Devices that are associated with your Apple ID can be located, and even remotely erased, with the use of a feature called “Find My iPhone.” Once you have enabled this option through your iCloud account you will be able to locate your Apple devices as long as they are currently turned on. This can be very helpful if the device is ever lost or stolen.
Fortunately this feature works for your Apple Watch as well, so if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to be able to find your Apple Watch and you have your iPhone available, then you can follow the steps below in order to locate it.
The Apple Watch passcode can be a useful security feature,e but you can read our article on how to disable passcode on Apple Watch if you would rather shut it off.
How to Use the Find My iPhone Service to Locate Your Apple Watch
The steps on this guide will assume that you have already enabled Find My iPhone for your iCloud account. Additionally, the Apple Watch will need to be turned on for the Find My iPhone option to work.
Step 1: open the Watch app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Select your Apple Watch at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the i button to the right of your watch.
Step 5: Tap the Find My Apple Watch button.
Step 6: Enter your Apple ID and password, then tap the Sign In button.
After a few seconds your Apple Watch will appear on the map. Note that other devices associated with your Apple ID will appear on this screen as well. If you select your watch from the list, then tap the Actions button at the bottom of the screen, you will be able to play a sound on the watch, enable “Lost Mode”, or remotely erase the watch.
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