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Clever Apple Watch trick will help you find your lost iPhone

Updated 4 years ago
Published Mar 17th, 2015 3:51PM EDT
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“Find My iPhone” is a great tool for locating a missing iPhone, whether someone stole it from you or you just forgot it at a friend’s place. All the same, “Find My iPhone” does have its limitations. While it can certainly help you locate your missing device anywhere in the world, it’s not all that useful if you happen to misplace your device somewhere inside your home.

The solution? The upcoming Apple Watch.

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Originally rumored to be part of the Apple Watch feature set when Apple rolled out the iOS 8.2 beta, Apple’s website now confirms that users will be able to use the Apple Watch to ping their iPhone, thereby causing the misplaced iPhone to beep until it’s found. Now what would be even cooler would be a “Ping my iPhone” feature that would ping faster or slower depending on how far away or close you were from your phone.

According to Apple’s website, the feature will likely be found within the Apple Watch’s Settings app, but we’ll obviously know for sure once the device launches come April 24th.

Yoni Heisler Contributor

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 15 years. A life long Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW. When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.