Your Apple Watch Isn’t the Only Device That Can Ring Your Lost iPhone

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One of the greatest features of the Apple Watch might be its ability to ping (or ring) a lost iPhone – but the Apple Watch isn’t the only device capable of this game-changing function.

For some context, pinging your iPhone from your Apple Watch will play a melody on the missing smartphone at full-volume, allowing you to dig it out from the couch cushions (or wherever else you may have misplaced it).

The ability to ping your iPhone from an Apple Watch is a highly-publicized feature, but many users might not know that their other Apple devices are capable of the same functionality.

Find Your Missing Apple Devices Using Siri

This feature takes advantage of Find My iPhone, which you must have enabled for the following tricks to work. Also, all of your Apple devices must be using the same iCloud account.

There are a plethora of ways to find your devices using Siri. Try a few of the following phrases to find any of your missing Apple products, like iPads, Macs, AirPods and more.

  1. On your Mac, summon Siri and say “Ping my iPhone” or “Find my iPad.
  2. On your iPhone, summon Siri and ask “Where are my AirPods?” or “Where’s my Apple Watch?” Note that the AirPods trick will only work if your AirPods are removed from their case, which may not be useful in many situations.
  3. Using your Apple TV’s Siri remote or HomePod, ask “Where’s my iPhone?” or “Where’s my Mac?
  4. On your Apple Watch, summon Siri and say “Find my Mac.

As you can see, there are many ways to find your Apple devices using your other Apple devices. The methods listed above are just a few examples.

If you’re missing one device, don’t be afraid to head to your nearest Apple product and ask Siri to help you locate the misplaced one. She might be more helpful than you previously thought! Learn more Siri tips and tricks here.

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