Last Updated on Jan 2, 2020
What is Ping Apple Watch?
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Ping Apple Watch means, when you tap on Sound in your Watch app, the Apple Watch will make a sound in case you have forgotten the location of Apple Watch or misplaced. In simple language Ping refers to Sound Alert. For Example: Find Apple Watch after placed under Pillow or Inside Cupboard..
What is Ping iPhone?
Play Alert tone on your iPhone from Paired Apple Watch. When your Ping iPhone from Apple Watch, Your iPhone will play the alert sound once. Try again and again until you find it for this case.
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Note: First, we see, How to Ping Apple Watch from iPhone using Find My App, which is not much easy as Ping iPhone from Apple Watch.
Why do we need to Ping Apple Watch?
Usually, people misplace the Apple Watch and then look everywhere in search of Apple Watch. But since Apple itself is giving a great feature to locate Apple Watch from iPhone, it’s been very easy to find the lost or stolen Apple Watch. Not so many people know how to ping Apple Watch using iPhone. Here we are to show you the best way to ping Apple Watch using iPhone.
Aside from this, if you are unable to ping Apple Watch using iPhone, then make sure to fulfill all the mandatory requirements of using the ping feature on Apple Watch which is listed below.
How to Enable Find My iPhone
Primarily you have to enable Find My iPhone, to ping Apple Watch using iPhone. The following steps show the simplest way to do it. Find my iPhone is already enabled on your iPhone, then skip these steps and follow the next: Play Sound from iPhone to Apple Watch.
- Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app.
- Step #2: Tap on your name.
- Step #3: Select “iCloud”.
- Step #4: Swipe down and tap “Find My iPhone”.
- Step #5: Toggle on Find My iPhone.
How to Ping Apple Watch Using iPhone
Once Find My iPhone is enabled, it is very straightforward to ping Apple Watch using iPhone. If you have misplaced the Apple Watch, then make sound remotely right from the iPhone to locate the watch.
- Step #1: Launch the “Watch” app on your iPhone.
- Step #2: Select your Apple Watch.
- Step #3: Tap on (i) next to the Apple Watch.
- Step #4: Toggle ON “Find My Apple Watch”.
- Step #5: Their Turn On, “Turn On Send Last Location”.
If you are not able to ping Apple Watch from iPhone, then you should refer the troubleshooting tips that explained in the last of this article.
How to Ping iPhone from Apple Watch?
Steps are very simple, ping iPhone from Apple Watch doesn’t require any app or find my location services. To Ping iPhone from Apple Watch, Your iPhone must be connected with Apple Watch and both are in bluetooth range approximately 40 to 50 meters distance.
It is not required to unlock your iPhone screen. Also not required WiFi, Mobile Data on Apple Watch or iPhone.
- Go to Apple Watch Face.
- Swipe up the finger from the bottom edge of the Apple Watch screen. To Show control center on Apple Watch.
- Next, Tap on the Phone icon. Tap on it to pay sound on Paired iPhone. Press until you find the direction of your iPhone or Place.
Troubleshooting: Why Apple Watch is not Pinging using iPhone?
Some of the users have recently reported that the Apple Watch is not responding upon ping, what we should do to fix this issue? However, I want to say that you have made some mistake while setting up the Find My Apple Watch. If you do not fulfill the necessary requirements of this function the Apple Watch will not ping. Look forward and check every below-mentioned condition.
Solution 1: iPhone should be Paired with Apple Watch
First and foremost, thing is to check your iPhone must be paired with Apple Watch, otherwise, you won’t be able to track the lost or stolen Apple Watch from iPhone. Wake up the Apple Watch and if it shows Disconnected or (X) symbol appears on Watch Face then iPhone is disconnected from Apple Watch.
Solution 2: Make sure Find My iPhone and Find My Apple Watch is enabled
Both these features should be activated on iPhone and Apple Watch, to use Ping on iPhone. Here’s how to check the Find My iPhone and Find My Apple Watch is enabled or not.
Enable Find My iPhone
- Step #1: Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
- Step #2: Tap on your name.
- Step #3: Go to the “iCloud”.
- Step #4: Locate and open “Find My iPhone”.
- Step #5: Turn on Find My iPhone if it is disabled.
Enable Find My Apple Watch,
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- Step #1: Navigate to the “Watch” app.
- Step #2: Select the “Apple Watch” on which you want to enable Find My Apple Watch.
- Step #3: Next to Apple Watch, tap on (i).
- Step #4: Select “Find My Apple Watch” and turn it on.
Solution 4: Verify iCloud account is the same on Apple Watch and iPhone
To locate Apple Watch using the iPhone, both the devices should have a common iCloud ID. So, if you are looking for an answer to why my Apple Watch not ping using the iPhone then check the iCloud account on Apple Watch and iPhone.
Solution 5: Check the Wi-Fi on Apple Watch and iPhone
If your Apple Watch is still not pinging then you should check the internet connection on Apple Watch as well as on iPhone. This system works over wirelessly so the internet is necessary to locate your Apple Watch using iPhone. Or try to connect Apple Watch to any other network and ping Apple Watch from iPhone.