Thursday, October 5, 2023

How to Ping Your Apple Watch from Your iPhone

Have you ever misplaced your Apple Watch and couldn't find it? 

Did you set it down upstairs or downstairs?

Where is it?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Ping it.

iOS 17 includes a new feature that allows you to ping your Apple Watch from your iPhone.

This new feature is very simple to use. 

Here's how to do it.
  • Open the Control Center on your iPhone.
  • Tap on the Ping My Watch button.
  • Your Apple Watch will then emit a loud beep, making it easy to find.
iOS17 Ping My Watch
fig. 1 - iOS17 Ping My Watch

By default, the Ping My Watch button is not included in the Control Center. 

To add it, follow these steps:
  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on Control Center.
  • Under More Controls, tap on the + button next to Ping My Watch.

Control Center Settings
fig.2 - iOS17 Ping My Watch Setting

The new Ping My Watch feature in iOS 17 is a great way to quickly find your Apple Watch if you misplace it. 

OneCoolTip recommends adding the Ping My Watch button to your Control Center so that you can easily access it when you need it.


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