Don’t forget your iPhone again by using Phone Buddy on Apple Watch! Use Phone Lost Alert and Distance Going Away Alert to track devices and never lose your iPhone again!

Macworld’s 2020 “Must-Have apps for your new Apple Watch” Phone Buddy Notifier is an Apple Watch app that alerts you when you lose bluetooth connection with your iPhone.

“All we want is the ability to get alerts on our Apple Watch when we leave our iPhone behind.” -Macworld

Don't forget your iPhone again using Phone Lost Alert on Apple Watch! Phone Buddy notifies your Apple Watch the moment bluetooth connection is lost with your iPhone.

This app is for the forgetful ones! If you’ve ever forgotten your iPhone, Phone Buddy Lost Phone Alert is the answer. Don’t forget your iPhone again using Lost Phone Alert.

Phone Buddy Alerts can be configured to display when your iPhone connection is lost, when you leave your Apple Watch behind, or when devices move apart with Distance Going Away Alerts! With Phone Buddy Alarm, if you step away from your iPhone, you get a notification on your Apple Watch! It’s that simple.

If someone takes your iPhone, Phone Buddy will alert you with a Lost Phone Notification right on your Apple Watch. Lost Phone Alert is better than phone insurance since it helps prevent a loss!

Use Lost Phone Alert now and never lose your phone again!

Misplacing your iPhone is a thing of the past, find your iPhone easily using your Apple Watch with Signal Strength Monitor and Play Ring.


Phone Buddy is compatible with the following Bluetooth LE enabled Apple Watch models running WatchOS 5 or later: Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 5, and Apple Watch Series 6

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Jason Cross. “10 must-have apps for your new Apple Watch: Take your little wrist computer to the next level with these great apps.” Macworld (2020): Web ( NOV 25, 2020

What’s New

Version 6.1.1

This update brings more clarity on Phone Buddy Notifier features with an improved Help tab. We also fixed a few pesky bugs with new voice alarm and tones. As always, we also included usability and stability improvements. Hope everyone likes it!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
274 Ratings

274 Ratings

WrightNestor ,

Love it, but...

I have been waiting for an App like this one since the first Apple Watch. I was super excited when I found it and immediately got the paid version. Only problem (a big one for me) is that every time I restart my iPhone or my watch, the app does not start automatically and I don’t always remember to manually turn it on. So I’m still forgetting my iPhone at home or in the car... Disappointing but I’m sure developers will do something about that.
Update: one year later last week I downloaded this app again and it finally works well, the down fall is that it’s draining my battery! 🙄

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. We are aware of this limitation and will continue to try to find a solution that will allow Phone Buddy to re-start without user input after a system shutdown. At this time we don't have technical path forward to achieve this result but we are always trying new things and with each new OS updates Apple provides new functionality that may enable this use case sometime down the line. Thanks again for the feedback and we'd love to get this working sometime soon.

JTFrazier ,

Too often receive lost phone alert with phone next to watch

I did all I could with configuration- set distance far and increased time. I also set to not alert on home WiFi. No joy. I still get random alerts for no apparent reason. I guess I need to be a big boy and remember my phone because this app gives too many false alerts to be useful. :(

The developer suggested that I may be having problems in my environment with distance and simply use lost phone alerts instead. I had the issue with the phone and watch being within inches of each other. Unless my body generates a field that could through their process off, I don’t see what environment is interfering; it’s not like there are walls to go through or metal objects in the way. This issue didn’t just happen at home. BTW - iPhone 12 Pro and Watch Series 6, so this isn’t an issue with older hardware. Downgraded the review to 1; reminds me a bit of the iPhone - you’re not holding it right but worse.

Developer Response ,

Hello. Thanks for the feedback. It may be surprising but the human body does in fact interfere with Bluetooth. You can see the impact by observing the Bluetooth signal strength while positioning your body between your devices. Further, Bluetooth shares the spectrum with Wifi so any wifi signal can cause interference as well. Since Distance Going Away Alerts use Bluetooth signal strength as a proxy for distance, these alerts are susceptible to false alerts in certain environments or with certain device combinations. Have your tried fully disabling these alerts? (No threshold updates, just turning off distance alerts). You can instead rely on Phone Lost Alert which is more reliable since Bluetooth disconnection is less volatile than signal strength changes, although the alert would appear a few seconds later. We created the Distance Alerts for situations where the extra seconds would be too much such as traveling so you would want to use both Distance Alerts and Phone Lost Alert in these situations only. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. You may email for direct support as well.

JumpinAndy ,

Everyone Needs This

A few years ago I left my phone in a Vegas casino and didn’t realize it until hours later when I was back in my hotel room. I was so frustrated that my Apple Watch somehow couldn’t alert me of this because it would’ve saved me a ton of time and frustration. This lead me to look into solutions for this type of situation and that’s how I found this app.

Haven’t lost my phone again since that incident in Vegas but knowing I have this app installed gives me peace of mind. The alerts for when you’re distancing (or disconnecting) from your phone work perfectly and are extremely useful. This a must-have app for every iPhone and Apple Watch owner.

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