Last Updated on Jun 24, 2021
Apple brings a great feature to Auto unlock all Macs running with macOS Sierra & later on Mac help of WatchOS 3 & later supported Apple Watch. So from now, while you will go away from Mac and Mac screen goes sleep then you don’t need to enter log-in passcode to unlock it, even though use Apple Watch to make it unlock. It’s a kind of fast, secure and time saver trick for Sierra (macOS 10.12) users. But you can use this way after the setup/ Enable Auto Unlock Mac with Apple Watch.
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We have the knowledge to set up the Auto Unlock feature between macOS Sierra and WatchOS 3. Inherently, macOS 10.12 compatible MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook users are eligible to take advantage of this wonderful feature.
Before get started following steps
- You must have enabled Tow factor authentications. Keep remember on Compatible macOS and WatchOS– it’s different than two steps Verification. To get more help to turn on Tow factor authentication, Signed in with Same iCloud Account, Both Apple Watch and Mac Enable System passcode that we use on login. get steps here.
- Apple Watch must be on your wrist and Powered on that’s Nearby Mac. Otherwise Auto unlock macOS Sierra feature won’t work.
Instructions to Use or Enable Auto Unlock macOS Sierra with Apple Watch – Fast, Easy, Secure
- Step 1. Go to the Apple logo then Open up System Preferences.
- Step 2. Click on Security & Privacy.
- Step 3. Select “General” Tab > Here you have a new option like – “Allow your Apple Watch to Unlock apps and your Mac” > Enter your mac Password.
- Step 4. So now, do a checkmark in the box next to Allow your Apple Watch to Unlock you, Mac.
Step 5. You’ll be asked, Enter your Mac passcode, enter it and then click OK.
(you will see Turning On Process).
Step 6. Now close your Mac’s lid and then open up the lid again at that time Mac screen shows unlocking Mac with Apple Watch. So take your Apple Watch wear your wrist in front of the Mac display.
After Auto uncloaked your Mac, You will get a notification on your Apple Watch that says Unlocked your Mac with this Apple Watch successfully.