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    binf's Avatar
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    Default Mac auto unlock with Watch details

    I have young kids who sometimes can't resist typing on my macbook keyboard.

    If I got a iWatch and enabled auto unlock, would I be able to control (from the watch) when and if the laptop was unlocked?

    What if I walk away after it's auto-unlocked -- does it immediately re-lock or wait for the usual screensaver timeout?
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    Mac Guy's Avatar
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    Default Re: Mac auto unlock with Watch details

    I think the only functionality of the Watch is to unlock your Mac. That's it.

    There's been no mention of geo-fencing, so I imagine the Mac doesn't lock when your watch is out of range. You walk away and it's up to the Mac to lock at a timed interval you select.
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    michaelvosburg's Avatar
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    Default Re: Mac auto unlock with Watch details

    FYI, I have needed to reboot the Mac after turning this feature on for it to work.

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