Apple Watch 4 WIFI...Always appears "offline" in the Find My Phone App...


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 23, 2015
Rocklin, CA
I just noticed this the other day, but my Apple Watch 4 is always "offline" when I open the Find My Phone app...It's connected to my phone and is working fine, no phone connection issues. As a matter of fact, if I open Find My Phone, and then tap on the watch listing...I can even do the "play sound" and my watch will play the sound...until I dismiss it from the watch. But like I mentioned, it's always "offline" in the app...with no location shown at all...My phone, and iPad are both listed, and showing their locations fine...


macrumors 68030
Aug 19, 2017
On your Apple Watch, go to to Settings > General > Location Services

Make sure "Location Serves" and "Share My Location" are both on.
Just curious, is it necessary to have share my location turned on? I don’t have it enabled on my iPad, iPhone or Mac and they still show up on find my iPhone..