Pinging iPhone from Apple Watch

The Apple Watch contains an unheralded feature that allows you to ping and locate your paired iPhone—handy for when you’ve misplaced your iPhone nearby while still connected. This can be done via the Settings glance, which happens to be the only mandatory glance on Apple Watch.

If your Apple Watch is nearby when you tap the ping button, your iPhone will emit a high pitched sound. Learn more about pinging your iPhone in this post.

How to locate your iPhone with Apple Watch

Step 1: Press the Digital Crown until you’re at the watch face
Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the glances interface
Step 3: Swipe left or right until you locate the Settings glance
Step 4: Tap the ping button to ping your iPhone and your iPhone should emit a high pitched sound

Make the LED flash light up when pinging your iPhone

You can make your iPhone’s LED flash light up when pinging your iPhone from your Apple Watch. To do this, tap and hold the ping button on the Settings glance instead of just tapping it.

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You should notice the LED flash along with the audible sound on your iPhone. This is useful if you’re trying to find your iPhone in a dark location.

Want more tutorials like this? Mosey on over to our full Apple Watch how to.