Apple Watch 3 cannot be used to unlock Mac

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by danr_97070, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. danr_97070 macrumors member

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    The new Apple Watch 3 cannot be used to unlock a Mac running anything earlier than High Sierra.

    Attemptting to set it up results in the following dialog:

    "Update your Mac's software to allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac"
     
  2. bribri99 macrumors regular

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    #2
    Sounds like you have to wait til monday to update your computer to new macos
     
  3. testcard macrumors 68040

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    Running the High Sierra beta and my Series 2 on WatchOS 4 unlocks Mac OK.
     
  4. macsplusmacs macrumors 6502

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    I am on Sierra. does not allow me to use my new series 3.

    Update your Mac’s software to allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac.

    series 2 was fine.

    guess High Sierra is needed?
     
  5. testcard macrumors 68040

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    I think so.
     
  6. elemenohme, Sep 23, 2017
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