Thursday, May 19, 2022

How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch running watchOS 8?

How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch running watchOS 8?
How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch running watchOS 8?

Are you tired of re-entering your password every time you return to your Mac? Don’t worry, you can use your Apple Watch to automatically unlock your Mac whenever you are near.

If you are working at a job where you’re expected to lock your Mac every time you step away from it, you may find this process frustrating, and the number of times you need to enter your password every day will eventually wear you and your patience down. However, what if I told you, there is an easier option.

If you own one, you can use your Apple Watch to automatically unlock your Mac every time you are physically close to it.

Note – Both the Mac and the Apple Watch have to be signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID. And the Apple Watch will have to have a passcode in use.

How to set up an Unlock your Mac Automatically?

  • On your Mac, click on the Apple Menu, this can be found on the top left of your screen
  • Click on System Preferences
  • Select Security and Privacy
  • Under the General tab, you have to check the box next to Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac.
  • Afterward, follow Apple’s instructions when prompted to activate this feature
  • As with Touch ID features, you will still have to enter the password the first time you log on after turning on, restarting, or even logging out of your Mac.
  • However, after that, your Apple Watch will be automatically logging you in.

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