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When it comes to locating Apple devices, using AirTags or the location of contacts, there is no getting around “Where is?” on iPhone, iPad and Mac. Where's my backpack? Where are my AirPods? These and other questions can be answered with the appropriate App answer if the individual devices and objects in the iCloud are connected to each other, i.e. used with the same Apple ID. You can find more about "Wo ist?" in this little guide.
Set up "Where is?" on iPhone, Mac and Co.
The search and find function of Apple devices can be set up on the iPhone and Mac as well as on the iPad and iPod touch. Among other things, it can be specified on the mobile devices whether they can also be located offline or whether, as a precaution, they should transmit their last location by default when the battery level is low. In addition to the following settings, you should make sure that under Settings -> Privacy the Location services are activated. Then it goes like this:
- Opens the Settings on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Tap your Namur (at the top)
- Then select the point Where is? from
- Tap above My iphone search
- Activate the appropriate controls depending on your preferences
But the Apple Mac, iMac and MacBook also have "Where is?" as a function and as a way of finding other devices. So whether your Mac needs to be found or you want to use it to retrieve the AirTag equipped bike, here are the settings you need:
- Choose that in the top left Apple menu () off
- Click on the in the list that opens System settings ...
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- Now click Find my Mac
- You can then activate or deactivate search and network functions
There are various ways of using the "Where is?" network for other devices. For AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max go to Bluetooth settings and go there Further information on the respective device. With the Apple Watch, the path leads again via the settings, your own name in it and Find my Apple Watch. AirTags and other manufacturer's products that work with Find My can be found in the Find My? App can be integrated via "Add object". They can also be displayed later on the map in the app.
The where is? App: Locate devices, add objects, see contact locations
The Find My app is pre-installed on both Apple mobile devices and Macs. On the iPhone, the tabs “People”, “Devices”, “Objects” and “Me” are available. In the latter you can manage whether you want to share your own location and receive requests. Mac also has People, Devices, and Objects tabs. According to the respective names, contacts who have shared their location, the devices linked to their own Apple ID, as well as AirTags and third-party objects can be found there. Select a device or item to get more info, play a sound on it, or use other options.
Without an Apple device: Search and find via iCloud
Of course, the apps on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac are of no use to you if you want to find those devices. If they have been stolen, have you forgotten them somewhere or have they been lost in some other way, you can use the iCloud website from a third-party device (also with Windows, Android, Linux, etc.) to display the devices on a map. Simply register below https://www.icloud.com/find/ with your Apple ID. The devices linked to this Apple ID are already located and displayed.
Current information on the topics mentioned
I hope I was able to give you an introduction to the topic "Where is?" with this little guide. If you want more detailed information and further instructions including images and screenshots, then take a look at Apple's support documents. There is a large selection on all relevant topics. You can start with the Find My Support Page make. There are links to all other topics from there.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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