Does AppleCare Cover a Lost Watch?

The Apple Watch has been making headlines since its release in April 2015 as one of the most comprehensive – if pricey – smartwatches available.

And it does a lot for the money.

The Apple Watch serves as an extension of your iPhone and a fashion piece, allowing you to send and receive SMS text messages as well as to measure your calorie intake.

As a result, when you can’t find it, you panic.

You spent hundreds of dollars on the watch, and it has now become an indispensable element of your wardrobe and, more broadly, your way of life.

You search and search for it, but it is nowhere to be found.

You’re worried that it’s been taken without your permission and that you’ll never see it again.

Have you recently squandered a large sum of money? Will AppleCare pay the cost of a new Apple Watch if you lose yours?

Does AppleCare Cover a Lost Watch?

A lost or stolen Apple Watch is one of the things that AppleCare and AppleCare+ do not cover. Apple will not provide you with any kind of replacement. Instead, Apple recommends that you try to locate the iPhone on your own, report it as stolen to local law enforcement, and activate Lost Mode on your Apple Watch.

In some cases, the provisions of AppleCare – including the extended warranty known as AppleCare+ – may be ineffective.

While these limited warranties cover certain items, they do not cover everything.

Furthermore, most of what is covered are still subject to fees and sales taxes.

Is AppleCare able to help you replace your lost (or stolen) Apple Watch?

Let’s get started by talking about what AppleCare covers and what you can do if you lose your Apple Watch.

Why won’t AppleCare or AppleCare+ cover a lost or stolen Apple Watch?

A lost or stolen Apple Watch is not covered by AppleCare. AppleCare+ won’t either.

On the iPhone, you can obtain a version of AppleCare+ that includes Theft & Loss, but this does not apply to the Apple Watch.

As far as the Apple Watch is concerned, these plans only cover accidental damage and faults.

It’s impossible to explain why, but it’s possible that Apple believes you’re less likely to lose or have your Apple Watch stolen than you are with your iPhone.

I’m not sure how I’m going to find the Apple Watch on my own.

To locate the Apple Watch on your own, you’ll need to utilize the Find My app.

You should download it right now if you haven’t already.

It will be enabled on your Apple Watch if it is already enabled on your associated iPhone.

If your Apple Watch is lost or stolen, you may use your iPhone’s Find My app to track it down on a map.

Also, because of Activation Lock, someone who has stolen your device would need to know your Apple ID and password in order to wipe your Apple Watch information and replace it with their iPhone.

How to Make the Most of the Find My App

If your Apple Watch supports GPS and cellular, the Find My app can utilize GPS and a trusted WIFI or cellular connection to show you where the Apple Watch is presently situated.

If your Apple Watch just has GPS, you can use it with a trustworthy WIFI network.

If you have an Apple Watch Series 1, be aware that it will rely on the position of your associated iPhone or its Wi-Fi connection because it lacks GPS.

To view where your watch is on a map, sign in to or use the Find My app.

If it’s close enough, you can use Play Sound to assist you to find it.

Your watch will continue to ring until you press the ‘Dismiss’ button.

If your watch isn’t linked to Wi-Fi, cellular, or your associated iPhone, it won’t show up on the map.

You may view it on your PC in the following way:

  1. Sign in with your Apple ID at
  2. Find iPhone is now open.
  3. Then choose Apple Watch from the drop-down menu under All Devices.

This is how you can locate it on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Find My app on your phone.
  2. Select the Devices to tab from the drop-down menu.
  3. To see where your Apple Watch is on the map, choose it.

How to Activate Lost Mode on an Apple Watch

If you go to or use your associated iPhone, you can place your lost Apple Watch into Lost Mode.

You can send a personalized message to your Apple Watch once you’ve set it in Lost Mode, along with your phone number.

That way, if someone nice finds your Apple Watch, they’ll know who to contact and how to reach them.

To do so on your iPhone, go to.

  1. Then touch your Apple Watch in the Find My app.
  2. In the Mark As Lost section, tap Activate.
  3. Continue by tapping the Continue button.
  4. Tap Next after entering a phone number where you may be reached.
  5. Enter the message you’d want to see on the Apple Watch’s display.
  6. Select Activate from the drop-down menu.
  7. Check your mailbox because Find My will send you an email to confirm that you put your Apple Watch in Lost Mode.

How to Disable or Disable Lost Mode

You can remove your Apple Watch from Lost Mode if you no longer require it (perhaps you found it or had someone return it to you).

To accomplish this from your PC, follow these steps:

  1. Use your Apple ID and password to log in to
  2. Select Find iPhone from the menu.
  3. Then choose Apple Watch from the drop-down menu under All Devices.
  4. To confirm, go to Lost Mode > Stop Lost Mode > Stop Lost Mode again.

To do so on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Find My app on your phone.
  2. Select your Apple Watch that has gone lost.
  3. In the Mark As Lost section, tap Activated.
  4. Turn off Mark As Lost, then confirm by tapping Turn Off.

What To Do If Your Apple Watch Isn’t Shown On The Map

If your Apple Watch isn’t showing up on the map, you should first put it in Lost Mode.

Anyone else will need a passcode to turn off the Find My app, wipe your watch, or sync it with their iPhone.

After that, you’ll want to update your Apple ID password so no one else can access your account.

You should also report your smartphone as stolen or lost to local law police and leave the rest to them.

Closing Thoughts

Unfortunately, AppleCare and AppleCare+ will not protect you if your Apple Watch is lost or stolen.

There appears to be a presumption that your iPhone is more likely to be lost or stolen than your Apple Watch.

Sure, this is a tremendous disappointment for Apple Watch customers, but there are still a few steps you may take to locate and reclaim your device.

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