1. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to get this to work consistently and if so what did you do? I would say 1 in 20 unlocks work with the pairing of the Apple Watch and My MBPr, but mostly it just shows the password entry window.
    08-26-2016 11:49 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I do not have a Mac running macOS to test it on. Hopefully, someone who does will reply soon...
    08-26-2016 09:19 PM
  3. KBV1's Avatar
    How do you set this up, Ive been wondering this?
    08-30-2016 12:02 PM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    Works fine for me.

    On reboots I get the password log in. All other times it unlocks with Apple watch.

    KBV1 - You have to go into Security and Privacy and choose unlock with Apple Watch. You must have 2FA turned on in your Apple ID.
    08-30-2016 12:34 PM
  5. KBV1's Avatar
    Works fine for me.

    On reboots I get the password log in. All other times it unlocks with Apple watch.

    KBV1 - You have to go into Security and Privacy and choose unlock with Apple Watch. You must have 2FA turned on in your Apple ID.
    Thanks. I'll need to setup the 2FA on my account. Can this auto unlock be done with iPhones too?
    08-30-2016 01:00 PM
  6. John Yester's Avatar
    Nope this is only with Apple Watch at this time.
    08-30-2016 01:01 PM
  7. KBV1's Avatar
    Nope this is only with Apple Watch at this time.
    Thank you
    08-30-2016 01:25 PM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll need to setup the 2FA on my account. Can this auto unlock be done with iPhones too?
    It would be cool to be able to use the TouchID on my iPhone to unlock my Mac but the Apple Watch method works pretty seamlessly to me. The first few betas were touch and go but the last few betas have worked much better. Keep in mind, you need to be running watchOS 3 and macOS Sierra to be able to unlock with your watch.
    08-30-2016 01:28 PM
  9. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Works fine for me.

    On reboots I get the password log in. All other times it unlocks with Apple watch.

    KBV1 - You have to go into Security and Privacy and choose unlock with Apple Watch. You must have 2FA turned on in your Apple ID.
    Odd... It only works 10% of the time for me. I have tried turning it off and back on and still same success rate.
    08-30-2016 02:00 PM
  10. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    I'd like to try this out soon! I can't wait for my the new mbp's to arrive soon!
    09-01-2016 03:33 PM
  11. diggity's Avatar
    Same problems here. It doesn't work most of the time for me.
    09-16-2016 06:21 AM
  12. diggity's Avatar
    Same problems here. It doesn't work most of the time for me.
    I take back what I said. I rebooted the watch and now it works more often than not.
    09-17-2016 11:17 PM
  13. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I can't have it working for me.... not even one time. All seem to be ok, but after 2/3 seconds my Mac prompts for the password. Frustrating.
    09-26-2016 01:58 PM
  14. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I take back what I said. I rebooted the watch and now it works more often than not.
    the reboot didn't work for me. Still asking the password after a couple seconds....
    09-26-2016 02:02 PM
  15. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Without any apparent reason this morning it worked for me... I didn't change anything from yesterday
    09-27-2016 05:42 AM
  16. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Quite strange: now the functionality works quite consistently on my MacBook ! I didn't change anything !
    09-28-2016 12:02 PM
  17. diggity's Avatar
    It's been very consistent for me too.
    09-28-2016 04:50 PM
  18. iGlide's Avatar
    I finally got it to work with my MBP but still hoping that my iMac will catch up and work as well. Same scenario too. not sure what happened but after a couple of days of trying, I woke up and it just worked!
    10-08-2016 02:17 AM
  19. Mbassador's Avatar
    I had the inconsistency too. Rebooted every device (MacBook, iPhone and Watch) no change. When I switched off "Log Out after x minutes of inactivity" it worked consistently for me. Of course, it might have been a fluke...
    10-13-2016 04:58 AM
  20. toneofark's Avatar
    Going to have to try this feature out.
    10-29-2016 01:47 AM
  21. lonepalm0927's Avatar
    Works fine for me.

    On reboots I get the password log in. All other times it unlocks with Apple watch.

    KBV1 - You have to go into Security and Privacy and choose unlock with Apple Watch. You must have 2FA turned on in your Apple ID.
    10-31-2016 07:22 AM
  22. david.pinha's Avatar
    If it helps, I've made this small tuturial on how to configure unlock the Mac with  Watch:



    Hope it helps!
    11-08-2016 01:18 PM
  23. Ericclark4's Avatar
    hopefully they will improve this feature. considering getting an apple watch would be cool to unlock my mac with my watch
    11-13-2016 09:00 AM

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