1. MrMars's Avatar
    Is anyone using this successfully? I believe I’ve met all the right requirements and have everything enabled and set properly but it still doesn’t seem to work. Any hip tips?
    12-25-2017 10:05 PM
  2. Blackcash's Avatar
    I use it all the time without any problems.
    You have to have 2 factor authentication enabled along with going into Settings> Security & Privacy, and make sure to check the box "Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac".
    From Apples support:

    To use Auto Unlock, your Mac (a mid-2013 or later model) and Apple Watch must have macOS Sierra and watchOS 3 installed, respectively. You must be signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID on both devices, and two-factor authentication must be turned on for your Apple ID. Make sure your Apple Watch is unlocked.

    Turn on Auto Unlock on your Mac: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, then select the “Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac” checkbox.

    If necessary, click the lock icon at the bottom of the pane, then type an administrator name and password.

    Unlock your Mac: Wake your Mac from its idle state by pressing any keyboard key or, on a portable, by opening the display. The screen indicates your Mac is being unlocked.
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    12-25-2017 10:50 PM
  3. TripleOne's Avatar
    I use it all the time too and have never had a problem
    12-26-2017 03:54 AM
  4. MrMars's Avatar
    When it works how is it supposed to behave? So I sit down in front of my iMac, click the mouse and see the login screen with the multiple users I have set up. Then what happens?
    12-26-2017 07:39 AM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I am not sure if it works with multiple users. I use it all day everyday on multiple Macs with more than one Watch. I will create a user on my Mac and test it out though.
    12-26-2017 08:53 AM
  6. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    OK I just created a second user on my Mac. When I log in I need to select switch user and pick me. When I do it came up with the log in screen and it logged me in with my Watch
    12-26-2017 08:57 AM
  7. MrMars's Avatar
    OK I just created a second user on my Mac. When I log in I need to select switch user and pick me. When I do it came up with the log in screen and it logged me in with my Watch
    Ok I’ll see if I can duplicate that.
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    12-26-2017 10:52 AM
  8. MrMars's Avatar
    OK I just created a second user on my Mac. When I log in I need to select switch user and pick me. When I do it came up with the log in screen and it logged me in with my Watch
    This is what I’m seeing when I switch users. Am I misunderstanding how it’s supposed to work? I assumed it would enter my password automatically..??
    12-26-2017 11:37 AM
  9. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    And you went to the security section in settings and turned on unlock with Watch and picked your watch?

    and you are still logged in to the Mac? It only passes the password through if you are logged in. If you lock the Mac, when you come back and it comes on it will use the watch to unlock it. If you are logged off or coming back from a reboot you need to enter your password
    12-26-2017 01:01 PM
  10. MrMars's Avatar
    And you went to the security section in settings and turned on unlock with Watch and picked your watch?

    and you are still logged in to the Mac? It only passes the password through if you are logged in. If you lock the Mac, when you come back and it comes on it will use the watch to unlock it. If you are logged off or coming back from a reboot you need to enter your password
    Here’s a screenshot of the security and privacy page. Do you think anything here needs to be changed?
    12-26-2017 01:11 PM
  11. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    try to turn off unlock with Watch and re-enable it.
    12-26-2017 01:30 PM
  12. MrMars's Avatar
    try to turn off unlock with Watch and re-enable it.
    I’ll try that. Do all the other settings look as they should be?
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    12-26-2017 01:44 PM
  13. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    12-26-2017 02:32 PM
  14. MrMars's Avatar
    Still not working. Still prompts for my password. Not a big deal just wish I knew what the problem was
    12-26-2017 02:59 PM
  15. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Now let the computer sleep, come back in 5 min. Wake the computer, and I bet you're logged right back in ...
    12-26-2017 07:34 PM
  16. MrMars's Avatar
    Now let the computer sleep, come back in 5 min. Wake the computer, and I bet you're logged right back in ...
    Just tried it after it had been sleeping for quite some time. Tapped the space bar, it woke up to the login screen and I had to enter my password.
    12-26-2017 07:39 PM
  17. MrMars's Avatar
    Ok I may have figured out the problem. I hadn’t disabled “automatic login”. I just disabled it and will try it again.
    12-26-2017 08:09 PM
  18. MrMars's Avatar
    Well that didn’t work either. I’m perplexed. I just got a new iPhone 8 and the iMac is brand new for Christmas. Watch is a series “0”. Maybe I should restore the watch...
    12-27-2017 08:43 AM
  19. TripleOne's Avatar
    Well that didn’t work either. I’m perplexed. I just got a new iPhone 8 and the iMac is brand new for Christmas. Watch is a series “0”. Maybe I should restore the watch...
    I had problems with my S0 too when unlocking my MBP.

    No problems with my current S3 at all.
    12-27-2017 08:53 AM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    Well that didn’t work either. I’m perplexed. I just got a new iPhone 8 and the iMac is brand new for Christmas. Watch is a series “0”. Maybe I should restore the watch...
    If I log out of my MBP (or reboot), I have to enter the password. Only if I put the machine to sleep and wake it up does my watch login. But the system is already logged in to my account, it is just asking for the password when waking.
    12-27-2017 08:55 AM
  21. MrMars's Avatar
    I had problems with my S0 too when unlocking my MBP.

    No problems with my current S3 at all.
    Did you ever get the serious “0” watch to work?
    12-27-2017 09:05 AM
  22. MrMars's Avatar
    Ok all. After toggling on/off the unlock with Apple Watch feature and toggling on/off the Bluetooth and WiFi services it now works. I am now able to unlock my iMac with my watch! Thanks everyone for taking the time to try and help me out.
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    12-27-2017 05:24 PM
  23. TripleOne's Avatar
    Ok all. After toggling on/off the unlock with Apple Watch feature and toggling on/off the Bluetooth and WiFi services it now works. I am now able to unlock my iMac with my watch! Thanks everyone for taking the time to try and help me out.
    I’m glad to hear that you’re able to fix the problem
    12-27-2017 06:08 PM
  24. Blackcash's Avatar
    Good to hear that it’s working.
    You will still get the “password required to enable watch to unlock this Mac” message. I get it every once in a while.
    12-28-2017 11:54 AM
  25. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Original Apple Watch here and 2016 MBP and my watch unlocks my MBP every time. The only times it doesn't work is if I have wireless on the MBP turned off.
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    12-28-2017 04:58 PM
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