How to track your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus without a tracking number

Even if Apple hasn't emailed you a shipping confirmation, you can find out where your iPhone is right now.

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Credit: Susie Ochs

There’s a trick you can use to stalk your new iPhone’s trek across the globe, even if Apple hasn’t sent you a shipping notification.

First, head to the UPS tracking site. Then, select the box labeled Track by Reference. In the Shipment Reference box type in the phone number tied to your new iPhone.

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Find the Shipment Reference box and enter your phone number.

Then, click Track. You’ll be taken to the Tracking Detail page, which lists the progress of your shipment. You also now have your tracking number, which you can use to check up on the status later. Or if you create a free My UPS account, it will be saved for easy retrieval. 

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Now you have a tracking number, which you can use to obsess over during the next few days.

As you can see, my iPhone 6s Plus is already on its way and should be crossing the Pacific Ocean soon. It’s a good sign it will hit my doorstep on Friday, as promised. 

You now have the information to follow your iPhone’s journey. This has been known to cause some to hit refresh on the browser tab up to 100 times per day. At least we warned you.

This story, "How to track your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus without a tracking number" was originally published by Macworld.