How to find your Apple Watch tracking info

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Apple Watch preorders are arriving soon. Photo: Apple
Apple Watch preorders are arriving soon. Photo: Apple

Apple Watch preorders are supposed to start delivering on April 24th, but almost everyone we’ve talked to is still seeing a ‘Preparing for shipment’ status on their orders.

Tracking information for Apple Watch orders still haven’t been sent out yet, however, some reddit users have discovered a way to manually pull your tracking info from UPS. The solution is a bit hit or miss, but if you’re desperate for more info about your pre-order it’s worth a try.

Here’s how to find your tracking info:

  1. Go to UPS.com’s tracking page here
  2. Select Track by Reference on the left side
  3. Enter your 10 digit phone number in the Shipment Reference field
  4. Manually change Shipment Date Range to 4/23/15 by typing it in
  5. Hit Track

If the tracking info doesn’t show up, try changing the shipment date range to 4/24/15, 4/25/15 or some other dates. Other reddit users have pointed out that you need to use the phone number associated with the credit card it was charged to.

We’ve had limited success with this method at the Cult of Mac offices, but many reddit users have said it worked for them, so keep on trying.