Apple Watch vulnerability

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by zed2, May 15, 2015.

  1. zed2 macrumors 6502a

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    so I've just discovered that the watch will unlock it's self if you send it _ANY_ notification while on a wrist!

    If you take the watch off your wrist it's set to auto lock and require a pin code to unlock it. So far so good.. However if you then put it back on a wrist and if the phone it's paired with sends a notification, the watch unlocks it's self and stays unlocked!
     
  2. ElctrcJellyfish macrumors member

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    I just tested this. It's not true.

    I suspect you have your phone set to auto unlock your watch and you unlocked your watch and didn't realize it.
     
  3. asfalloth, May 15, 2015
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    Put my watch on my wrist and it stays locked normally. Sent an email to myself from my phone to my phone the watch unlocked. This is a major flaw I would say and needs addressing asap!

    DOH ! feel like a right idiot now :(
     
  4. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    As already stated, the setting to automatically unlock your watch when you use your iPhone is probably enabled. Check that setting...
     
  5. zed2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Phew... Just found that setting and turned it off... All is well!

    Sorry for the fire dill guys!
     
  6. Kahalu'u Bob macrumors 6502a

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    It was a useful thread for me: I didn't know there was such a setting!
     
  7. danmart macrumors 6502

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    It's an interesting implication, too. If your watch was stolen but still nearby it would potentially unlock as you look for it.

    Is there a 'ping' function from the watch app to make finding your watch easier if it is still within range?

    (Still waiting on my watch)
     

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