You can put a sign that you found a watch (don’t say more) and your contact details. If someone contact you, ask them to describe the watch. If they can say it’s an Apple Watch of the right size, finish and band, you probably found the owner.
In this regard, can you use an Apple Watch that you found? No. If you have found an Apple Watch, the politically correct thing to do is report it to your local police department. Otherwise, no, you cannot pair an already paired Apple Watch to your Apple ID.
Additionally, can Apple Watch be tracked by serial number? Apple Watch cannot be tracked via the serial number.
Also the question is, can I reset an Apple Watch that I found? The following explains how to do that. Launch the Settings app on your Apple Watch and tap the General option. Select the Reset option and tap on Erase All Content and Settings. This will reset your Apple Watch.
Subsequently, how do I get rid of someone else’s Apple ID on my Apple Watch?
- Select Settings.
- Select to My Devices.
- Click on Apple Watch.
- Remove it by clicking on the “X” and then on Remove.
As Apple has already advised you, Apple Watch cannot be physically located using the Find My iPhone app on your iPhone (the watch does not have built-in GPS features, so cannot be tracked in the same way as, for example, an iPhone). You should also report the theft of your watch to the police.
What happens if I buy a stolen Apple Watch?
There is no way around this security feature. Apple will not advise you of the previous owner’s contact details, pass your details on to them, unlock the Apple Watch or enable you to trade it in. If you believe that the Apple Watch is, in fact, stolen, then I suggest that you hand it in to the police.
How do you know if an Apple Watch is stolen?
- You can locate your Apple Watch using the Find My iPhone feature.
- Use the Find My iPhone app on your iPhone or log into iCloud.com on a computer.
- If your Apple Watch is nearby, you can play a sound to help you find it.
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What do you do if you find an Apple Watch?
Turn it in to the local police. You can turn it into the police there or go to apple. The iWatch, if they have set up iMessage to it, will have their apple ID linked to it and apple should be able to let the people know who have lost it that is has been found.
Can Apple Watch be tracked after reset?
By “reset” did you erase the Apple Watch? If so you can no longer track it.
Can you steal an Apple Watch?
An Apple Watch is a pretty dumb thing to steal since Activation Lock protects it from being erased and paired to a new iPhone. A stolen iPhone will still be worth something for parts, but a stolen Apple Watch is unlikely to have much value.
Does Apple Watch track location without iPhone?
Apple Watch Series 2 and later and Apple Watch SE have built-in GPS that allows you to get more accurate distance and speed information during an outdoor workout without your paired iPhone.
Where is the IMEI on Apple Watch?
On your Apple Watch, open the Settings app. Tap General > About, then scroll down. Look for Serial Number or IMEI.
Can a brand new sealed Apple Watch be tracked?
Since you didn’t have the chance to set it up, it’s not associated with you in any way, so unfortunately it will not be trackable or lockable even if powered on.
Can Apple watches be blocked if stolen?
Put your Apple Watch in Lost Mode If your Apple Watch goes missing, you can lock it immediately at iCloud.com or your paired iPhone. Just place your watch in Lost Mode. Then you can send it a custom message with your phone number. So if someone finds your Apple Watch, they’ll know how to contact you.
Can you hard reset a stolen Apple Watch?
Basically, a hard reset can be performed by thieves on a stolen Apple Watch by long-pressing on the side button until the power menu appears. Then you Force Touch on the display until a new option appears for “Erase all content and settings.” This option totally wipes the Watch clean.
Can I track my child with Apple Watch?
The most interesting thing is Apple’s new Family Setup service, which lets parents provision an Apple Watch for their kids to use. They can choose what apps and services their kids can access, who they can call or send messages to, and track their location through GPS.
How far does Apple Watch work away from phone?
Normal Bluetooth range is around 33 feet / 10 meters (this will vary in practice due to wireless interference). Whenever the Apple Watch cannot connect to the iPhone via Bluetooth, it will attempt, as a fallback, to connect to a compatible Wi-Fi network.
Can you use an Apple Watch without owning an iPhone?
With Apple Watch with cellular and an activated cellular plan, you can stay connected even when away from your iPhone. For all other models of Apple Watch, there are still things you can do even when you are away from your iPhone and not connected to Wi-Fi.
How do I find my stolen Apple serial number?
Question: Q: Check serial number to see if stolen There is no database at Apple to track stolen devices by serial number. The police would do that locally. Apple does not track stolen devices. There is no local, regional, national nor international database of stolen iPhones or cell phones that anyone can search.
Do Apple watches have SIM cards?
Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular) has an eSIM (embedded SIM) in it so there’s no need to get a SIM card or transfer the SIM from another device. When you pair your Apple Watch to your iPhone, you will be prompted to set up cellular service and guided through a few simple steps.
Can life 360 track an Apple Watch?
Yes, Life360 works on some version of the Apple Watch. Namely on the newest models of Apple Watch (series 5 and 4). However, the app works better with smartphone devices, i.e., your iPhone.
Why does my Apple Watch say no location found?
On your Apple Watch, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and make sure the options there are enabled. Without these enabled, it is not possible to track your Apple Watch from your iPhone.
Can you text on Apple Watch without phone?
A Wi-Fi or cellular connection lets your Apple Watch do the following things, even if your iPhone isn’t with you. Use Siri to get directions, send iMessages, and more. Send and receive messages. Make and answer phone calls.
Can my Apple Watch call 911?
Press and hold the side button until the sliders appear, then drag the Emergency SOS slider to the right. Your Apple Watch calls the emergency services in your region—for example, 911. (In some regions, you may be required to press a keypad number to complete the call.)
Can I get my kid an Apple Watch without a phone?
You can set up and manage Apple Watch for someone who doesn’t have their own iPhone—your school-aged child or parent, for example. To do so, you must be the family organizer or parent/guardian in your Family Sharing group.