daniesy

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Hey, did anyone have any problems unlocking their mac with Apple watch on beta 5? I get these errors in the console

"Watch missing LTK and is unable to communicate with Companion to potentially sync it"
"Pairing lock session notifying delegate with error: Error Domain=SFAutoUnlockErrorDomain Code=196 "Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch." UserInfo={SFAutoUnlockManagerErrorBody=Make sure your Apple Watch is unlocked and on your wrist, and your iPhone is unlocked., NSLocalizedDescription=Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch., SFAutoUnlockManagerErrorTitle=Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch.}"

Do you guys have a clue what they mean?
 
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Hobbsee

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Also the same here, rebooting / signing out of icloud on either device doesn‘t work.
 

asfalloth

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Weird, my Series 5 watch unlocks my MacBook Pro (Catalina) and my iMac (Big Sur), it did this also on watch OS 7 Beta 5 as well.
 

daniesy

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The strange thing is that it started working again on Beta 6, but after I reset the watch, it's not working anymore...
 

rurza

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The strange thing is that it started working again on Beta 6, but after I reset the watch, it's not working anymore...
Yep. The same here. Everything was fine after the upgrade, but when I reset the watch (by erasing all the data and settings) it doesn't work anymore. Anyway, I've sent a feedback. Apple asked me for logs from both Mac and Apple Watch and I'm still waiting for any response.
 

explosive0

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Oct 25, 2012
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Yep. The same here. Everything was fine after the upgrade, but when I reset the watch (by erasing all the data and settings) it doesn't work anymore. Anyway, I've sent a feedback. Apple asked me for logs from both Mac and Apple Watch and I'm still waiting for any response.
Keep us posted if you get a resolution from Apple
 

explosive0

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Oct 25, 2012
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Finally got mine to work. I reset my AW and restored it to a backup I had from WatchOS 6 (this doesn't downgrade from WatchOS 7, it just restored the settings from a previous version of WatchOS). After the restore, I was able to enable from my MacBook Pro.
 
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wHD

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Finally got mine to work. I reset my AW and restored it to a backup I had from WatchOS 6 (this doesn't downgrade from WatchOS 7, it just restored the settings from a previous version of WatchOS). After the restore, I was able to enable from my MacBook Pro.
Thanks for the info 👍
 

ThatDude626

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Sep 11, 2020
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Same here.. Watch Series 3 os beta 5 is not unlocking MacBook now... Tried every trick in book... reseting both devices on wifi.. bluetooth... signed in/out of iCloud... rebooted both devices... Now attempting a watch restore. Fingers Crossed!
 
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ThatDude626

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Same here.. Watch Series 3 os beta 5 is not unlocking MacBook now... Tried every trick in book... reseting both devices on wifi.. bluetooth... signed in/out of iCloud... rebooted both devices... Now attempting a watch restore. Fingers Crossed!
No luck with restore... Keep getting message that reads "Make sure your Apple Watch is unlocked and on wrist, and your iPhone is unlocked."
 
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petterihiisila

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Nov 7, 2010
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No luck with restore... Keep getting message that reads "Make sure your Apple Watch is unlocked and on wrist, and your iPhone is unlocked."

Same here. I had a problem with the watch and had to reset it from scrach to WatchOS 7 beta, not from a backup. And still can’t check that box. Same error.
 

D3ggy

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Same here. I had a problem with the watch and had to reset it from scrach to WatchOS 7 beta, not from a backup. And still can’t check that box. Same error.

I also tried it and it didn’t work, worse still one of my credit cards is stuck in a verification loop when I tried to re-add it, other cards added fine.
 

arfung

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Jun 27, 2015
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Same problem here. I re-paired the watch and can no longer get it to unlock my Mac. I filed feedback report and am hoping they will fix in next beta.
 

rurza

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Feb 27, 2011
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I also can't confirm Apple Pay transactions made on my Mac on Apple Watch. The error looks very similar to the one with failed setup of auto unlock.
 
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