Apple Watch not waking up new iMac

Bill P.

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Cross post from iMac board:

I have an Apple Watch 1 which isn't waking up my new iMac. I've restarted both with the iMac giving a message that I needed to log in with my passcode after a restart in order for the watch to work, but it still isn't detecting the watch to wake up.

I've also enabled Two-factor authentication on everything as required for this to work.

Thoughts appreciated.

Thank you!
 

johannnn

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Are you able to activate unlocking in System Preferences or do you get the "Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch" error message (which I had problems with) ?
 
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Bill P.

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Are you able to activate unlocking in System Preferences or do you get the "Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch" error message (which I had problems with) ?
Hi poobear,

I have unlocked enabled in security & privacy prefs. Any other thoughts??

Thanks,

Bill
 

mclarendude2

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If your on WatchOS beta i think they haven’t added that back into the setting hope they don’t take it out and add it back in future betas I would hate to see that feature go away
 

Bill P.

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As it turns out, this new iMac was sitting near my old one, also connected to wifi, etc. Once I boxed up the old one and put it in the other room, the watch and Mac started getting along famously!
 
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