unlock my mac

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by helveta, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. helveta macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2012
    I just got my watch series 3 today and I was trying to get it set up to unlock my mac. I have a MacBook air model 6.1 which the website says is mid 2013 so it should be the earliest that can do this. When I try to set it up in settings it says "Unlocking your Mac not supported with your apple watch. Update your Mac's software to allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac." All my software is up to date.

    Any ideas?
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    In order to use a series 3 to unlock, you need High Sierra.
  3. helveta thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2012
    OK. I have Sierra. I'll upgrade tonight and try again tomorrow.
  4. Dionysus2112 macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2011
    You also need WiFi, I don’t believe it works with a wired connection.
  5. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    ...plus Mac requires Bluetooth to be turned on.

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