unlocking iMac with  watch

Created at: 2021-04-22 02:33:36
Questioner General

have tried everything and still cannot get my watch to unlock my MAC

Answer #1:

By: Ali Jerde

have tried everything and still cannot get my watch to unlock my MAC

Answer #2:

By: Lera Wunsch

Hey joneal603,



We see you're not able to unlock your Mac using your Apple Watch. To start, let's have you make sure that all of your devices have been updated to the latest operating system:



Update iOS on iPhone



Update your Apple Watch



How to update the software on your Mac



Then restart the Mac, Apple Watch and iPhone.



Then try to unlock it again.



Take care.

Answer #3:

By: Idella Kuvalis Sr.

i think the issue is maybe because there multiple users. If I walk away and the computer goes to sleep I can unlock with my watch. If I’m logging in so to speak my watch will not unlock. Weird

Answer #4:

By: Arvel Cremin

Hi joneal603,



Auto Unlock allows you to log into your user with your Apple Watch if you were logged in when the Mac was put to sleep or locked. It doesn't allow you to log into the computer upon a fresh boot, restart, or if you logged out of your user prior to the Mac going to sleep.



Hope this information helps.



Best regards.