How to Use Ping My Watch to Find Apple Watch from iPhone [iOS 17]

How to Use Ping My Watch to Find Apple Watch from iPhone

Apple’s ingenuity never ceases to impress its audience, and a prime example of its continuous evolution is the new iOS 17 update. Apple has added a notable feature “Ping My Watch” in this update, which enables iPhone users to easily locate their Apple watches. After years of the “Ping My iPhone” feature, Apple has now launched this feature for their watch.

Using this feature makes the device play a loud sound so that it can be detected quickly. In this blog post, we will tell you how to add Ping My Watch feature to your iPhone’s control center and how to use it.

Quick Overview

The “Ping My Watch” feature is a seamless solution for locating your Apple Watch using your iPhone. By triggering ringing sounds from your iPhone’s Control Center, you can easily find your watch. To add this feature on your iPhone: Go to Settings > Control Centre > tap on the “+” icon next to the “Ping My Watch” option in the More Controls section.

What is Ping My Watch on iOS 17?

Ping My Watch was introduced with iOS 17, an enhanced feature that allows you to ping or ring your Apple Watch from your iPhone and locate it. Similar to the long-standing “Ping My iPhone” feature on the Apple Watch, “Ping My Watch” is a lifesaver for people who tend to misplace their Apple Watch. This feature only works when your iPhone and Apple Watch are connected via Bluetooth or the Internet.

Ping My Watch Feature in iOS 17

Basic Requirements

Before you start using this feature, there are some important things you need to keep in mind:

  • Your iPhone must be running on iOS 17. This feature is not available on iOS 16 or earlier.
  • Apple Watch must be paired with your iPhone.
  • Make sure your Apple Watch should be running on the latest watchOS 10 update.
  • This feature only works when your iPhone and Apple Watch are connected to the same network or via Bluetooth.


This feature brings a host of conveniences for Apple Watch users:

  • It allows you to locate your Apple Watch by making it ring, even if it’s in silent mode.
  • It provides a quick solution for finding your watch if misplaced within your home or nearby areas.
  • The feature operates via the Control Center of your iPhone, making it readily accessible.
  • It works even when the Apple Watch is locked, offering greater flexibility in finding the device.
  • If your devices are connected via the internet, It can work regardless of the distance between your iPhone and Apple Watch.

How to Add “Ping My Watch” Action on iPhone Control Center

Embarking on the journey to never lose your Apple Watch again starts with a simple setup. Let’s walk through the steps of adding the Ping your Apple Watch to the iPhone’s Control Center. To use this feature effortlessly, you first need to add it to the Control Centre.

Open the Settings app on your iPhone and navigate to the “Control Centre”.

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Scroll down to the “More Controls” section, find Ping My Watch, and tap the “+” button next to it.

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To easily access Ping My Watch, you can adjust its position in the “Included Controls” section.

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How to Use Ping My Watch Feature on iPhone in iOS 17

Once you’ve set up this feature in your Control Center using the above steps, then it’s time to put it to use. This guide will help you explore how to effectively use the ‘Ping My Watch’ feature in iOS 17 to locate your Apple Watch.


To use Ping My Watch feature in your Apple Watch, First, ensure your iPhone and Apple Watch are must be connected.

  • Via Bluetooth: Make sure both devices have Bluetooth enabled and are already paired.
  • Via Internet: Make sure both devices are connected to the Internet, either via Wi-Fi or cellular data.
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Open the Control Center on your iPhone. Tap on the “Ping My Watch” tile.

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Upon tapping the “Ping My Watch” tile in the Control Center, your Apple Watch will immediately ring, aiding in its location. The tile will turn white, and the watch icon will shift to an orange color for a clear indication.

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Repeat the tapping if you can’t locate your watch at first, as the watch will only ring once with each tap.

What Happens When You Ping Your Apple Watch from an iPhone?

When you ping your Apple Watch from an iPhone, your watch will emit a ringing sound, even if it is locked or on silent. The ‘Ping My Watch’ icon in the Control Center will change color as your watch rings. If you still can’t locate your watch, use the “Find My” app on your iPhone for a more precise location.


The ‘Ping My Watch’ feature in iOS 17 is a game-changer for iPhone and Apple Watch users. It provides an easy, fast, and effective way to locate your misplaced Apple Watch. With just a few taps on your iPhone, you can trigger a sound on your watch, making it simple to find. It’s one of the many ways Apple is continually improving user experience.


What iOS version is the ‘Ping My Watch’ feature available for?

Ping My Watch feature is introduced in iOS 17 and it is not available on earlier versions (iOS 16 or older).

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Bhavik Chauhan

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