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How to make your iPhone flash from your Apple Watch

So, you know you left your iPhone behind somewhere But it can’t be found – we’ve all been there. Fortunately, you don’t need to use Find My to find it. There is actually a great way you can light up your iPhone, including the latest models like the iPhone 14, right from your Apple Watch. This includes older models as well as the latest watches, such as the Apple Watch Ultra. Now you don’t need to get up and turn on all the lights just to locate the device or frantically search around the house looking for it.

How to make your iPhone flash from your Apple Watch

  1. On your Apple Watch, swipe up from the bottom of the watch face to unlock Control Center.
  2. Press and hold iPhone icon The iPhone will play a loud tone while the flash lights up briefly. (If you just click the icon quickly, it will only play the tone).
  3. That’s it! You may have to press and hold the icon a few times and follow the sounds and/or look for the light until you locate the device. But it’s a great way to find the phone, especially in the dark.

If you wish, you can also turn on flash notifications on your iPhone for all kinds of notifications. This can be useful if you usually keep your phone on silent mode or if you are hard of hearing. It’s another way to not only find your iPhone in the dark but also to get a visual indication when you get a notification of any kind.

If you perform these steps and discover that your iPhone may not be at home, in the car, or anywhere near at all, use the Find My app to take the next step and find where you last left it.

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