iCloud: Play a sound on your device

Play a sound on your device

If you lose your device and you think it’s nearby, use Find My iPhone on iCloud.com to play a sound on it to help you find it. If you have Family Sharing set up, you can also play a sound on a family member’s device. For more information, see the Apple Support article Family Sharing.

Play a sound on your iOS device, Apple Watch, or Mac

  1. Click All Devices, then select the device on which you want to play a sound.

  2. Click Play Sound.

    The Play Sound button in the bottom-left corner of the device’s Info window.

    If the device is online, it vibrates and plays a sound immediately (for two minutes). If it’s offline, the sound plays the next time it’s online.

Play a sound on your AirPods

  1. Click All Devices, then select your AirPods.

  2. Click Play Sound.

    If your AirPods are online, they play a sound immediately (for two minutes). If they’re offline, you receive a notification on your iOS devices the next time your AirPods are in range of one of your iOS devices and the Find My iPhone app is open.

    Important: Make sure to remove the AirPods from your ears before playing a sound. Although the sound starts playing softly, the volume gradually increases. This could cause discomfort for anyone wearing the AirPods.

  3. If your AirPods are separated, tap Mute Left or Mute Right to find them one at a time.

    The Mute Left, Stop Playing, and Mute Right buttons in the AirPods Info window.
  4. After you find your AirPods, tap Stop Playing.

After the sound plays, a confirmation email is sent to your Apple ID email address.

You can also use a different iOS device to play a sound on your missing device. For more information, open Find My iPhone, tap Help, then go to “Play a sound.”

Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
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