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Auto Unlock Mac / MacBook with Apple Watch - macOS Big Sur

After testing the first beta versions of Big Sur, the interaction with other idevices was exceptional. Including connectivity MacBook Pro cu Apple Watch si AirPods.
With the transition to watchOS 6 at Watch 7 si macOS Big Sur Beta 8, the first problems began to appear.

"Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch. Make sure your Apple Watch is unlocked on your wrist, and powered on. ”
Whatever we do, unlocking the MacBook Pro with the Apple Watch is no longer possible, even if the requirements for this feature to be functional are met.

Before blaming macOS, let's see what we need to do to enable unlocking and automatic unlocking of a Mac with Apple Watch.

1. MacBook and Apple Watch to run the latest versions of the operating system. Final versions, not beta. Check in "Software Update" if you have updates available for macOS and watchOS.

2. Both idevices to be connected in the same network Wi-Fi de 2.4 GHz

3. In System Preferences on Mac, check the option "Allow your Apple Watch to unlock apps and your Mac ”. The "Security & Privacy", Tab"General".

4. Restart Mac, restart Apple Watch and try activating the option again.

5. Set a code / password for access to the system on Mac and Apple Watch.

6. Enable two-factor authentication. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). You can do this from Apple ID, Password & Security →  Set Up Two-Factor Authentication.

If the above six decks were followed, most likely the message "Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch”Occurs due to a possible macOS or watchOS bug.

 

Auto Unlock Mac / MacBook with Apple Watch - macOS Big Sur

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