If you forget your iPhone at the office, Find My Phone makes it easy to track the device on a map.
This works even if the device is turned off.
That’s because Apple has built Urtla Wideband technology into some recent iPhone models, according to TheSun.
So other iPhones or Apple devices that were close to the phone would “test the connection” on Apple’s Find My network.
All you need is for someone with an Apple device to have moved close to the iPhone, and it will appear on the map – even if it’s turned off.
However, your iPhone will only be trackable through this method if it has UWB technology inside.
Supported models include:
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
To enable it you have to go to Settings, then click on your name and then choose Find My.
Tap on Find My iPhone and launch Find My iPhone.
But if your phone is buried under a pile of things the map might not be good.
Thankfully, iCloud lets you “ping” your phone, forcing it to sound a quick alarm — helping you track it down.
Another method that might be easier for Apple Watch owners: Just swipe up on your watch screen, then tap the button that looks like an iPhone with sound waves on it.
Alternatively, anyone with another Apple gadget — such as an iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch — can download the Find My Phone app.
Once the app is installed, click on the iPhone you lost and then hit the Play Audio button.
This will force your iPhone to make a noise, even if it’s on silent mode.
If you don’t have other Apple devices, your next best option is to log into the iCloud link.
You can access Find My iPhone and play audio on iPhone.
Using Find My iPhone is a very useful feature – even apart from the iPhone’s noise system.
You can also use it to locate lost devices on a map, which is great for tracking lost or stolen phones.
It’s also possible to remotely wipe your iPhone – or any other tool from Apple – to prevent thieves from getting your information or files.