Last week, Apple published a new video tutorial on its Apple Support YouTube channel, explaining how Apple Watch owners can use Find My services on the wearable.
“Get help finding lost devices and items, and share your location with friends and family right from your wrist, using Find My on Apple Watch in watchOS 8,” says Apple in the video.
Find My will be automatically set up on your Apple Watch if you’re signed in to your iPhone and have Find My enabled, explains Apple.
To locate any of your Apple devices or an item with an AirTag attached to it directly from your Apple Watch, you need to:
- On the Apple Watch home screen, locate and open the Find Items app if you want to find an item that has an AirTag attached to it, or the Find Devices app if you want to find one of your Apple devices.
- Tap on the device/item you want to locate.
- Scroll down to view your options. Tapping on Play Sound will make the device/AirTag play a chime so you can locate it, and tapping on Directions will point you to the device/AirTag’s last known location on a map.
You can enable the Notify When Left Behind feature, which sends a notification to your Apple Watch if you wander too far away from your device. If you can’t find your device, you can also put it in Lost Mode.
Apple’s Find My service can also be used to share your location with trusted contacts. To do so, simply:
- On the Apple Watch home screen, locate and open the Find People app.
- Tap on Share My Location.
- Dictate a contact, enter a phone number, or pick someone from your Contacts app to share your location with.
- Select how long you want to keep sharing your location.
Whoever you choose to share your location with will be notified of the fact, and will also have the option to share their location back with you.
As of earlier this year, even Apple’s AirPods Max and AirPods Pro audio offerings come with ambient Find My integration — after all, no one wants to lose a $779 pair of headphones.
Check out the full video tutorial above for more information.