Auto unblocking "null" Apple Watch
My Apple Watch connects my rMBP and everything with macOS Sierra very well, but when my watch sends me a notification says "null" unlocked by this Apple Watch. How to replace the text "null"?
Solved it for me by signing in and out of the iCloud on mac + iphone then restart all 3.
Tags: Mac OS & System Software
Dear support team Apple,
I have problem with MacOS Sierra feature "Auto Unlock with Apple Watch". I upgraded my MacBook Pro 2015 until the latest Version of the OS and Apple Watch until the OS 3.
I followed the instructions automatically unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch - Apple Support
As a result:
1. two factor authentication enabled on iCloud account;
2. pass code activated on Apple Watch;
3. I use iCloud even on Mac and on the watch.
I have exactly the same problem. I checked that I have two factor, not two steps of authentication. I have a the same devices, 6 2015 s of MacBook Pro, Apple Watch and iPhone more. The option does not appear for me either.
Try to set up the auto unlock with Apple Watch on my MacBook Air (fall 2013) after the installation of Sierra. Get this message:
Off the 2SV using applied.apple.com
... and still get the same message "2FA is required" box "Security & Privacy".
What I am doing wrong?
P.S., rescue email Apple ID has not yet been verified, because it belongs to my sister who lives in a very different time zone, but I don't see how this should matter for the automatic implementation of release.
The message is mainly to tell you that you must enable two-factor authentication, is not that you should disable 2SV. You will need to disable 2SV before you can activate 2FA.
You should always activate 2FA it to AppleID.apple.com
I don't know why you don't see the option to activate 2FA here on the Security section. You have a device running El Capitan or later, or a device running iOS 9 or a later version in your list of devices?
"Disable the automatic connection' or Auto unlock with Apple Watch" appears in my window security and confidentiality
Automatic unlocking with Apple Watch is available for the Mac models since the mid-2013 and later running macOS Sierra.
- Your Mac has Bluetooth and Wi - Fi enabled.
- Your Apple ID use two factor authentication (as opposed to the two-step verification):
- For Apple ID - Apple Support two-factor authentication
- If you are currently using two-step verification instead, follow the instructions here to turn off (under "How can I disable two-step verification?") before you enable two-factor authentication:
- Your Mac and Apple Watch are connected to iCloud with the same Apple ID:
- On your Mac, choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, and then click iCloud.
- On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then go to general > Apple ID.
- Your Apple Watch uses a password:
- On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then type the access code.
- Transfer procedure is enabled on your iPhone and your Mac:
- On your iPhone, go to: settings > general > transfer procedure.
- On your Mac, go to: System preferences > General - down, tick the option "Allow transfer between the Mac and your iCloud devices."
- If these parameters are already enabled, a user has found that it helped to deactivate and reactivate the procedure of transfer on their iPhone.
I can't seem to activate auto unlock with my Apple Watch on my MBA mid-2013. I turned and on two-factor auth. I also signed out and to iCloud on all devices. Restart all devices. I always get the message to turn off two factors in order to operate. Puzzled seriously here. I'm also in the United States, a region that is supported by two factors.
If anyone has had a similar problem or found a solution, I would like to know.
I always get the message to turn off two factors in order to operate.
Just to be sure--is the message really say "turn off the two factors...". ' or 'disable authentication in two steps? It will not work with older two-step authentication.
And your apple-Watch has been upgraded to monitor OS 3?
I followed all the instructions and advice of all Web sites without success, my watch is on my wrist, unlocked and the Mac cannot communicate with the watch, or when he's on the odd occasion that the watch is not open the Mac, I still have my password. I have not matched and repaired the watch, and the new registered in iCloud, transfer off and on again, the watch, the 6s iPhone and watch are all connected to the same network still with no luck. This should be an ongoing and easy process as most of the functions of apple, but it just doesn't work and it is the function that I was more enthusiastic in this upgrade of the software, feels a bit like false advertising if it's this hard to operate. Can apple be solve this problem or can help a tech guru
If the problem is that when you check the box "Allow your Apple Watch unlock your Mac" in security pref pane it breaks down and said that one cannot communicate with your watch?
You have Bluetooth and Wi - Fi enabled? If so, try to restart your Mac, iPhone and look, and check the box again. Also sometimes if you just wait a few hours and try to check the new it will finally work.
I need help here. I'm on macOS Sierra on a MacBook Pro (retina, 13 inches, end of 2013). I actually had auto unlock with my Apple Watch two days ago. But then I did a stupid thing yesterday and had to restore the MacBook OSX Maverick and re-upgrade to Sierra. I can't activate longer auto unlock with Apple Watch now and it's really frustrating.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Don't feel alone, there are a lot of problems. Very inconsistent behavior.
