Apps Is there a "Find My Car" app?

DotCom2

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Someone once told me that they could find their parked car by using The "Find My Car" feature.
I can't find anything about this.
Anyone know if this is a baked in feature in the Watch OS or is it a specific app or what?
TIA
 

Starship67

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Yes it’s called maps, it will show where your car is parked.

Edit: just realized this is for the watch. It doesn’t show car location. iPhone does. If there is a way on the watch I’m not sure how to do it.
 
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DotCom2

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I was asking particularly for a Watch app not iPhone, that I could just ask Siri, "Find my parked car".
 

chabig

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A Watch app would require an internet connection to provide directions or a map of your parked car position. An LTE watch might be able to do it, I don't know. But Apple Watches are still pretty limited (understandable) without an iPhone nearby.
 

DotCom2

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A Watch app would require an internet connection to provide directions or a map of your parked car position. An LTE watch might be able to do it, I don't know. But Apple Watches are still pretty limited (understandable) without an iPhone nearby.
Thanks. I do have an LTE series 3 watch. And I do have an iPhone with me.
Here was my situation yesterday.
I went shopping to the Mall. I usually take a backpack/purse with me so my hands can be free to shop. My iPhone is in my backpack in a compartment a lil harder to get to. That's why I love my Watch. I made several purchases and was carrying several bags. When I came out of the Mall I forgot where I parked my car so I remembered that someone once told me they used their watch to find their parked card.
So I enabled Siri on my watch, and asked Siri to "find my parked car", but she said she could do that.
So that is why I am asking for a watch app specifically. I wish I could ask the person who told me about this, but unfortunately, I cannot, hence my post here.
If this is not possible, Apple should consider it. It would be so helpful.
 

NT1440

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Maps automatically marks where you parked *if you connect to your car via Bluetooth*.

I emphasized that bit because when it was originally announced I was excited and didn’t know that BT was required. I drive a 94.....
 
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MacBird

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It might depend on the model, I just tried it with the Apple Watch app of my car and it finds the location.
 

Julien

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It might depend on the model, I just tried it with the Apple Watch app of my car and it finds the location.
Maybe it is cellular only. I have GPS and don't see it. I just have Search, Location and Recents. Where do you see it?


EDIT: Just noticed on my iPhone that my car's location didn't register when I got out of it. May have to check tomorrow.

EDIT: Went down and started and Parked Car is now on my iPhone. However still don't see it on my Apple Watch.
 
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MacBird

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Maybe it is cellular only. I have GPS and don't see it. I just have Search, Location and Recents. Where do you see it?


EDIT: Just noticed on my iPhone that my car's location didn't register when I got out of it. May have to check tomorrow.

EDIT: Went down and started and Parked Car is now on my iPhone. However still don't see it on my Apple Watch.
I see it in the car app and when pressing the location there, the Map app opens and zooms in to the precise location.
 

Julien

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I see it in the car app and when pressing the location there, the Map app opens and zooms in to the precise location.
Works on my iPhone but MIA on my Apple Watch. Do you have a cellular (with cell data)? Maybe this is the difference since I have a GPS S3.
 

MacBird

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Works on my iPhone but MIA on my Apple Watch. Do you have a cellular (with cell data)? Maybe this is the difference since I have a GPS S3.
I have an Apple Watch 3 without LTE. Siri does not find the car on the watch, just the app.
 

Julien

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I have an Apple Watch 3 without LTE. Siri does not find the car on the watch, just the app.
We are talking about the Apple Maps app on the Apple Watch? You see your car when you turn the Digital Crown to zoom in where your car is parked on your Apple Watch? Can you post a screen shot?
 

DotCom2

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We are talking about the Apple Maps app on the Apple Watch? You see your car when you turn the Digital Crown to zoom in where your car is parked on your Apple Watch? Can you post a screen shot?
Id like to see this as well. This is what I need. The "Find My Car" on my ***Apple Watch***, not iPhone.
 

MacBird

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We are talking about the Apple Maps app on the Apple Watch? You see your car when you turn the Digital Crown to zoom in where your car is parked on your Apple Watch? Can you post a screen shot?
I only see the location of the car in the Apple Watch app of my car manufacturer and they call it 'Car finder'. When I tap on that map, Apple Maps opens and I can zoom in but I don't see the car symbol as on the iPhone, just the blue dot.

I will test it next time I'm going somewhere to see if it works at places other than my home.
 

crjackson2134

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There are many apps that will locate your parked car, using the GPS watch feature as long as the phone is with you.

Just go to the watch App Store and search for car finder. Pick one, install, enjoy!
 
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