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How To Find Lost Apple Watch (2023)

How to find lost Apple Watch? The Find My iPhone app can help you locate it and protect your information. You must register The Apple Watch to your Apple ID account on your iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device you have, and the Find my watch feature should be enabled on both a paired apple phone and the iCloud website.

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How To Set Up Find My on Your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or MacBook

Make sure Find My is activated so you can find a lost device like your paired Air Pods, Apple Watch, or MacBook.

How To Switch on Find My for Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. Tap your name, then tap Find My.
  3. Turn on Share My Location if you want your loved ones to know where you are.

Tap Find My [device], then turn on Find My [device].

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Lost Apple Watch – Find My iPhone
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  1. Turn on Find My Network to view your device even when it’s not connected or offline.
  2. Turn on Send Last Location to have Apple get your device’s location when the battery is low.

Location Services must be enabled if you want to be able to locate your misplaced or missing device on a map. To do this, go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services and switch on Location Services.

How To Add Your Apple Watch, and AirPods To Find My

When you enable Find My iPhone, any AirPods or Apple Watch associated with your iPhone are immediately configured.

Check that Find My Network is enabled so that you can locate your devices even if they are disconnected or powered down.

Turn on Find My Network for Apple Watch

  1. Open settings in your Apple Watch.
  2. Click your name.
  3. Until you see your Apple Watch, scroll down.
  4. Click your watch name, then tap Find My Watch.
  5. Make sure that Find My network is turned on.

This results in its activation on both your Apple Watch and any other Apple Watches paired with Family Setup. Therefore, you can utilize Find My to assist you locate your watch if it is stolen or lost. Additionally, Activation Lock prevents anyone from erasing your Apple Watch and using it with their iPhone without first needing your Apple ID and password.

To Check if Activation Lock is on

To check if Activation Lock is enabled on your linked iPhone, carry out the following steps:

1. Open the Apple Watch application on your iPhone.

2. Click on the My Watch tab, then tap All Watches at the top of the screen. 

3. Tap the info button next to your Apple Watch.

If you see Find My Apple Watch, then Activation Lock is on.

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Lost Apple Watch – Apple Watch
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Your Apple Watch with GPS and cellular can use GPS and a reliable Wi-Fi or cellular connection along with Find My to show you where it is roughly. The GPS-enabled Apple Watch can connect to a reliable Wi-Fi network and use GPS. You will see the location of your associated iPhone or its Wi-Fi connection because Apple Watch Series 1 lacks GPS.

How To See Your Watch on Map:

For a map view of your watch, sign in at iCloud.com or use the Find My app. You can tap Play Sound to locate your watch if it’s close. Until you tap Dismiss, your watch will ring.

Your watch might not be linked to Wi-Fi, cellular, or your associated iPhone if you can’t see it on the map.

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Lost Apple Watch – Find Location
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On Your iPhone

  1. Open the Find My app.
  2. Choose the Devices tab.
  3. Select your Apple Watch to see its location on the map.

On Your Computer:

  1. Visit iCloud.com and use your Apple ID to log in.
  2. Click Find iPhone.
  3. Then choose your Apple Watch by clicking All Devices.

Put Lost Mode on Your Apple Watch.

You can immediately lock your Apple Watch from iCloud.com or your connected iPhone if it disappears. Just switch to Lost Mode on your watch. A customized message together with your phone number can then be sent to it. So, if a person comes across your lost Apple Watch they will know how to get in touch with you.

On Your iPhone or any Apple Device:

  1. Open Find My and tap your Apple Watch
  2. In the Mark As Lost area, press Activate.
  3. Select Continue.
  4. Enter a phone number where you can be reached, then tap Next.
  5. Enter a message that you want to show on the watch screen.
  6. Select Activate.
  7. When you place your Apple Watch in lost mode, Find My sends you an email to ask for confirmation. The email will have information regarding your lost apple watch.

Turn off or Cancel Lost Mode:

If you found your lost Apple Watch, you can enter the passcode in the watch, then automatically the lost mode will turn off. You can also turn off the lost mode on your iPhone and iCloud.com.

Follow These Steps to Turn off Lost Mode Manually:

On Your iPhone:

  1. Open the Find My app and tap your missing Apple Watch.
  2. Tap Activated in the Mark As Lost section.
  3. Tap Turn Off Mark as Lost, then tap Turn Off to confirm.

On Your Computer:

  1. Sign in to iCloud.com with your Apple ID.
  2. Click Find iPhone.
  3. Click All Devices, then click your Apple Watch.
  4. Click Lost Mode > Stop Lost Mode, then click Stop Lost Mode again to confirm.

If You Don’t See Your Apple Watch on the Map:

You can’t use Find My to find your Apple Watch if you didn’t enable it before it was lost or stolen, and if your watch isn’t linked to Wi-Fi, cellular, or your associated iPhone. 

To help protect your information, you may follow these instructions:

  1. Your Apple Watch should be in lost mode. When your watch is in Lost Mode, no one can turn off Find My, delete your watch, or pair it with another iPhone without your passcode.
  1. By changing your Apple ID password, you can stop anyone from exploiting your missing iPhone to access your iCloud data or other services. Change Apple ID Password.
  1. Inform your local law enforcement of any lost or stolen equipment. Law enforcement can request the serial number of your device from Apple. Find your device serial number.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there any other way if Find My is not enabled?

No, there is no other way to find your lost device.

Will Apple replace a lost watch?

If you’ve misplaced your Apple Watch, you wonder if you can get it replaced. You can replace your lost Apple Watch, but you must cover all costs. Apple typically provides a one-year warranty for their devices, AppleCare, and AppleCare+, which extends your AppleCare for one or two years.

Can a lost Apple watch be used?

No, unless you only intend to use it to check the time, you cannot use a stolen Apple watch. As a first step, the Apple Watch asks for a passcode.

Can Apple Watch track your sleep?

Yes, Apple Watch can track your sleeping time through the Sleep App, where you can schedule your sleep time.

How to find a lost Apple watch when dead?

You can sign in Find My and search for the selected device, and you can find the last location on the map.

Final Thoughts:

Hence, Find My Phone is the only way to locate your lost or misplaced device. Turn on Find My iPhone on your Apple device; otherwise, even Apple will be unable to locate it. There is no need to worry about looking for your device once you turn it on, so it’s best to do so the moment you get your new Apple device.

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