Unlock Mac notification is annoying

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by DJTaurus, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

    DJTaurus

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    #1
    Is there a way to stop the notification and sound on my apple watch when it unlocks my mac?
     
  2. mavis macrumors 68040

    mavis

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    But I want to receive notifications- that's what I bought the watch for in the first place! Unlocking my Mac though, I can see that it's unlocked by looking at the computer. That my watch also has to notify me as well is kind of idiotic.
     
  3. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    Agree with this... I open my laptop and it shows that it is unlocking with the Apple Watch and then it unlocks - no need to also notify my watch. I guess this never bothered me because I have never had sounds enabled on the watch, so I feel the vibration and nothing else.
     
  4. zhenya macrumors 603

    zhenya

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    I think it's probably a bit of added security since it's possible you could be in range for someone else to unlock your mac without your permission.

    In practice it's probably not necessary - it is so precise in locating the watch that I have to make sure to hold my wrist near the keyboard to make sure it unlocks for me. But I'm sure with security they'd rather be a bit extra careful.
     
  5. tonoboon macrumors regular

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  6. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I have my iMac upstairs and use screens on my iPad downstairs to control it. Upon connecting where I usually have to input my password my watch actually unlocked it. I could not reproduce it but I know it's not supposed to work from that distance. I even got a notification on my watch. And I too have to be close with my arm when I'm at the mac. But this is why the notification is there. But I'd like a way to turn if off.
     

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