Locate a device in Find My on iPad

Locate a device in Find My on iPad

Use the Find My app to locate and play a sound on a missing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, or Beats headphones (supported models). In order to locate a device, you must turn on Find My [device] before it’s lost.

Note: If you want to see how far away your devices are from you, make sure you turn on Precise Location for the Find My app. See Control the location information you share on iPad.

If you lose your iPad and don’t have access to the Find My app, you can locate or play a sound on your device using Find My iPhone on iCloud.com.

 The Find My screen open to the Devices tab. There are three devices in the Devices list: Edwina’s iPad, Edwina’s iPhone, and Edwina’s iPod touch. Their locations are shown on a map of San Francisco.

See the location of a device

Tap Devices, then tap the name of the device you want to locate.

  • If the device can be located: It appears on the map so you can see where it is.

  • If the device can’t be located: You see “No location found” under the device’s name. Under Notifications, turn on Notify When Found. You receive a notification once it’s located.

For troubleshooting steps, see the Apple Support article If Find My iPhone is offline or not working.

Play a sound on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch

  1. Tap Devices, then tap the name of the device you want to play a sound on.

  2. Tap Play Sound.

    • If the device is online: A sound starts after a short delay and gradually increases in volume, then plays for about two minutes. The device vibrates (if applicable). A Find My [device] alert appears on the device’s screen.

      A confirmation email is also sent to your Apple ID email address.

    • If the device is offline: You see Sound Pending. The sound plays the next time the device connects to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.

Ask Siri. Say something like: “Play a sound on my iPod touch” or “Where’s my iPad?” Learn how to ask Siri.

Play a sound on your AirPods or Beats headphones

If your AirPods or Beats headphones (supported models) are paired with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can play a sound on them using Find My.

  1. Tap Devices, then tap the name of the AirPods or Beats headphones you want to play a sound on.

  2. Tap Play Sound. If your AirPods or AirPods Pro are separated, you can mute one by tapping Left or Right to find them one at a time.

    • If the device is online: It plays a sound immediately for two minutes.

      A confirmation email is also sent to your Apple ID email address.

    • If the device is offline: You receive a notification the next time your device is in range of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Stop playing a sound on a device

If you find your device and want to turn off the sound before it stops automatically, do one of the following:

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Press the power button or a volume button, or flip the Ring/Silent switch. If the device is locked, you can also unlock it, or swipe to dismiss the Find My [device] alert. If the device is unlocked, you can also tap OK in the Find My [device] alert.

  • Apple Watch: Tap Dismiss in the Find My Watch alert, or press the Digital Crown or side button.

  • Mac: Click OK in the Find My Mac alert.

  • AirPods or Beats headphones: Tap Stop in Find My.

Get directions to a device

You can get directions to a device’s current location in the Maps app .

  1. Tap Devices, then tap the name of the device you want to get directions to.

  2. Tap Directions to open Maps.

  3. Tap the route to get directions from your current location to the device’s location. See Get driving directions from your current location in Maps on iPad.

Locate or play a sound on a friend’s device

If your friend loses a device, they can locate it or play a sound on it by going to icloud.com/find and signing in with their Apple ID and password. To learn more, see Locate a device in Find My iPhone on iCloud.com in the iCloud User Guide.

If you set up Family Sharing, you can use Find My to locate a family member’s missing device.

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