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    Default Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Anyone been successful with unlocking their Mac with Apple Watch? I still am unable to get this to work. Two factor is on, Watch os3, Sierra on all Mac's, Allow Apple Watch to unlock checked. Whats the trick?
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Try rebooting the watch. This is what finally made it work for me.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    I had to reboot my Mac. Until then, it kept failing. But as above, rebooting Watch is a good idea as well.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Which Mac do you have? It doesn't work with all models.

    Also, try rebooting all devices, one at a time. Mac, phone, then watch. Here's some more info:

    How to enable Auto Unlock on your Mac and Apple Watch | iMore
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    MBP 2014 and iMac late 2015. I will give the reboots a try again in the order listed. Thanks for all the input
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Must be an iMac thing! I got it working for my MBP and I like it!!
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Quote Originally Posted by iGlide View Post
    Must be an iMac thing! I got it working for my MBP and I like it!!
    It's a nice convenience not to have to type a password. It's been pretty consistent for me on my MBP.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    I just upgraded my iMac (2015), and all is working well with the unlocking using the Apple Watch. Just took a moment to setup the Two -Step Authentication...

    Quote Originally Posted by iGlide View Post
    MBP 2014 and iMac late 2015. I will give the reboots a try again in the order listed. Thanks for all the input
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Quote Originally Posted by iGlide View Post
    Must be an iMac thing! I got it working for my MBP and I like it!!
    Great!
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Ahh!! It's not working for me as well. I guess I have to reboot my Mac.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    After restarting both devices, is it working correctly now?

    Quote Originally Posted by TripleOne View Post
    Ahh!! It's not working for me as well. I guess I have to reboot my Mac.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ivantwilliams View Post
    After restarting both devices, is it working correctly now?
    Yes it does!
    But sometimes it doesn't hahahaha
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TripleOne View Post
    But sometimes it doesn't hahahaha
    Doncha just HATE it when that happens! Are you at iO10.1 and watchOS 3.1?
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Guy View Post
    Doncha just HATE it when that happens! Are you at iO10.1 and watchOS 3.1?
    Yeap I'm on the latest update for all my iDevices.

    I do hate it.. hahaha can't be bothered to use the feature at all now.

    I rarely wear my Apple Watch anyways nowadays
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    I had also a lot of problems with this. This is the trick: go to the bluetooth settings on your mac and delete all the previous connected devices. Now it works 100%
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Why don't you wear your Apple Watch?
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    I actually just activated this feature... if I run into any snags will be posting here!
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Quote Originally Posted by angusmatheson View Post
    Why don't you wear your Apple Watch?
    can't be bothered

    I prefer wearing normal watches.
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Quote Originally Posted by James Falconer View Post
    I actually just activated this feature... if I run into any snags will be posting here!
    Works great -- I really like this feature!
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    Default Re: Apple Watch to unlock iMac OSx Sierra.....

    Works fine for me too. If I had to be nit-picky, it does take a little time to unlock (at least on my MBP). I could have the thing unlocked faster if I type in my password.

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