Fitbit Charge 5 recently got the “Find Phone” feature with the latest Software Update Ver: 57.200001.171.50. This feature was already available on Fitbit Smartwatches such as the Versa Series and Sense.
It was a long-awaited request by the Fitbit users, in Fitbit Community under “Feature Suggestions.
Finally, Fitbit heard and now delivered it. Even affordable fitness trackers such as the Xiaomi Mi Band 7 and 6 have this feature. This feature is handy when you misplace or lose your phone and want to find it quickly.
When the “Find Phone” feature is turned on, the paired smartphone will start to ring even if it is in silent mode.
How to Set up Find Phone on Fitbit Charge 5?
If this software update is available for your Fitbit Charge 5, you can get notifications on the Fitbit Smartphone App. Now let us check how to update the software and enable the Find Phone feature on Fitbit Charge 5. Before you start, please ensure that your Fitbit is connected to the internet and the paired smartphone is nearby. Also, make sure that your Fitbit Charge 5 has at least 50% of the battery.
- Open the Fitbit App on your paired smartphone.
- Tap on the ‘Update Tracker’ just below the software update notification
- Accept the terms and conditions by tapping on the ‘I Accept’ button.
- Choose your Fitbit Charge 5 from the list of devices(If you have multiple Fitbit devices paired)
The software will start downloading to your Fitbit Charge 5. Depending on your internet speed, the software update process may take some time. Once the update is completed, it will be installed automatically on your fitness tracker.
That’s it! You have successfully set up the Find Phone feature on your Fitbit Charge 5. Now, if you lose your phone, you can easily locate it by tapping on the “Find Phone” icon in the Quick Settings menu of your Fitbit Charge 5. You can access the “Find Phone” icon in Quick Settings by swiping down from the home screen.
If you do not see a software update notification on your Fitbit App, you can check the software version on your Fitbit device.
Settings=>Device Info=>System Info=>Version
If you face any issues while updating your Fitbit, try these troubleshooting tips.
- Charge your Fitbit Charge 5 to at least 50%.
- Ensure that your Fitbit is connected to the internet.
- Restart your Fitbit Charge 5.
- Most importantly, ensure that your paired smartphone is nearby and has enough charge.
- Update the Fitbit App on your smartphone if a software update is available.
Does all Fitbit have the Find Phone feature?
No. All Fitbits do not have the Find Phone feature. Currently, only some of the Fitbit Smartwatches, such as the Versa Series and Sense, have this feature. The recently launched Fitbit Charge 5 also has this feature with the latest software update.
What is the extent of Fitbit’s Find Phone capability?
The Fitbit and the paired phone must be within 10 meters of each other to connect. If the devices are not within range of each other, the Find Phone feature will not work.
How do I turn off the Find Phone alarm on my smartphone?
You can easily disable the ringing alarm on your smartphone by tapping on the “Cancel” button.
I hope this Fitbit Charge 5 Find Phone Step-by-Step guide was helpful. If you have any doubts or queries about this, let us know in the comment section below.