How To Find A Dead Apple Watch (quick & easy)

Are you aware that it’s possible to find a lost Apple Watch after the battery dies? Hence, this article is going to teach you how to find a dead Apple Watch. However. Endeavor to read carefully and adhere to all the instructions in this article.

After my discussion with one of the Apple support representatives, he clarified that it’s impossible to find a lost Apple Watch that was discharged. He also told me that physical looking in this kind of situation could only see the Apple Watch. Hence, he also gave me some tips and tricks that I can probably use to find my watch, even if it’s offline.

If you are reading this article, you’ve probably misplaced your Apple Watch, and maybe the battery is discharged. If I’m right, then I can boldly tell you not to be scared. I’m going to show you the trick I used to find my lost watch with the help of the Apple “Find My.” Hence, Ensure “Find My” is enabled on the lost Apple Watch, else it will be impossible to track it.

Apple “Find My” is an excellent tool in all the Apple devices that allows all users to track and find their lost device. Even if your lost device is turned off, the agency will also help you find it by sending you the previous location before it was turned off.

It’s essential and necessary for all the Apple device users to enable this great feature on all their devices so that it will be easy for them to track any of their lost devices.

Apple doesn’t operate like an android device. Apple has improved so much, and it’s no longer as usual when it’s hard or impossible to track your lost AirPods, iPhone/iPad, or Apple Watch. Even if your device is switched off or discharged, Apple’s new Bluetooth location feature is going to help you track and locate your released device. It’s effortless as ABC to track your lost device using the tool.

iCloud and Find My are the two great tools that will help us get Apple Watch you’ve lost back into your hands. However, before I show you how to find a dead Apple Watch, first, follow the steps below to enable the Find My.

How to Set Up the Find My On Your Apple Watch

All Apple users need to enable this feature on all of their devices so that it will be easy to track and find their device whenever they misplace it. It will not take over five minutes of your time; follow the steps below.

  • Turn on your device Settings app.
  • You will see your name displaying at the top of the screen; just tap on it and proceed to the next page.
  • Kindly tap “Find My.”
  • Do you want certain friends or family members to see your location? If yes, then turn on Share My Location. Else ignore it.
  • We’re almost done. Now tap the Find My iPhone showing on your screen, turn it on, and tap OK.
  • Most importantly, turn on Enable Offline Finding.
    • It will help you find your lost device even is discharged or switched off.
  • Now proceed and turn on Send Last Location, and you are done.

In this way, the “Find My” would be enabled on your phone and any other Apple device you own. For example, Apple Watch or AirPods.

Can You Find A Dead Apple Watch?

As started above with our interview with one of the Apple support representatives, it’s impossible to find a lost Apple Watch that was discharged. It requires physical search to locate the Watch in such a situation.

However, if your Watch is fully charged, you would probably find it with the help of the Apple Find My app. Read carefully below how you can use the app to find your Watch.

Will Apple Watch play lost sound when dead?

No, dead Apple Watch will still play sound. However, you may not hear the sound if the watch is not nearby.

How To Find A Dead Apple Watch

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Since you have the Find My enabled on your iPhone and the Apple Watch, Probably it will be straightforward to find your lost Apple Watch even if it’s dead or switched off. Hence, follow the steps below.

  • Use your iPhone or iPad to open the Find My app.
  • A new page will open, then you hit on the Devices tab.
  • A map will pop up on your iPhone or iPod screen featuring your Find My enabled devices.
  • However, if your Apple Watch is discharged or switched off, it will appear on the map and sidebar as an Apple Watch with a blank screen. But if your Apple Watch is turned on, it will appear on the map and sidebar as an Apple Watch with an active Home screen.
  • Now proceed and select your Apple Watch on the listed Find My enabled devices.
  • Kindly click the Directions tab to get walking or driving directions to your Apple Watch general location.
  • However, if the lost Apple Watch is offline but not dead, you can Play Sound to help you locate it quickly.
  • But if the Apple Watch is discharged or switched off, you can turn on Notify When Found to send notifications and a location update to your iPhone or iPad the next time your Apple Watch is turned on.

