How to use Find My Phone on Wear OS 3

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Finding your lost phone with your Wear OS smartwatch is one of the handiest features you have at your disposal, and using it couldn't be simpler. 

While it's true that the feature isn't as advanced as the equivalent tool on the Apple Watch, which provides haptic feedback and directions to help you locate your lost handset, Wear OS 3 devices are still more than capable in this area. 

Below, follow the three simple steps to track down your lost phone with your Wear OS device. 

How to use Find My Phone on Wear OS 3

Unlike other features on Wear OS 3, you won't have to trawl through settings and menus in order to enable Find My Phone. 

You will need to be within the range of your smartphone, however - not just so you can hear the sound that using this feature will create, but also so that the pair are connected via Bluetooth. 

1. Wake your watch and find the home screen

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Your watch will have to be powered on, obviously. Once it is, raise your wrist and ensure you're ready to begin from the main watch face/home screen.

2. Swipe down from the watch face

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While the dock will look slightly different on some watches, it can be accessed on all Wear OS 3 models by swiping down from the top of the display. 

3. Tap the Find My Phone icon and wait for your phone to sound

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Tap the icon that shows the phone symbol - it should be located in the middle of the third row.

You'll be given a few seconds to cancel the request before your phone sounds. 

Note that the sound will also cut through any silent/vibrate settings enabled on your phone. 

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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