iOS 17: iPhone Gains Psychic Powers to Locate Missing Apple Watch

What you should know

– Ping My Watch is a new feature in iOS 17 that helps users find their misplaced Apple Watch.
– The Ping My Watch feature can be added to the Control Center by following the steps in the Settings menu.
– To use the Ping My Watch feature, the iPhone and Apple Watch must be in Bluetooth range and paired to each other.
– The Ping My Watch feature works whether the Apple Watch is unlocked on the wrist or locked and charging.

Full Story

Have you ever found yourself frantically searching for your Apple Watch right when you’re about to leave the house? Well, worry no more because iOS 17 has a solution for you. The new Ping My Watch feature allows your iPhone to locate your misplaced smartwatch with just a few simple steps. Gone are the days of making excuses for being late because you couldn’t find your Apple Watch!

To set up this feature, you’ll need to open Settings on your iPhone and tap on Control Center. Then, swipe down and tap on the “+” button next to Ping My Watch. This will add a new tile to your Control Center. Now, whenever you’re in a rush and can’t find your Apple Watch, simply swipe down from the top right corner (or from the bottom on Home button phones) to open Control Center and tap on the Ping My Watch button. It’s that easy!

However, for the Ping My Watch feature to work, it’s important that both your iPhone and Apple Watch are in Bluetooth range and paired with each other. If you happen to live in a large mansion or have a significant distance between your devices, you can use the Find My app to ping your watch. Whether your Apple Watch is unlocked on your wrist, or locked and charging, this feature can help you locate it.

If you’ve never tried using your Apple Watch to find your iPhone, it’s also a handy feature to have. To do this, simply click the side button on your Apple Watch to open the Control Center. Then, tap the phone icon on watchOS 10 or later. You even have the option to long-press the phone icon to trigger the flash on your iPhone while pinging it.

No more panicking and wasting time searching for your Apple Watch. With the Ping My Watch feature in iOS 17, you can quickly and easily locate your smartwatch right from your iPhone. So next time you’re running late and need your Apple Watch, just remember to swipe down and tap that Ping My Watch button in your Control Center.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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