Unlock Passwords & Notes on Your Mac
You can use Approve with Apple Watch to unlock passwords in Safari or to unlock notes on your Mac. This is really handy if you don't have Touch ID or can't reach it.
There isn't really much setup, but you do need to be on watchOS 6 or higher and macOS Catalina or higher. You need to enable Auto Unlock on your Mac and have two-factor authentication turned on for your Mac.
Once this is set up, you just need to open the Passwords section of preferences on your Mac and then double click the side button on your watch. If you open a locked note, you will also be able to double-press this button to approve the unlock.
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05/02/2015 at 4:48 pm
On the settings screen there’s a button to ping your phone, so if it’s nearby you’ll hear it.
06/01/2016 at 7:11 am
06/16/2016 at 5:05 pm
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08/09/2016 at 10:17 am
cool stuff..i had created this phone/watch in my mind about 10 years ago :)
10/14/2017 at 1:34 pm
Most likely before you were born Dick Tracy owned one. :)
09/05/2016 at 2:52 am
Ill only need the heart rate monitor..the rest am cool with using my phone, so i wont buy it.
09/12/2016 at 4:47 pm
You have to go to your glances and click the icon next to airplay. It will play an alert sound to find your iPhone. If you press and hold it will play the sound and flash a light to notify you
01/14/2017 at 1:37 pm
This article convinced me NOT to buy this watch. Thanks….I needed that
03/20/2017 at 1:53 pm
Wake me up when you don’t have to have your iPhone close by…
06/20/2017 at 12:19 pm
Thank you for a nice listing of the fetures of the AW. It confirmed that I have no use for one. Your list had some interesting points (Apple Pay: Not at my bank or any of my CC, and less than 1 in10 stores around here know what you’re talking about). It ran the gamut down to just silly items (Drawing on a 1 inch screen? My finger covers a third of it). But it was a nice confirmation of just how useless one would be for me. YMMV
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09/18/2018 at 9:55 pm
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09/19/2018 at 11:11 am
instagram doesn’t work with the apple watch anymore. I just got one thinking it does, apparently they discontinued the app, very disappointed
11/14/2018 at 5:38 am
And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me stigraht.
06/27/2019 at 2:51 am
This is not the only watch that connects to the iPhone, but it is definitely one that interests a lot of users and delivers the best connectivity to the iPhone. There are a ton of exciting and useful things you can do with the Apple Watch, even some you can do without your iPhone. Here’s what the Apple Watch can do;
08/20/2019 at 2:30 pm
What is the most simple apple watch?