How to Use Touch ID on Older Mac, Macbook or MacOS

Here’s the perfect tip on use Touch ID on Older Mac, iMac, Macbook Pro for Unlock login screen without Password or Passcode. People who Purchased New Macbook pro 2016 without Touch ID and Touch Bar can try this for Remotely Lock or Unlock Mac using Touch ID. This solution is working for Touch ID only, Not for Touch Bar. Because Touch Bar is most expensive part in new Macbook pro, that we will never compromise with other devices or Third-party External Accessories that work like touch Bar.

For this guide you need Your Macbook or Mac, Touch ID enabled iOS device or Apple watch (macid App also available for Apple watch).


1 Use Touch ID on Older Mac Macbook like macbook pro

Steps for Use Touch ID on Older Mac, Macbook, iMac

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MacID Compatible Mac, MacOS, iOS device list

List is very precious because macID support most of the OLD mac and iOS device. So we can easily use and start to Use Touch ID on Older Mac model.

iOS version: iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 or later

Mac OS: OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and Mac OS EI Capitan


Compatible Mac Models:

iMac 2012 or Later, Macbook Pro 2012 or Later, Mac Pro 2013 or New, Macbook Air 2011 or New, Mac Mini 2011 or New

iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S/5, iPhone 6/ 6S, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus or Later

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Setup MacID on Mac and iOS device: Use Touch ID on Older Mac

Download and Install MacID for Mac in Free, MacID for iOS in $3.99

Turn on Bluetooth in Both Device (Mac and iOS device), MacID verify login credential only using Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) Technology.

1: Once you install on Mac, from top Mac menu > Add iOS device…

6 Add New Device for Unlock Mac

2: Choose your iOS device, And Login with MacID Username and Password

3: Now your Mac will be added in Connected Device on MacID iOS app.

2 Virtual Touch ID for unlock Mac using MacID

Next, When ever your Mac show login screen, Touch ID scan option will be show on iOS device screen.

Scan your Fingerprints on iOS device, after Successful verify your Mac Screen automatically lock out.

To access mac from other device, you manually add another iOS Device or Apple Watch in MacID mac app.

3 Setup Mac with iOS device using MacID

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Remotely Sleep/ Wake/ Log in from iOS app or Apple Watch

1: Open MacID app on iOS device.

2: Under the connected Device, Choose Mac and slide right to Lift.

Three Options are,

Lock: Remotely lock mac

Wake: After Sleep or Screen Time out wake up Mac by tap and Scan Touch ID


Unpair: Release Device or Disconnect iOS and Mac

More options that we can do remotely for our mac: Snooze Screen, Screen Saver, Status of Device

5 Remotely Access Mac for lock Unlock Raise and Sleep

Above tips doesn’t require any single Biometrics sensor device or hidden price.

Till today, MacID proved trustworthy and secure roof to all mac users and save time, Work by re-enter thousands time password in a day.

Useful: Without Unlock iPhone/ iPad screen, from notification we can unlock mac by sliding left and Tap on Authorize.

Auto lock features: Auto lock Mac when away from Selected Distant.

4 Auto lock Mac based on your distance

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Karly Wood

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