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.
How to have the iPhone LED flash blink when pinged from Apple Watch
- Swipe up on your watch face to bring up the Control Center.
- 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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