Your iPhone just went missing, and now you're panicking. You need it for work, to get around, to contact your friends and family, and everything else in your life. So, what are the chances you might get it back?
If you think your missing iPhone is just lost in your home or office, or somewhere else in the vicinity, there are some things you can do to help it stand out. When you know you left it somewhere like a restaurant or movie theater, you'll want to take it to the next level by sending it and sending it a message. For a stolen iPhone, it sucks, but there are a few things you will want to do in that case to help recover it or make the most of it.
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: Ping It with Your Apple Watch
Apple Watch, but if you do, it's perhaps the easiest way to track down your missing iPhone when it's just hiding in the same room or building. Your iPhone needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network or connected to your Apple Watch via Bluetooth for this to work.
On the Apple Watch, swipe up the Control Center, then tap the ping button to make your iPhone start beeing at SOS signal to you. If the speakers are not working on your iPhone, you will not hear anything, long-press the same icon for about three seconds, and your iPhone's flash will flash a few times with beeps as well.
Step 2: Use 'Hey Siri' to Try & Locate It
This may sound weird, but you may not have an Apple Watch, the next fastest way to locate an iPhone that you think is in the same location is to say "Hey Siri" loudly. Siri is listening, and it may even have come to a close.
If you have not seen the Apple Watch or Hey Siri, it's time to go online.
Either access the Find My iPhone app on another iOS device You may already have Find My iPhone set up with "Send Last Location" enabled you borrow, or log in to Find My iPhone in a desktop browser at icloud.com/#find. [Notethatthemobilewebappdoesnotworkverywellsouseitonadesktopifyou'renotusingtheiOSapp)
In the Find My iPhone app, you'll be able to see where your iPhone is located on a map. If your iPhone fell from your pocket a few blocks away, knowing the relative location can help you recover it pretty quickly. If it's in the same location as you, it's time to play a sound on it. If your iPhone is on the move, Find My iPhone will show a green dot, representing the last known location of the device. In that case, move to Step 5.
Step 4: Play a Sound on It via Find My iPhone
If you know or think it's near your location, you may want to hear it and find it. If you're on vibrate or silent, your only option is to use the "Play Sound" feature in Find My iPhone. [Calling the iPhone comes in handy in some scenarios, as you'll see in Step 5.]
Open the Find My iPhone app, select your device, then choose "Play Sound." A loud alert will start ringing your iPhone and a pop-up alert will turn on the device's screen. If you're in a relatively quiet area,