The Mac finally gets this helpful Find My feature

AirTag held in hand
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The Mac is seriously playing catchup with this feature, but it's nonetheless very welcome.

As spotted by 9to5Mac, the latest developer beta of macOS Ventura 13.1 has added a beneficial feature to the Find My app on the Mac. With the update, users can ping their accessories to play a sound from them if they are lost. This is incredibly helpful if you lost your keys, wallet, bag, or anything else with which you may have an AirTag or similar accessory tracking your things.

Until now, Mac users have only been able to ping Apple products that weren't AirTag, like the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more. With the update, you'll be able to ping all sorts of tracking accessories from the Find My app on macOS.

While this is a welcome addition to the Find My app on the Mac, it is not a new feature for Apple's other devices. Users have been able to use the Find My app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch to ping their accessories for years.

One thing to keep in mind is that this is still only part of the developer beta, and it is unclear when it will be available to all users, so keep pinging from your other Apple devices for now.

Apple has recently taken Find My to the next level

iPhone 14 emergency SOS via satellite

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While this is a small but notable update for Find My on the Mac, Apple has recently elevated the capabilities of Find My even further. 

When the company rolled out Emergency SOS via satellite to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, it revealed that users you share your location with will be able to use the feature to track your location if you happen to be in an emergency and use the new SOS feature.

That takes Find My to a new level for anyone who shares their location with a friend or family member.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.