Unlock Your Mac with Apple Watch

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I convinced myself six months ago that I needed to give the Apple Watch a try. While I wear it every day and enjoy a few features, I've felt a bit let down by the experience. I do, however, believe that the Apple Watch makes notifications and other "little things" easier. One of those little things is unlocking my Mac when I'm within proximity.

To allow your Mac to be unlocked when your watch is within range, visit System Preferences > Security & Privacy:

Click the Use your Apple Watch to unlock apps and your Mac checkbox to allow your watch to unlock your Mac.

This setting is a nice lifestyle improvement, especially for like myself that works from home. What do you love your Apple Watch for?

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Discussion

  1. Jason Lemieux

    I love this feature, but the proximity would lead to other people (read: kids) in the house being able to access my computers if I happened to be nearby. They quickly learned that they could sneak some extra screen time if they wiggled the mouse when I was otherwise occupied and didn’t notice the haptic. It was all downhill from there.

    Favorite feature of the watch so far: being able to Walkie-Talkie with my wife.

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