Apple Watch Not Unlocking Your Mac? How to Fix the Problem

When this feature—called Auto Unlock—is working correctly, it’s like magic. Sit down at your Mac while wearing Apple Watch and the Mac unlocks, just like you entered your password!

Auto Unlock takes advantage of Apple devices sharing information between them, plus some standard networking features.

For Auto Unlock to work, you need to be signed into iCloud using the same Apple ID on both your Apple Watch and Mac. You also need Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled on both devices. When you've done that, and an Apple Watch and Mac detect they're near each other, they check what Apple ID each is using for iCloud. If they match, the Mac unlocks.

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