Locate a device in Find My on iPhone – ABOUT MAG 2020

Use the Find My app to find and play sound on a missing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, or AirPods. To find a device, you must activate Find my [device] before it’s lost.

If you lose your iPhone and don’t have access to the Find My app, you can find or play a sound on your device using Find my iPhone at iCloud.com.

There are three devices in the Devices list: John's iPad, John's iPod touch and John's iPhone. Their locations are shown on the map of San Francisco.

See the location of a device

In the Devices list, tap the device you want to find.

  • If the device can be found: It appears on the map so you can see where it is.

  • If the device cannot be found: You see “No location found” under the device name. Under Notifications, turn on Notify on Find. You receive a notification as soon as it is located.

Play a sound on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Apple Watch

  1. In the Devices list, tap the device on which you want to play a sound.

  2. Touch Play sound.

    • If the device is online: A sound starts after a short delay and gradually increases the volume, then plays for about two minutes. The device vibrates (if applicable). A Find My[[[[device]The alert also appears on the device’s screen.

      A confirmation email is also sent to your Apple ID email address.

    • If the device is offline: You see Pending in Play sound. The sound is played the next time you connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.

Ask Siri. Say something like: “Help me find my iPad” or “Play a sound on my iPod touch.” Learn to ask Siri.

Play a sound on your AirPods

  1. In the Devices list, tap the AirPods on which you want to play a sound.

  2. Touch Play sound. If your AirPods are separate, you can mute one by tapping Left or Right to find them one at a time.

    • If your AirPods are online: They play a sound immediately (for two minutes).

      A confirmation email is also sent to your Apple ID email address.

    • If your AirPods are offline: You receive a notification the next time your AirPods are in range of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Stop playing a sound on a device

If you find your device and want to turn off the sound before it stops automatically, do one of the following:

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Press the power button or a volume button or turn the Ring / Silent switch. If the device is locked, you can also unlock it or swipe to skip Find My[[[[device]alert. If the device is unlocked, you can also tap OK on the Find menu.[[[[device]alert.

  • Apple Watch: Touch Ignore in the Find my watch alert or press the digital crown or the side button.

  • Mac: Click OK on the Find My Mac alert.

  • AirPods: Place your AirPods in the case and close the lid or tap Stop on Find Mine.

Get directions to a device

You can get directions to a device’s current location in the Maps app.

  1. In the Devices list, tap the device for which you want instructions.

  2. Touch Directions to open Google Maps.

  3. Touch the route to get directions from your current location to your device’s location. Watch Follow the step-by-step instructions in Maps on iPhone.

Paula Fonseca