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Question: Unlock with Apple Watch Not Working

Hello,


I am running a mid-2013 MacBook Air with macOS Sierra, with a 2nd Gen Apple Watch running watchOS3. I am on the same Apple ID for my Air, Watch, and iPhone (6S).


But, unlock with Apple Watch is not working on my Air. I have enabled 2 Factor Authentication. I have checked the box that enables unlock with Apple Watch. Everything seems to be kosher.


When I close and reopen my Air, "Unlocking with Apple Watch" appears for about 10 seconds, then I have to enter my password.


Help? Thanks!

MacBook Air, macOS Sierra (10.12), null

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Sep 21, 2016 11:02 AM in response to DLumpee In response to DLumpee

I have this Problem too. I have 2 Accounts on my Macbook. One is the First Account that i don't use, second my Regular Account. On my Second Account its the same Problem, but with the Admin Account...it Works.


I don´t know why.


Do you use also two Accounts?

Sep 21, 2016 11:02 AM

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Sep 22, 2016 5:36 AM in response to DLumpee In response to DLumpee

I was having a similar issue on a late 2013 MBP. I restarted my phone, watch, and laptop (in that order, if that helps) and after having to initially sign into my laptop manually (after the restart), unlock with Apple Watch started working for me.

Sep 22, 2016 5:36 AM

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Sep 22, 2016 7:25 AM in response to DLumpee In response to DLumpee

I have an Early 2013 MBP and under Security and Pricacy I don't have the option listed to unlock with apple watch????


I have under Settings, General, Allow Handoff between this MAC and ICloud services marked and I have two-factor authentication activated.


I've rebooted my phone, watch and MPB in the order but still don't have the option in my Security menu. Am I missing something?

Thanks

Sep 22, 2016 7:25 AM

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Sep 22, 2016 8:49 AM in response to Gypsy Dave In response to Gypsy Dave

I think your problem is WiFi card. On 2012 and early 2013 models the card is not 802.11 AC.


Yesterday I've swapped radio cards between my 2014 Mac Mini and my mid 2012 rMBP to have the unlock feature appering. It works perfectly and i can unlock the macbook using the watch.

Sep 22, 2016 8:49 AM

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