How to Ping your Apple Watch using your iPhone on iOS 17: Tap Control Center. Under “More Controls,” tap the + button next to Ping My Watch. Now, swipe down diagonally from the top-right corner of the screen (or swipe up from the bottom on a device with a Home button) to open Control Center. Tap the Ping My Watch button to make your watch audibly beep.
In the latest iOS 17 update, there’s a cool new feature that lets you ping your paired Apple Watch with your iPhone, and you don’t even need to open the Find My app for it. This nifty trick means you can quickly track your Apple Watch from your iPhone’s Control Center. It’s super convenient, especially when your watch hides in the depths of your sofa, your office desk drawer, or somewhere nearby.
Now, the much-appreciated “Ping My Watch” button has found its way into the Control Center. When you tap it, your Apple Watch will make a sound, helping you easily locate it. It’s worth noting that the Ping My Watch button doesn’t come preloaded in the standard Control Center options on your iPhone. You’ll need to add it manually.
Here are the simple steps to get it done:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone and visit the Control Center section.
- Under “More Controls”, tap the green “+” icon for the Ping My Watch option.
- Now, open the Control Center and tap on the Ping My Watch icon to make your smartwatch beep.
- You can locate your Apple Watch if it’s locked, charging, or on your wrist.
Remember, the Ping My Watch feature will only work when your iPhone and Apple Watch are close by, either within Bluetooth range or connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If, by any chance, your Apple Watch decides to go on an adventure of its own, and you can’t find it nearby, that’s when you’ll need to rely on the trusty Find My app to track it down.