Apple’s macOS Sierra comes with a new feature that allows you to unlock your Mac machine right from your wrist. Now you can easily unlock your Mac with Apple Watch. Let’s dive in and check out how it works.
As of late, the iPhone maker released the macOS Sierra. The new operating system comes with a wide range of enhancements like support for Apple Pay payments via Safari web browser, voice-activated Siri commands, a revamped Photos app and many more.
One distinctive feature that makes the latest operating system really interesting for Apple Watch owners is the Auto Unlock option, allowing users to instantly unlock a Mac. Here’s how to do so.
Unlock your Mac with Apple Watch
To use the feature, however, you have to check whether a set of security and authentication safeguards is already enabled or not. To do this, head to the System Preferences > iCloud > Account details on your Mac. Now select Security and make sure Two-Factor Authentication is enabled.
Next, you need to check whether you have a passcode on your smart wrist gadget. You can do so by tapping the Watch icon on your Apple Watch’s Home screen. Next, go to My Watch and turn Passcode On. Now your device will ask you to enter a four-digit passcode.
Bonus tip: Enter a passcode of your choice! Set a different passcode to the one that you use for your iPhone, just for security reasons.
Now navigate back to System Preferences option on your Mac machine and click Security and Privacy. Before moving ahead, make sure that the Disable Automatic Login option is unchecked. In case the option is greyed out, you’ll need to hit the padlock icon resting at the bottom in order to make necessary changes.
After following all above steps, check if Allow Your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac box is set to check. Now a message will appear on your device’s screen asking you to enter your password. Follow on-screen instructions and get set to wake your Mac up with your Apple Watch.
Here’s to hope that you’ll find this tutorial really useful to unlock your Mac with Apple Watch.