It can be infuriating to lose an iPhone, an iPad or an Apple Watch, especially if you're sure it's somewhere around, but you can not get your hands on it. If my iPhone / iPad / Apple Watch is active, ask Siri to find it for you.
You probably already know that you can find an iPhone, an iPad or an Apple Watch using the Find my iPhone applicationbut there is a way to make it quite cooler and more friction free. Exactly asking Siri to "find my iPhone" or another device is a quick way to do it. Siri can even ping the missing device, making it easier to search.
Things get even better if you have a HomePod too, because you can ask it to do anything like any other Siri-toting device. There is something magical about shouting at a HomePod and making your iPhone thunder like crazy behind the sofa cushion.
How to find an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch lost with Siri
For this to work, you must have enabled the Find My iPhone / iPad / Apple Watch feature during installation. If that's the case, here's how to find one of these devices with your voice, thanks to Siri.
To start the process, call Siri as you normally would, then ask him to "Find my x" and replace x with the device you are looking for.
"Find my iphone."
"Find my iPad."
"Find my Apple watch."
If you have multiple devices, for example two iPads, Siri will ask you to confirm which one you want to locate. If you have multiple family members, you can even ask Siri to find their device too. Just add their name to the request; "Finding Rachel's iPhone" will do exactly what Siri does.
Once Siri has identified the device you want to locate, he will ask you to play a sound from it. Answer with a "Yes" to start the ping.
Once the ping has started, your device starts to sound. This will continue until it is canceled on the device itself, or eventually expires.
Of course, if you're sure that your lost device is nearby and that Siri is set to answer a voice command, you can also try talking to him directly. Just say something like "Hey Siri, tell me a joke," so she starts to make noise.