Mac OS can not the Apple Watch checked all setting and still does not... its a pain in the tip of the ideas of troubleshooting?
If you use macOS Sierra, the following steps may help:
- Verify that your watch and your Mac are connected to the same Wi - Fi network (which cannot be the case if you use range extensions).
- Make sure your watch and your Mac are connected to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
- Make sure your watch is using an access code.
When I upgraded to first watch OS 3 and macOS Sierra, auto unlock Mac with Apple Watch worked. A few days change it has stopped working. What could have happened? I checked all the settings/preferences.
Your Apple Watch is unlocked?
I know that you need a Mac 2013 or later with Mac OS, a Apple Watch with watch OS 3 and two factor authentication (not two authentication step) to activate this feature, but for some reason, it does not appear in my system preferences.
Thank you for using communities of Apple Support. It seems you want to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch. Looks like you are already assured of a large number of parameters.
I recommend reading this article, it explains what the parameters are still needed.
Make sure that your devices are configured as follows:
- Your Mac has Bluetooth and Wi - Fi enabled.
- Your Mac and Apple Watch are connected to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
On your Mac, choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, and then click iCloud.
On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then go to general > Apple ID.
- Your Apple Watch uses a password.
On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then type the access code.
- Your Mac has "allow your Apple Watch unlock your Mac" selected in Security & Privacy preferences.
Choose the Apple menu > System Preferences, click on Privacy & Security, then select the general tab.
I use the reminders of Apple app and I have quite a few set recurring reminders in place.
It seems that since I started using Apple Watch, my reminders have gone a little messy:
-Sometimes, if I score expandable reminder completed using my watch, one or more copies of this regular recall following are completed as well.
-J' disabled my watch for a few days. In those days, I was finishing stretch reminders on my phone, and everything was normal. After that I turned on my watch back, there was a new copy (incomplete) of each reminder that I was finished while the watch is turned off.
Has anyone another considering this kind of thing happen? I also use the fantastic app on my phone and watch, and I wonder if this could be the culprit instead of the watch.
I had a lot of strangeness with reminders since iOS 9.3 times with recurring and non-recurring reminders.
I will be a reminder and some time later, I'll see a notification on the application icon, and I'll see a duplicate of the unchecked full recall.
I used both fantastic. I uninstalled fantastic and spent a few days using just the head reminder app, same results.
I don't think this is the watch that is causing problems. As it happens regardless of if I mark complete, in the fantastic application, in the application of reminders, of the notification of the watch or the phone notification. It also happens if I mark as completed on my mac.
It seems that there is a bug syncing of reminders with iCloud.
Hi my MacBook pro has this feature to allow Apple Watch unlock?
I have a Apple Watch series 2 and my MacBook pro is acBook Pro (13 inch, mid-2012)
No, your Mac is not compatible with auto release function.
A model of mid-2013 or newer Mac is needed (using macOS Sierra):
Everything is set up according to the instructions, but it does not show. Early 2013 MacBook retina
Here are the instructions that you need to follow in order to allow the ability to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch. I will also link to the Apple Guide which are instructions, in this way, you will have access to the manual for future reference. Good luck!
Unlock your Mac with Apple Watch
If you have a Mac (2013 or later version) with macOS Sierra, your Apple Watch can instantly unlock your Mac when he wakes up from his sleep. You must be connected to iCloud by using the same identifier Apple on your Mac and Apple Watch.
Turns on automatic unlocking. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, and then click general. Check the box "Allow your Apple Watch unlock your Mac". If you have not enabled your iCloud of two factor authentication account, follow the instructions on the screen, and then try to select the check box again.
For more information about two-factor authentication, see the article Apple Support for Apple ID two-factor authentication.
Unlock your Mac. If you wear your watch, wake your Mac - no need to type your password.
Tip: Make sure your Apple Watch is on your wrist and unlocked.
How to disable the SOS on Apple Watch 2 function?
It is not currently possible to completely disable the SOS emergency feature.
However, to disable "hold to call auto":
- On your iPhone, in the application of the watch, go to: Watch My > General > emergency SOS - deactivate Hold to call self.
Apple Watch does not appear in the security/privacy settings unlock my mac (2015) for auto
Thanks for stopping by Apple Support communities. I understand that you are eager to implement the feature Auto Unlock on your MacBook Pro. It is a new system and I'll be happy to help you with this.
Looks like you did a few steps already to help lift this step. In this article, automatically unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch, he goes over all the steps that must be done to implement this place. If you already followed all these steps and are still problems, then the next step would be to start the Mac in safemode, and then check if you are able to see the Apple Watch see the implementation of the security and privacy preferences.
Have a good night!
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