If Your watch is not paired with your smarthphone, but is connected to the internet, here is how you can ping an unpaired Apple Watch from your iPhone.
- On your homescreen, open up “Find My app”.
- From the list of devices below the map, tap on your SmartWatch.
- From there you’ll see a screen with a dialogue box showing Play Sound. Tap on the option and your Apple Watch will start to ping (play sound).
- You can also check the location of your device from the map shown.
Above are the two simple methods to check can you ping your Apple Watch from your smartphone i.e iPhone/ iPad or iPod.
How to Ping iPhone from Apple Watch
To find your device using your smartwatch follow these simple steps.
- Wake up your iWatch.
- Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to see the control centre.
- You will see a small phone icon with ((📱)) like this.
- Tap on that icon to play sound on paired iPhone.
- You can keep playing the sound until you find your device.
Why Apple Watch is not Pinging using iPhone? – Troubleshoot
Occasionally it happens that you your iPhone or your AppleWatch does not respond to ping and do not play any sound while pinging from either devices. However, there are simple troubleshooting steps you can take to verify and correct the settings. Or find out the real cause of the problem. Please check the following steps to ensure complete connection.
- Make sure your iPhone and Watch are having an active internet connection.
- Find My iPhone and Find My Apple Watch must be enabled on both the devices.
- iCloud ID must be the same on both the devices.
- If wifi is not connected on any one of the devices, the procedure will fail to be successful.
- If your watch or your iPhone/ iPad/ iPod is not pinging, you can open up iCloud.com on a web browser and check the last known location of your device.