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anthony13

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I have a new iMac on the way as I'm working from home for the forceable future. My MacBook Pro has TouchID, which i use frequently for passwords. Because the iMac doesnt have touchID, i'm wondering what if any functionality I can retain for passwords by using the watch? It seems to me if it can be used to unlock my computer from sleep, shouldn't it also be useful in this sense?
 

wHD

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on your iMac: System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Use Apple Watch to unlock apps and your Mac

EDIT: Opss ... too fast
 
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anthony13

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Well shoot. I've gotten used to not having to type in passwords.
 

Significant1

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Yes, since WatchOS 6 and Catalina you use the watch to aprove password requests:

How to approve other password requests

You can also use your Apple Watch to approve other requests to enter your administrator password. This feature requires watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina. It works anywhere you need to type your Mac password, such as when viewing passwords in Safari preferences, unlocking a locked note, approving an app installation, or unlocking settings in System Preferences.


 
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