HOW TO Un­lock your Mac us­ing your iPhone and MacID

Mac Format - - MAC OS SIERRA -

1 In­stall the Mac app

Down­load, in­stall and then open the Mac com­po­nent of MacID from It re­quires OS X 10.10 and a Mac that sup­ports Blue­tooth 4.0.

2 Get MacID for iOS

In­stall MacID (£2.99) on an iOS de­vice with Blue­tooth ac­tive. If you also have an Ap­ple Watch, you can in­stall MacID us­ing the Watch app.

3 Pair your iOS de­vice

On your Mac, MacID should list your iOS de­vice. Se­lect it and click Con­tinue, type your user ac­count’s pass­word, then click Con­tinue again.

4 Se­cure your Mac

In Se­cu­rity & Pri­vacy > Gen­eral in Sys­tem Pref­er­ences, set your Mac to re­quire a pass­word to wake from sleep or af­ter its screen saver starts.

5 Un­lock your Mac

Try to un­lock your Mac; MacID sends no­ti­fi­ca­tions to your de­vices. Un­lock it with a tap (Watch), or a swipe or us­ing Touch ID (iPhone).

6 Take it fur­ther

On iOS, you can use MacID to lock your Mac from afar. On Mac, use the app’s menu to set up Sierra-like prox­im­ity-based lock­ing and wak­ing.

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