Apple Watch eliminating need to unlock iPhone?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by zionbrian, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. zionbrian macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2014

    Does anyone know if having the Apple Watch within a close proximity of an iPhone eliminates the need to unlock it each time you use it?

    It would be nice if you could simply turn on an iPhone without typing in a passcode or using touch ID – using the watch to "verify" the owner.

    Does anyone know if that will be possible?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. MarcoCapa macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2013
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    If you mean skipping the lock screen, that's not going to happen because the lock screen is there for a reason so we'll still need to unlock the iPhone.

    If you mean skipping having to enter the passcode, maybe but TouchID itself is already faster than sliding to unlock without a passcode.
  4. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    What could have eliminated the lock screen was a smart cover. It's so strange that Apple didn't implement one, at the very least on the 6+.

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