Find my iPhone (with Apple Watch?)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by apple.snapple, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. apple.snapple macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2014
    Do you guys think Apple will integrate the Apple watch with Find my iPhone in any way?

    As I understand it, the watch itself will not have any kind of GPS or Wifi antenna, so it's doubtful. However, if I got the Edition version, I would hope it would have some way to locate itself if lost or stolen. Perhaps it would send the GPS location of the watch as soon as it connects to an iPhone or iPad, giving you an idea of its last location.
  2. Trius macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2008
    If I remember correctly, the watch can notify you when your iPhone is out of range. I doubt there is a 'Find my iPhone' function though, due to the lack of antennas.
  3. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    There's alledgedly a combined wifi/bluetooth chip in the Watch, but from what has been rumored it's designed to connect point-to-point to your tethered iPhone, not to your wifi network/the internet directly.

    Presumably, it could be within the realm of possibilities for Apple to add this functionality in case you lose your iPhone, but as there are other options to access find my iPhone (like via a web browser and the icloud service), I could imagine this isn't all that high on their to-do list... :)

    Having immediate access to find my iPhone could perhaps be advantageous if you just realized you lost your phone, but as the Watch doesn't have a cellular modem you would need access to a wifi network to be able to use the service, and there aren't too many open wifi networks outside city centers and the like.
  4. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    It has Wifi, I wonder if it could connect, and go right to
  5. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
    You can page your iPhone from the watch (if you lost at it home for example).
  6. k3ith macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2007
    New York, NY
    How if you're out of range from the iPhone and the apple watch can't connect to anything but Bluetooth?
  7. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
    would you be out of range if both devices were in your house?

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