Are you tired of searching high and low for your Apple Watch after its battery has died? It’s a frustrating experience that can leave even the most tech-savvy among us feeling helpless. But fear not, my friend!
In this article, I’ll discuss some easy and effective tips to help you find your Apple Watch even after the battery has died. From tweaking your iPhone’s settings to using third-party apps, we’ve got you covered!
So, if you’re ready to locate your Apple Watch in no time, keep reading and learn how to find your Apple Watch after its battery dies.
Can You Find a Dead Apple Watch?
Unfortunately, if the battery of the misplaced or stolen Apple Watch has died, it will not be possible to track its current location using any method as the watch will not be able to transmit its location. However, you can still see the last location of your Apple Wach using the Find My app or iCloud. This will allow you to remotely lock the watch and display a custom message on the screen, in case someone finds it and turns it on.
Below are some tactics you can try to search for the last location of your misplaced or stolen iWatch before it goes offline.
Find My App: Steps to Locate an Apple Watch after Battery Dies
Please note that Find My will display the last known location of your Apple Watch before it went offline or died. However, this information will only be available for a limited time.
To locate an Apple Watch using the Find My app, follow these step –
- First, make sure that you’ve set up the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and that you’re signed in with your Apple ID.
- On your iPhone, launch the Find My app.
- Select the Devices tab at the bottom of the screen.
- Choose your Apple Watch from the list of devices associated with your Apple ID.
- If your Apple Watch is offline, you can view the last location of your wearable.
- If your Apple Watch is currently online and connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data, you’ll see its location on the map. You can zoom in or out on the map to get a better look.
- If your Apple Watch is nearby and connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth, you can play a sound on the watch to help you locate it.
- If your Apple Watch is lost or stolen, you can place it in Lost Mode. This will remotely lock the watch to protect your data and display a custom message on the screen, requesting that the watch be returned to you. You can also choose to receive an email notification when the watch is found or connected to the internet again.
That’s it! By using the Find My app on your iPhone, you can easily locate your misplaced or lost Apple Watch.
Precaution to Take if you Can’t Locate Apple Watch in Find My App
If you are unable to find your Apple Watch on Find My App, it might be stolen and offline. In such cases, you should turn on Lost Mode to prevent someone from using your iOS watch.
Steps to Turn on Apple Watch’s Lost Mode on iPhone or iPad
To turn on Lost Mode on your iPhone, follow these steps:
- Open the Find My app on your iPhone.
- Tap on the Devices tab to see a list of all the devices linked to your Apple ID.
- Select the device you want to enable Lost Mode on (in this case, your Apple Watch).
- Scroll down and tap on “Mark As Lost.”
- You’ll be prompted to enter a phone number where you can be reached and a message to be displayed on the screen (if desired).
- Tap “Activate” to turn on Lost Mode.
Once Lost Mode is activated, your Apple Watch will be locked and display the message you entered. If someone finds your watch and tries to use it, they’ll see this message and (hopefully) contact you to return it.
Additionally, you’ll receive a notification when the watch is located, either through the Find My app or email.
iCloud – Steps to Find the Last Location of an Apple Watch When Offline on a Computer
To find the last location of an Apple Watch using iCloud on a computer or mac, please follow these steps:
- Open your web browser on a computer and go to iCloud.com.
- Sign in using your Apple ID and password.
- Once you’re signed in, click on the “Find iPhone” icon.
- Click on “All Devices” at the top of the window.
- Select your Apple Watch from the list of devices.
- If your Apple Watch is offline, iCloud will show you its last known location.
Note that if your Apple Watch is currently offline, you won’t be able to track its location in real-time through iCloud.
However, iCloud can still show you the last known location of your Apple Watch when it was online and connected to the internet.
Will Apple Watch Ping if Dead?
No, your Apple Watch will not beep or “ping” if the battery is dead or if it is turned off. The Find My app will only be able to show the last known location of your Apple Watch if it is turned off or if the battery has drained completely.
If you have lost your Apple Watch, it’s always best to try and locate it as soon as possible while the battery is still charged.
Also Read – How to Sync iPhone Photos to Apple Watch?
Wrapping it up…
In conclusion, finding a dead Apple Watch can be challenging, as it won’t be possible to track its real-time location or receive a sound signal to locate it.
However, by activating Lost Mode, you can remotely lock your watch and display a custom lost message on its screen, hoping that someone honest will find it and return it to you.
It’s always best to ensure that you have enabled Find My on all of your devices and consider restoring your Apple Watch from an iCloud backup if you have previously enabled this feature.