Unlock Mac notification is annoying

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

  1. DJTaurus macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2012
    Is there a way to stop the notification and sound on my apple watch when it unlocks my mac?
  2. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    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 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    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


    Jan 6, 2005
    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


    Apr 18, 2015
  6. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    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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