Fix: Find My Says, “No Location Found” on iPhone in iOS 16, 15

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Smartphones are so smart that it is relatively hard to lose them. Thanks to apps like Find My, provided by Apple, the company’s products can be found if you lose them. Usually, iPhone is used by the users to locate their other Apple devices like Watch, AirPods, MacBook, etc. But sometimes, it doesn’t work properly and delivers the “No Location Found” message on the screen upon locating your or your friend’s Apple device.

If you are also facing the same issue, where the Find My app is delivering the “No Location Found” error message instead of the proper location of the device, it becomes important to fix it. Otherwise, you might not be able to:

  • See your device on the map.
  • Use “Play a sound” or “Display a message” options
  • Lock or erase your device remotely.
  • Use location-based notifications.

With that said, here I have compiled a list of different fixes that you can try to rectify this issue. Let’s have a look.

Fix the “No Location Found” error in Find My app

Fix 1: Turn on Location Services

In order to have anything working that is related to the GPS location, the Location Services are needed to be enabled on the device. Hence you should first make sure the same is enabled on your iOS device or not. To check it:

step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Scroll down a bit and go to the Privacy section.

Step 3: Tap on the Location Services option.

Step 4: Switch its toggle to on. If it is already enabled, then disable and then re-enable it.

Step 5: Now on the same Location Services page, tap on Find My.

Step 6: Under the ALLOW LOCATION ACCESS section, checkmark the While Using the App option.

Fix 2: Turn on Share My Location

The location-sharing is also needed to be enabled on the iOS device in order to get the Find My working properly. To enable it:

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on your name, located at the top of the Settings app screen.

Step 3: Then tap on the Find My option.

Step 4: On the next screen, switch on the toggle of the Share My Location option. If it is already enabled, disable it and then re-enable it once.

Fix 3: Check your internet connection

The sad truth is that Find My needs an active internet connection in order to locate the devices. Both, the device you are finding and the device you are finding on, are needed to be connected to the internet. If the device you are trying to locate is not connected to the internet or is shut down, Find My will not be able to locate it. Hence make sure the devices are turned on and have an active internet connection.

Fix 4: Update your devices

Make sure that all the Apple devices that are interlinked on Find My are up to date. An outdated version of the software can also cause incompatibility issues. In some cases, it can also happen that the current software version is having some bug that is causing the “Location Not Found” error. In either of the cases, updating the devices to the latest available software is the best option.

Fix 5: Reset Location & Privacy

Lastly, you can try resetting the Location & Privacy of your iOS device. To do so:

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iOS device.

Step 2: Head over to the General section.

Step 3: Tap on the Transfer or Reset iPhone option on the General settings screen.

Step 4: Now, tap on the Reset option and select the Reset Location & Privacy option.

Bottom Line

With that said, that was all I had to serve for this one. I am hoping that this guide would have helped you in solving the problem of “Location Not Found” that is constantly appearing on your Find My app. This is definitely a serious problem that you are not able to locate your or your friend’s device as it can lead to the loss of the device with no option to locate it at all. Hence solving this issue is really important to keep yourself prepared for situations when you lose your device.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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