Now you’ve seen how to find a dead Apple Watch with your iPhone; however, if you don’t have iPhone or iPad to track the lost Apple Watch, you can also borrow from anyone close to you and use it to track the lost Watch. Read further below.

Lost Apple Watch: Here’s how to find your Apple Watch with someone else’s device

  • Use the borrowed iPhone/iPad to open the Find My app.
  • Proceed and tap the Me tab displaying on your screen and tap on the Help A Friend tab.
  • You’ll be required to log into your iCloud. Suppose prompted to log in using Touch or Face ID, select Use Different Apple ID.
    • NOTE: You must log in with your iCloud account that was used to enable the Find My.
  • Proceed and sign in with your iCloud ID and password. Please do not use your friend’s own to log in.
  • After you’ve logged in, you can now follow the steps in the previous section to locate your missing Apple Watch. Do not forget to log out after tracking your Apple Watch.

In this way, you can easily use your friend’s iPhone to track your Lost Apple Watch. Furthermore, you’ve seen the two steps of how to find a dead Apple Watch.

How Do I Find The Last Location Of My Dead Apple Watch?

The Find My helps you find the last known location of your dead Apple Watch. To use the feature, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and go to the My Watch tab.

  • On the My Watch tab, tap on the Status button. This will open the Status Screen.
  • On the Status Screen, tap on the Locations button. This will open the Locations Screen.
  • On the Locations Screen, tap on the Last Known Location button. This will open the Last Known Location Screen.
  • On the Last Known Location Screen, you will see a map with the watch’s last known location. You

How to Enable Lost Mode

Are you sure you adhere to the helpful steps above, yet you were not able to find your lost watch? If yes, then you still have one option left. The best thing to do in this kind of situation is to enable Lost Mode on the lost Apple Watch. When enabled, a “Mark As Lost” will remotely lock the lost watch, and a custom message will be displayed on the screen together with your contact number. In this way, it will be easy for the person holding the Watch to reach you. Hence, The Watch will be too useless if the person doesn’t return it because they can’t use or reset the Watch unless you later disable the Lost Mode.

However, you’ve learned how to find a dead Apple Watch, following the steps below to enable the lost mode.

  • Use your iPhone or iPad to open the Find My app.
  • Proceed and select your lost Apple Watch.
  • Under Mark’ As Lost’, select Activate and hit the Continue button.
  • Now enter a reachable phone number where the person holding your Apple Watch can reach you and tap Next.
  • Now enter a heart-touching message that will be displayed on your lost Apple Watch Lock screen. Please don’t use any harsh words.
  • Now hit the Activate button.

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Conclusion

Finding your dead Apple Watch is difficult. Though Apple has the feature that allows you to track a stolen Watch, it is almost useless when the lost Apple Watch is dead.

You can use the Find My to find your Apple Watch when offline. However, if you later find the lost watch with any of the methods listed in this article, you can quickly turn off the Lost Mode. That is all, guys, and we hope this article has shown the right information on using the Find My app to locate your missing Apple Watch.

14 thoughts on “How To Find A Dead Apple Watch (quick & easy)”

  1. It’s been discharged for over a week now (I assume it’s discharged, because i’ve been looking for it and it doesnt ring a sound or anything). However, when I look at Find My, it says it’s at home. Is it actually at home or just displaying one of the locations that were introduced to the device?

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  2. My apple watch is lost and I’m sure the battery is dead. When I try to “find my” it states the watch is where I am regardless of the location. It appears my apple watch mimics my phones location. I called Apple and they told me there was nothing I could do. When I spoke to an AT & T rep he said this happened to him and he eventually got Apple to provide a location. He said he was patient and talked to many people before someone helped him.

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  3. Ok, i haven’t seen my Apple Watch in like 3 weeks…there’s no way it still has charge to it right? Well it keeps changing locations on the Find My App. One second it’s home the next it’s at my workplace and it keeps switching back and forth between the two. Idk why because it should be dead, but maybe it’s not? I don’t know if anything can help me that would be great

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