How to get unlock Mac working? Hit a snag in Preferences

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by kylera, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. kylera macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    #1
    The hardware and OS versions involved:

    Mac: 2016 12" MacBook, Sierra 10.12.5
    Watch: Series 2 SS 42mm, wOS 3.2.2
    iPhone (no idea if relevant): 6S, iOS 10.3.1

    What I'm encountering is as follows:

    I go into Security and Privacy, and there's the option to check "Allow Apple Watch to unlock your Mac." It's enabled, and I click the check box.

    After a brief delay, there's a message next to that saying "Turning on..." with the spinning ball.

    A second or two later, I'm redirected to the iCloud system preference. In a couple cases, I was prompted for my iCloud password to access the iCloud Keychain. However, when I type the password, there's no other reaction. It's just the iCloud system preference. In the other cases, I get the iCloud system preference and nothing more.

    When I return to Security and Privacy, the checkbox isn't filled, and when I click the check box, it's back to the top of this list.

    I've already enabled 2FA, and I know that as far as hardware and software are concerned on the base level, everything is eligible.
     
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

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    #2
    You must set your devices up for two factor authentication,and turn on handoff before you get it to work.
     
  3. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    All done. Still the same loop.
     

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