Trust this computer popup

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by VPrime, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. VPrime macrumors 68000

    VPrime

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    Hey all, quick question.
    On my S4 Apple watch I'm sometimes getting a "trust this computer" notification. This would be fine, except it's for the fact that it's not my macbook, it's my brothers computer (about 25 ft away)

    Does anyone know why my watch is trying to connect to his computer, and how I can make it "forget" his macbook?

    Thanks!
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    It pop ups to enable auto unlock feature so that the Mac gets automatically unlocked when you’re wearing your watch and nearby. But generally it needs to be signed into the same iCloud account and on the same network I think.
     
  3. VPrime thread starter macrumors 68000

    VPrime

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    Weird, I don't recall ever signing into my icloud on his computer. The watch has never asked me to trust my macbook yet. Only his. Is there somewhere in the settings where I can manage this?

    We work in the same office so it can get kind of annoying sometimes when it pops up.
     
  4. tromboneaholic Suspended

    tromboneaholic

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    Does he have an Apple Watch? If not, you can simply turn the unlock with Apple Watch feature of in macOS.

    Otherwise, it seems like you guys may have inadvertently been using the same Apple ID.
     
  5. ActionableMango, Nov 7, 2018
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    ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    There must be some kind of link, otherwise if you walked past 60 cubicles with computers in them, you'd have 60 popups.

    Usually I only get the "Trust this computer?" on Apple devices if I try to make a connection to the computer. Maybe your brother is occasionally opening the list of bluetooth devices and trying to connect to your AW. In any case, I'd check his computer for "forget device", not just your computers and devices.
     
  6. VPrime thread starter macrumors 68000

    VPrime

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    He doesn't have an Apple Watch. Security settings on his (and mine) macbook have the unlock with apple watch checkbox unchecked.
    I may have logged into my Apple ID before in the past. But it's not logged in now. At least I don't think it is. I'll give that a look, good idea!

    Does the watch show up under bluetooth? I never noticed before. Maybe it's the Apple ID as tromboneaholic mentioned. I'll also look through his device list on bluetooth and see if mine show up.

    Thanks for the suggestions!
     

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