How to Ping an iPhone

How to Ping an iPhone

Apple has been one of the leading mobile manufacturers for many years. iPhone is famous for its superfast speed, premium look, and several useful features. However, it is also infamous for its expensive prices. And because of that, many users take care of it and handle it properly wherever they go. If you own an iPhone and have unknowingly lost it, you will certainly want to know how to ping an iPhone. Read this helpful guide that will teach you how to ping someone’s iPhone and ping your iPhone to ultimately track and retrieve it.

How to Ping an iPhone

How to Ping an iPhone

You can ping a device and the location with the help of the steps mentioned later in this article. Keep reading to find out how you can do it on your iPhone.

Can You Ping Someone’s iPhone?

Yes, you can ping someone’s iPhone by sharing your location with the person you want to ping or by using iCloud Find My iPhone. Read and follow both these methods mentioned above with the detailed steps.

How Do I Send a Loud Sound to Someone’s iPhone?

1. Visit the iCloud Sign in page on your PC.

2. Sign in with your Apple ID and Password.

3. Click on Find iPhone, as shown below.

Click on Find iPhone

4. Click the Green dot > i icon.

Click the Green dot - i icon

5. Now, click on Play Sound to ping the desired iPhone.

click on Play Sound to ping the desired iPhone | How to Ping an iPhone

Also Read: How to Make Find My iPhone Say No Location Found

How to Ping an iPhone With Find My iPhone? How Do You Ping an iPhone Location?

A. Ping iPhone Device:

To ping an iPhone with Find My iPhone, follow these steps:

1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the Devices tab from the bottom bar.

Tap on the Devices tab from the bottom bar

3. Select the desired device from the menu you want to ping.

Note: You can add other iPhone devices from here as well by tapping on the Plus (+) icon.

Select the desired device from the menu you want to ping

4. Tap on Play Sound to ping the phone immediately.

Tap on Play Sound

B. Ping iPhone Location:

To ping an iPhone location, make sure you are connected to the internet and follow these steps:

 1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone.

2. Tap on Start Sharing Location.

Tap on Start Sharing Location

3. Type the desired person’s name in the To: field.

Type the desired person's name in the To field

4. Choose the desired sharing duration of the location out of these three:

  • Share for One Hour
  • Share Until End of Day
  • Share Indefinitely

Choose the desired sharing duration

Also Read: How to Share Your Location with Friends on Android

How Do You Find Someone Else’s iPhone? How Do You Ping Someone’s Location?

You can find someone else’s iPhone with the Find My app and ping their location in the following way:

 1. Open the Find My app and tap on the Start Sharing Location option from the bottom, as shown.

Tap on Start Sharing Location

2. In the To: field, type the desired person’s name and select the desired sharing duration of the location:

  • Share for One Hour
  • Share Until End of Day
  • Share Indefinitely

Choose the desired sharing duration

Can I Locate an iPhone That Is Not Mine?

Yes, you can locate an iPhone that is not yours if you have shared a location with it via the Find My app or iCloud Find iPhone using the Apple id details of that iPhone in question.

How Do I Ping Someone’s Lost iPhone?

Follow the below steps if you want to know how to ping someone’s lost iPhone:

1. Visit the iCloud Sign in page on your PC.

2. Sign in with your Apple ID and Password.

3. Click on Find iPhone, as shown below.

Click on Find iPhone

4. Click the Green dot > i icon.

5. Now, click on Play Sound.

click on Play Sound to ping the desired iPhone

Also Read: How to Control iPhone using Windows PC

How to Ping an iPhone Without Find my iPhone? How Can I Track an iPhone By Phone Number?

  • You cannot ping an iPhone without Find My iPhone. You can read the steps mentioned above in this article to know how to ping with the help of the Find My iPhone feature through iCloud.
  • Also, you cannot track an iPhone by phone number on your own. You will have to take the help of phone look-up services or the Police to track your phone using your phone number.

How to Ping iPhone From Apple Watch?

On your Apple Watch, perform the following steps:

1. Sign in on your Apple Watch with the same Apple ID and Password which is used in the target iPhone.

2. Swipe up to open the Control Center.

3. Tap the Ping icon, as highlighted below.

Tap the Ping icon

How to Ping an iPhone From an Android Smartphone?

Read and follow the upcoming method for this:

1. Visit the iCloud Sign in page on an Android smartphone.

2. Sign in with your Apple ID and Password.

Sign in with your Apple ID and Password | How to Ping an iPhone

3. Tap on Allow for the Android Sign in request prompt on your iPhone.

4. Now, on the Android phone, tap on the Find iPhone option.

tap on the Find iPhone option

5. Tap on the location Green dot > i icon.

6. Now, tap on Play Sound.

Also Read: Turn Your Smartphone into a Universal Remote Control

How to Use Find My iPhone to Ping, Track, and Erase iPhone?

You can use Find My iPhone to ping, track, and erase the iPhone in the following ways:

A. Ping iPhone:

1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the Devices tab, as shown.

Tap on the Devices tab from the bottom bar

3. Choose the desired device and tap on Play Sound for that device.

Tap on Play Sound

B. Track iPhone:

To track an iPhone, you need to share your location through the Find My app in the following way:

 1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone.

2. Tap on Start Sharing Location.

Tap on Start Sharing Location

3. Choose the desired sharing duration of the location out of these three after typing the desired person’s name in the To: field:

  • Share for One Hour
  • Share Until End of Day
  • Share Indefinitely

Choose the desired sharing duration | How to Ping an iPhone

Now, you can track the iPhone whose location has been shared.

C. Erase iPhone:

Read and follow the below steps to erase iPhone through the Find My app:

 1. Open the Find My app on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the Devices tab from the bottom bar.

3. Tap on the desired device you want to erase.

4. Tap on Erase This Device option from the bottom. The desired iPhone device will get erased.

Erase This Device

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

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