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Find your phone with Google Assistant

Never lose your phone again. You can ask Google Assistant to locate your phone.

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by Downtime, Filters or Do not disturb.

Learn more about Digital Wellbeing

Set up Find My iPhone

To allow Google Assistant to find your phone, you need to turn on notifications from the Google Home app and set up Voice Match. Then, when you need to find your phone, you can say “Find my iPhone” or “Where’s my iPhone?” to your speaker or display. To let Google Assistant find your phone even when it’s set to silent or Do not disturb, turn on Critical alerts

Note: If you don’t turn on notifications, Google Assistant can still call the number linked to your Google Account, but it shouldn't send a notification.

This feature is only available in the US and Canada for iOS.

What you need

  • An iPhone connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi
  • The Google Home app Google Home app
  • A speaker or display set up in the Google Home app

Turn on notifications and Critical alerts

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Settings  and then Notifications.
  3. If you have the option, tap Turn on Notifications and then Go to settings. This takes you to the Google Home screen in your iPhone’s Settings app. 
    • If you don’t have the option to turn on notifications, this may mean notifications are already turned on. 
  4. Tap Notifications and then turn on Allow Notifications.
  5. Go back to the Google Home app for the setting to take effect.
  6. To turn on Critical alerts, from the home screen, tap Settings and then Notifications and then General notifications and then turn on Critical alerts.

Set up Voice Match

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap the triangle next to the Google Account, then tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Tap Assistant settings  Voice match  Add a device.
  5. Make sure that you check any devices you want to to use to Find My Phone for.
  6. Tap Continue  I agree.
  7. Follow the in-app steps.
  8. To get your personal information, you must turn on Personal results. Tap I agree and proceed with the Voice Match setup.
  9. To invite others to set up Voice match for tailored results, tap Invite  choose your communication method, and send the invite. To skip this step, tap No thanks.

Find your phone

Say "Hey Google, find my phone" or “find my iPhone” and Google Assistant should send a notification to your iPhone that makes it ring for about 25 seconds. To stop the ringing and dismiss the notification, tap the notification.

Important: Google Assistant sends the notification to the iPhone on which you last signed into the Home app Google Home app. It also tells you which iPhone it will ring.

You won't get a notification alert from your phone if it:

  • Is set to silent or Do not disturb, unless you’ve enabled critical alerts.
  • Doesn't have a cellular signal or isn't connected to the internet.
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