How to protect our lost Apple Watch from our iPhone

Our Apple Watch is becoming a really useful accessory over time, which helps us carry the information we need every day on our wrist , and access it without having to unlock the iPhone.

We can use it to quantify our activity, check our email, or even buy without carrying a wallet using Apple Pay, even though the latter is not yet available in many countries today. But the greater the functionality, the greater the risk that our information will be compromised in the event of theft or loss, and this, is what we want to avoid today.

Apple Watch, now supporting “Find My iPhone”

How to protect our lost Apple Watch from our iPhone
How to protect our lost Apple Watch from our iPhone

From the very first version of the watch software, we could choose a PIN that would be requested every time it was removed, but this security measure was not enough, so from WatchOS 2, Apple introduced the activation block .

As with iOS-enabled devices, the activation lock links the device to the iCloud account you log in to on the first boot, so if you try to restore it, you must first log in to the account you linked up with at first.

In addition, from iOS 10 and WatchOS 3, it is possible to use Find My iPhone with the Apple Watch , so we can get the last estimated location of our clock, play a sound from it, delete it, or activate the “Lost Mode”, with which we will make the clock request the iCloud account the next time it connects.

How to use it?

In the event that you lose your Watch, you will only need to access the “Find my iPhone” app itself, or the iCloud.com website . From there, you can start the remote security functions offered by the device.

On the other hand, if you have an Apple Watch Series 2, you’ll be able to get a more accurate location by integrating GPS , so you’ll have a better chance of finding it.

Now we can only hope that you never have to use it, because there is little worse suffering in this digital age than losing your smartphone, or in this case, your smartwatch .

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