How to have the LED flash of your iPhone light up when pinging it from your Apple Watch

Apple Watch owners can easily find their misplaced iPhone by tapping a dedicated icon in the watchOS Control Center, which causes their connected iPhone to emit a high-pitched sound. I’ve been using this trick since Apple Watch came out to locate my iPhone, which shows an unnerving tendency to disappear under a pile of laundry or slide sneakily between the couch cushions.

You can find your iPhone even faster, especially at night, by having its LED flash illuminate a few times when pinged from your wrist. Here’s how to do that.

Pinging iPhone using Apple Watch

How to have the iPhone LED flash blink when pinged from Apple Watch

  1. Swipe up on your watch face to bring up the Control Center.
  2. Tap and hold the Ping icon.

This will cause your iPhone’s LED flash to illuminate a few times.

Not only shall you hear the ping, but you’ll also see where your misplaced phone is. This is tremendously useful when attempting to locate a misplaced device in dark conditions, even if your iPhone is face-up.

Tapping the icon without holding it produces the standard pinging sound.

Did you know about this nifty Apple Watch trick?

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