Macbook won’t unlock using apple watch: macOS Sierra

Apple’s new concept announced for your upcoming new macOS Sierra (10.12) in developer Bata. And its final there is a no doubt for public version of macOS Sierra. And the once of very best features is auto unlock Macbook Air, Macbook Pro or iMac remotely through Apple watch, Without Enter login password we can access our Mac screen directly under top security and Users Privacy, When we turn on or wake up after long time access. In that, Mostly people experienced Macbook won’t unlock using apple watch, I’m one them. Then I tried the below troubleshooting steps and it’s worked for me.

Let’s see how to fix MacBook won’t unlock using apple watch automatically. Follow the basic Prerequisite conditions for use this features.

Fixed: (macOS Sierra) MacBook won’t unlock using apple watch (WatchOS 3)

Allows Devices names: Auto unlock works on Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, iMac, MacMini, Apple Watch.

Your Apple ID must be enabled for Tow Factor authentication,

Note: Make sure two step authentication is different than Two Factor

For Mac > Apple Menu > System Preference > iCloud > Account Details > Security > Turn on Two Factor Authentication.

For iOS > Settings > iCloud > Tap on Apple ID > Password & Security > Turn on Two Factor Authentication.

For Verify Go to Manage > In Security Section go with Two Factor Authentication Get Started. See below image.Enable Two Factor Authontication

Both Devices must be updated

You Macbook and Apple Watch updated with latest OS, macOS Sierra and WatchOS 3 (Right Now Beta 2). And Both Device added under same apple ID.

Enable Your Mac for Auto unlock Mac from system preference

Go to Mac Apple Menu > System Preference > Security & Privacy > Under General Section (Enable Allow your apple watch to unlock your Mac). Submit change enter verification Mac’s password > OK. Now it’s done and Enable auto unlock that allow from your apple watch.Enable Auto Unlock in macOS Sierra

Enable Passcode in Apple Watch: Get full guide on Enable Apple watch passcode

Apple watch must be on your wrist, for the verification must be up your watch face. Close your Macbook directly (Without logoff or shutdown) > Re open screen and set your apple watch face to your direction. It’s done.

Macbook won’t unlock using apple watch Troubleshooting

Image source: 9to5Mac

Any time you can Disable/ Enable auto unlock Mac using Apple watch, running on macOS Sierra and WatchOS 3 respectively.

Keep close your Apple watch and Mac as possible.

Above all are affecting factors and conditions for security reason and Technical logic, don’t go deep just enjoy and share your thinks and more suggestion on Macbook won’t unlock using apple watch, we will appreciate you.

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