Auto Unlock - Requirements

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by QzzB, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. QzzB macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2015
    Does anyone know if the requirement for Apple Watch Unlock on the Mac needs the watch to be on the same wifi network??

    I generally use a guest wifi network quite a bit, and I'm finding that watch unlock just says Unlocking for a while then comes up with a password. Is this because I'm on a WiFi network that needs to login??

    I know it says you need wifi enabled and also bluetooth, which they are, but I know that the watch will not be able to connect to the wifi network, so does this matter??
  2. christarp macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2013
    I don't think so, My auto unlock works when I open my macbook in the library. At the time my laptop hasn't connected to the wifi at the time. I think it negotiates a connection between the watch and the macbook locally for auto unlock.
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County

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