How to enable Auto Unlock on your Mac and Apple Watch

How to enable Auto Unlock on your Mac and Apple Watch

This topic is about guidance to help you activate Auto Unlock on your Mac and Apple Watch. If health is your primary consideration, Apple Watch is definitely the best choice for you to track your fitness. Moreover, if you are owning a compatible Mac (macOS Sierra or above), you will be able to use Auto Unlock which is the function to link your watch to your Mac. Let’s find out how to enable this useful feature.

Before you start using Auto Unlock

Before we can go further, you need to ensure your Mac and Apple Watch are compatible and check out several requirements below.

Make sure you’ve updated your operating system

First, If you own an Apple Watch Series 0, 1, or 2, you’ll need to be running watchOS 3 or later on your smartwatch. At the same time, your compatible Mac needs to be running macOS Sierra or later.

Enable two-factor authentication for your iCloud account

The reason why we have to ensure this is that Apple wants to make sure your computer is as safe as can be by enabling two-factor authentication on your iCloud account.

Make sure your Apple Watch and Mac are signed into the same iCloud account

It is a compulsion that your Apple Watch and Mac must be using the homogeneous iCloud account in order to pair the two devices.

Make sure your Mac and Apple Watch both have a passcode

Sometimes, you may underestimate the passcode but actually, it is very important because you won’t be allowed to connect the two devices if you don’t know the passcode.

Lastly: Put your Apple Watch on

It’s worth noting that you have to ensure your Apple Watch is in unlocked mode otherwise, your Mac won’t be able to register and connect to the watch.

How to enable Auto Unlock on your Mac

Step 1. First off, navigate the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen.
Step 2. Then choose System Preferences from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Next up, head over Security & Privacy .
Step 4. Then hit General.
Step 5. Check the box next to Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac.

Auto Unlock process will take a few seconds to complete.

That’s pretty much it! From now, you know how to pair your Apple Watch and your Mac. By doing that, you will be able to control and manage your fitness status and other features of your Apple Watch with ease. I hope this post is useful to you.