iCloud: online

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An iOS device is online if:

  • It’s turned on (with or without a passcode lock)

  • It’s connected to a data network, such as 3G, 4G, LTE, or Wi-Fi

A Mac is online if:

  • It’s turned on

  • It’s connected to the Internet using Wi-Fi or Ethernet

An Apple Watch is online if:

  • It’s turned on

  • It’s connected to a Wi-Fi network

  • It’s connected to iPhone

Note: Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is online if it’s turned on and has cellular service.

AirPods are online if:

  • They’re out of their case

  • They’re within about 33 feet (10 meters) of one of your iOS devices

If a device is online, a green dot appears beside the device in the My Devices list.

Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
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