Just bypassed the lock screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by symphara, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. symphara macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2013
    2016 15", just opened it (was sleeping for a while, didn't turn it on yesterday), and it didn't ask for a password or fingerprint, it simply bypassed the lock screen completely and went straight to the desktop.

    I haven't changed the default settings and just checked, they're set to lock after 5 minutes of sleep.

    Anyone else has seen this? Fairly worrying if anyone can simply get into the machine like this.
  2. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    Open spotlight and type "Feedback Assistant". Fill out the form, make sure you note the correct OS build you have running (apple/about this Mac and click "Version 10.12.x" to reveal the build number). It'll collect extensive logs on the system and send them with your feedback. It's the best way to get this into the eyes of Apple.

    Haven't seen this myself yet, though, and I've had one since November.
  3. symphara thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2013
    It says it's for the Apple Beta Software Program only, and I haven't signed up for that. It won't let me log in. I'm certainly not running a beta version of OSX, it's stock 10.12.2.
  4. dhw01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2014
    If security really important, probably try set to lock immediately instead of waiting 5 minutes. I gurss it's possible that some apps prevent the laptop from sleep during the 5 minutes periods?
  5. aevan macrumors 68030


    Feb 5, 2015

    Sleep can get buggy, maybe it didn't go to sleep even though the lid was closed? (No idea, but who knows)

    Try turning on the option to have it lock immediately after sleep and test it for a few days.
  6. dbagg macrumors member


    Oct 31, 2013
    13" 2016 (no touch bar) had this happen twice. Also not on the beta.
  7. CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
    On my 2015 model I can usually initiate sleep mode (press the power button) and get back into the desktop without a password within 5-10 minutes. Sounds like you're saying the computer was sleeping for an entire day, though.
  8. symphara thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2013
    I only had Safari, Chrome and iTerm running. There's barely any software installed on it on top of stock and not the resident variety (eclipse, Xcode, this kind of stuff).

    It must have been sleeping, it wasn't plugged in and the battery wouldn't last two nights and a day. I'll try the immediate lock.

    Correct, more han 24h.
  9. devrules81 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Mine has done this twice in the past week. 2016 15" not on beta. I've had it since launch week and have had no issues the whole time until this past week.
  10. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  11. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
  12. blairian89 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2016
    I have not had this happen to me. With as fast as these computers boot and operate, I generally shut down my machine entirely if I am going to be away from it for any appreciable amount of time.
  13. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2010
  14. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    I've seen this happen several times recently on both older models and the current generation 15 MBP with TB. All running the latest version of macOS. All have the Apple Watch unlock feature enabled.
  15. Marshall73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2015
    I have the user set to appear in the top right of the task bar. Then when leaving the computer I click it and choose goto lock screen
  16. carlos916 macrumors regular


    Jun 18, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    any update on this issue, this has happened to me more than enough times that i can say its a software security flaw..

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