I thought the Apple Watch knew me...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dwjpaypal, May 21, 2015.

  1. dwjpaypal macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2015
    Over the last few days I've been noticing when I put my watch back on in the morning I would forget to enter the pass code, but after around 30 mins the watch was unlocked!

    I was wondering what this could be; was it measuring my heart beat and deciding it was me, or ha a picture of my wrist? No, it turns out if you put your watch on and then unlock your iPhone it unlocks your watch...!

    Didn't know this, handy as don't have to worry about pressing the small numbers with my giant fingers, but cant help to think there may be some security loophole there maybe?

    I.e. someone mugs you for your watch, it locks, they put it on their wrist then you go to call the police and your watch is now unlocked!
  2. dschulian macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2015
    You unlocked it when you unlocked your phone. There's a setting to disable that, too.
  3. supertomtom macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    If the thief manages to put the watch on the wrist whilst within Bluetooth range and not have anyone notice, he/she's one ballsy thief! :p

    But I suppose you can swipe up your phone on the lock screen and disable Bluetooth without unlocking your iPhone? I think that'll probably work.
  4. jimmyjoy macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2012
    Would be a pretty daft mugger to hang around after he mugged, put the watch on his wrist and then wait in bluetooth range whilst you call the police.
  5. Mattymoocow macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2010
    while on the phone to the police, chasing after the thief, you could check his pulse on the iPhone and tell the cops to also bring an ambulance if required :D
  6. ventmore macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    If you catch them...then surely the need for an ambulance is a given!

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