This feature could stop you forgetting your iPhone ever again

Never leave your iPhone behind at the work, school, or bar again.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

iOS 15 is a treasure trove of new features to explore. One awesome new feature could help prevent you from losing your iPhone.

Called Separation Alerts, what this does is that it can alert you if you leave one of your devices behind by sending a message to other devices that you have with you.

This feature is part of the Find My app, so to find it you need to make your way into the app.

Once there, tap on Devices at the bottom. Tap into a device and look under Notifications for Notify When Left Behind (note that not all Apple hardware currently supports this feature).


One there, you can activate it, as well as creating exclusion zones where you won't get notifications (your home is automatically added, but there may be other places where you walk away from your devices).

It's that simple.

Now if you accidentally leave behind a device, it will attempt to alert you by sending a message to your other devices.

Separation Alerts also work for AirTags, as well as third-party accessories that support Apple's ‌Find My‌ network.

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