Just Got AW 4 SS Milanese Loop. First day. I have Questions.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jaybar, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Do you think it’s important have a passcode on your watch? Do you find a completely necessary for your own protection? Ask yourself those questions.
     
  2. Complex757 macrumors regular

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    Do you have Apple Pay set up on your watch? It would also give them access to a lot of apps on your phone(e-mail, photos...).

    And it can be the same as what's on your phone.
     
  3. Ledgem macrumors 68000

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    For multiple reasons, I'd say so. Security is a big deal, but if that's not reason enough for you, I believe certain features like Apple Pay are disabled unless you have a passcode set up. Your passcode can be anything you want, including the same passcode as on your phone.
     
  4. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks

    I turned on passcode and set up Apple Pay.
     
  5. Cnasty macrumors 68030

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    I only have the passcode on so it can unlock my Mac for me which is a great feature.
     
  6. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unlock the Mac with the watch? How does that work? News to me.
     
  7. Ledgem macrumors 68000

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    System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > the bottom checkbox should say "Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac" - both devices need to use the same iCloud account. There are some hardware requirements as well but unless your Mac is over a decade old I don't think you need to worry about them.

    Just be aware that you don't necessarily need to be right in front of your Mac for this to work; depending on your room and Mac position, if you're even a few feet away your Watch could unlock your Mac if, say, someone else bumps it. Activate it depending on your living situation and security needs; it's a very convenient feature, though.
     
  8. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. jazz1 macrumors 68000

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    The watch does alert when the Mac gets unlocked.
     
  10. Cnasty macrumors 68030

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    Yup, one of my favorite little perks of the ecosystem and so handy considering i need a password for my Mac for work.
     

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