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How to unlock your MacBook with your Apple Watch

How to unlock your MacBook with your Apple Watch
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With MacOS 10.12 (MacOS Sierra), Apple advertised that it will be possible to unlock your MacBook with your Apple Watch. You also need iOS 10 and WatchOS 3. I couldn’t wait to try it out, followed all the steps you could read in various articles online but I just didn’t get it to work. I managed to get to the lock screen and had this little animation spin looking to unlock the Mac with an Apple Watch but eventually, it didn’t unlock and I had to enter the password. As this process took me much longer than just immediately entering the password, I reversed the “unlock with Apple Watch” setting and contacted Apple Support on Twitter. They sent me the same instructions that I had already gone through (enable two-factor authentication, check “Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac” in the Security & Privacy settings and then all the troubleshooting: un-pair and repair Apple Watch, sign out and into iCloud etc.). Nothing helped. They wanted me to open an official case with them but I was convinced it was a bug and they will fix it.

Today was the magic day! Not doing anything my boyfriend got a notification on his Mac that it will now be possible to unlock the Mac with the Apple Watch. He texted me and I thought, maybe Apple did something and now it works for me, too! And tadaa, it worked – on both my MacBooks, private and work! I’m a happy person!

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LittleMsMobile by Kristin Montag With over 8 years of experience in the tech industry (virtualization and enterprise mobility), Kristin Montag became an Enterprise Mobility Specialist. She gained her extensive knowledge of this market in her roles as Product Manager and eventually Managing Director at Cortado Mobile solutions, a company providing a complete solution for Enterprise Mobility with a focus on mobile productivity. Before her change to Product Management, she gained 7 years of experience in international sales covering France, USA, Nordics and Germany. Her roles included Key Account Management, Channel Development and Director of Sales. Thanks to her close contact to customers and industry partners she analyzes new technologies, understands customer requirements and serves the latter with strategic advice. She shares her knowledge on www.littlemsmobile.com.

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