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Use external devices to unlock Mac

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    Amelia

    Can I use some external Apple device to unlock my Mac? Like, if we bring the devices close to each other, Mac should get unlocked.

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    Grace Baker
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    Hey, Thanks for reaching out to us.

    You can unlock the Mac by bringing the Apple watch to its proximity. Please navigate to Mac->Restrictions->Allow Device Functionality. Enable the ‘Auto-unlock with Apple watch in proximity’ option to unlock the Mac device automatically without the password when a worn Apple watch comes near the Mac of the same user. Please note that the device will require a password for unlocking it when turned ON for the first time.
    This is supported on macOS10.12+

    Kindly use the help link of restrictions for Mac devices for further info.

    Cheers!
    Grace Baker
    Hexnode MDM

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