1. lackster2's Avatar
    Just downloaded Mac ID for iOS onto my iPhone 6. This app allows you to lock or unlock your Mac with your paired Apple Watch.

    I have two Mac Minis, a mid-2011 (for general web use) and a late 2012 model (used with Parallels and Windows 7 for running 3D CAD). Both machines are running the latest version of Yosemite.

    First, download the iOS app to your iPhone. On your Mac, Google Mac ID, go to their website, and follow the instructions to enter the unlock passcode for your Mac (NOT your Apple ID) and the encrypted file is saved.

    Then, in the Apple Watch app on your phone, enable the Mac ID app in Glances for the watch. I then re-ordered the glances screen to show the Mac ID as the first screen (you may desire a different order).

    The UI on the watch is good. It shows the current lock/unlock status, and a simple press toggles the lock state. If you have multiple Macs, you can scroll up to display the icon associated with that particular Mac, and then toggle the lock. Additionally, the Wi-Fi network is listed, the battery state of the paired iPhone is shown, and you can also control your iTunes music play status within the glance screen (although I have yet to use this feature).

    So far, I'm really pleased! Two thumbs up, and highly recommended.
    Mac ID works GREAT on my watch...-img_1243.jpg
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    Mac ID works GREAT on my watch...-img_1241.jpg
    Mac ID works GREAT on my watch...-img_1242.jpg
    Last edited by lackster2; 06-28-2015 at 12:40 PM. Reason: added pix and updated text
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    06-20-2015 12:26 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Cool find...thanks for the tip.
    06-20-2015 01:11 PM
  3. neurodave's Avatar
    I used MacID before for my iPhone but eventually uninstalled it because it began to act weird. Now with the Apple Watch extension, I'm back. I love how I can lock my Mac with my watch and control the music and stuff.
    06-21-2015 02:29 PM
  4. lackster2's Avatar
    Updated original post
    Last edited by lackster2; 06-28-2015 at 12:52 PM.
    06-23-2015 06:23 PM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Yep MacID is great. I think I am going to start using it again I go back and forth since it is not 100% on my Mac running beta software.
    06-26-2015 11:09 AM
  6. lackster2's Avatar
    Just added some pix showing the glance screens on this App.
    06-28-2015 12:54 PM

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