MacOS Sierra includes tons of new features that change the way you are using your Mac ranging from Siri integration to an enhanced Continuity feature. In this case, we are talking to Auto Unlock feature that allows you to access your Mac without typing your account password. With Auto Unlock feature, you simply need an Apple Watch and put it nearby your computer.
However, Auto Unlock feature now supports a limited number of Macs, so you need to make sure that your Mac supports this feature. In this guide, we will run you through the steps to check if your Mac supports Auto Unlock.
How to check if your Mac supports Auto Unlock feature
Step one: The first thing you need to do is to head to the Apple Menu and select About This Mac
Step two: Once you are in, you simply need to click the Overview tab and then click the System Report button to proceed
Step three: Once you are done, all you need to do now is to select Wi-Fi in the sidebar and locate Auto Unlock: Supported on the right-hand side. If you see “Auto Unlock: Supported”, this means that your Mac supports Auto Unlock feature.
How to enable Auto Unlock feature on your Mac
Before we begin, make sure that your Mac and Apple Watch are now connected to the same iCloud account and you have enabled two-factor authentication for your Apple ID. Assuming that you have met the above-mentioned requirements, let’s proceed with our step-by-step guide.
Step one: First off, you need to open the Security & Privacy settings in the System Preferences
Step two: Once you are in, you simply need to click on the General tab and check the box next to “Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac”
Step three: Confirm the change by entering your system password. Once you are done, all you need to do is to put your Mac to sleep, put your Apple Watch and make sure that you are now nearby. Your Mac will be unlocked using your Apple Watch.
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