find my watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by hotrod351, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. hotrod351 macrumors 6502

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    i know there are lots of find my apps but cant find one for apple watch.
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    If it's not on your wrist, it's can't do anything.
     
  3. hotrod351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, i read something about no GPS. oh well better not loose it. I Love My Apple Watch
     
  4. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    you can ping your iPhone from your watch, but you can't ping your watch from your iPhone. when watch os 2 came out, a lot of people didn't realize that you have to actually backup and erase and pair their apple watch to enable activation lock on their watches.

    load the watch app
    click on your apple watch
    click on the I for info

    if you do not see "Mark as Missing" then your activation lock on your apple watch is not enabled and you have to remove your watch and pair it again

    watch os 2 also allows the Apple Watch to connect to known wifi networks , which are Wifi networks your iPhone connected to in the past , so you can do some limited stuff when your iPhone is either turned off or not available.

    it will show connected with a square meaning its connected to your iPhone
    it will show connected with a cloud if its connected to a known wifi network and the iPhone is not available

    in cloud mode, the one thing i was not able to do so far is dictation on messages.

    i didn't try it a lot, but i turned off my phone and left and went to the library and some coffee places and sure enough it was able to connect to wifi

    you can't tell it to connect to a new wifi hotspot , it will just connect to ones that it knows about. since watch os 2 came out, the iPhone gives the watch its wifi secure keychain

    the reason you can't locate it or do anything is because its locked when its off your wrist.

    so the point of this long post is it is possible for apple to come out with a way to locate your watch when its either at your home or somewhere else.
     
  5. hotrod351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well youve learned quite a bit about the apple watch. interesting it will connect to WiFi without your iPhone being in range. i can kinda of imagine what you saying as to enable you to be able to find your watch with either you iPhone or computer. yeah because if it will connect to WiFi without you iPhone then way not be able to find it.
     
  6. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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  7. hotrod351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    just checked and sure enough thats what it says, connected and the green cloud.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's a little more difficult to lose it when most people wear it on their wrist all waking hours, unlike other iDevices which aren't always on your person.
     
  9. testcard macrumors 68020

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  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The OP didn't follow the cardinal rule: If it's not on the wrist, it's on the charging stand and if it's not on the charging stand, it's on the wrist ;)

    (Adopted from the iPhone cardinal rule: "If it's not in your hand, it's in your pocket and if it's not in your pocket, it's in your hand.")
     
  11. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I was wondering if my post helped him out..... At least we have a way to ping it ( kind of ) by adjusting the volume/notification level..... As long as it's still within Bluetooth range that is.
     
  12. testcard, Apr 21, 2016
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    testcard macrumors 68020

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    I only discovered today that pressing and holding the ping button on the Watch causes the iPhone flash to light up, in addition to sounding the ping.
     

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