Contribute
Register

Unlock With Apple Watch Not Working In Catalina

Joined
Mar 6, 2017
Messages
119
Motherboard
ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero
CPU
i7-7700K
Graphics
RX 580
After upgrading to 10.15.1 I am no longer able to use unlock with Apple Watch. I am using BCM94360CD. All other continuity features work including handoff and the new double click to approve with Apple Watch.

When attempting to unlock my system at the login prompt I get:
1. Spinner with the words "Unlocking with apple watch"
2. After 2s it times out and shows the password prompt

I have no issues with unlock with Apple Watch on my 2018 Macbook Pro connected to the same iCloud account also running 10.15.1.

Things I've tried:
1. Toggle "Use your Apple Watch to unlock apps and your Mac"
2. Restart all devices
3. Disable and re-enable bluetooth on all devices
4. Sign out of iCloud, reboot, sign back into iCloud

Screen Shot 2019-11-14 at 11.32.38 AM.png


Double click to approve is working just fine. It pops up a dialog on my watch instantly and I can double click to approve.
Screen Shot 2019-11-14 at 11.34.21 AM.png


Is anyone else having trouble with this feature?
I see similar reports https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250718087
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 13, 2016
Messages
1,663
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
CPU
I7 8700K
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
Mac mini, Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Because I do not wear my watch unless I am going for a Mtn. bike ride I did not have it enabled. But I just enabled it locked the system walked away and came back and it unlocked like it should. I am using OS 15.1. Have you updated your watch to the most recent OS? I have noticed when my phone has been updated and my watch needs to be updated apps like strava have issues working. Maybe it could be a similar issue with versions not completely being compatible.
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2016
Messages
1,663
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
CPU
I7 8700K
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
Mac mini, Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Apple Watch is updated to the latest version watchOS 6.1. Are you using iMacPro1,1 SMBIOS?
Yep and my wife said her watch unlocks hers also.
 
Joined
Mar 11, 2017
Messages
9
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z170 HD3P
CPU
i5-6600
Graphics
RX 480
Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
iOS
I have the same problem..When my iMacPro1,1 SMBIOS lock screen, AW not locking..
But same situations.. :
1. Spinner with the words "Unlocking with apple watch"
2. After 2s it times out and shows the password prompt

I am trying these kext but not happens..


Any Idea what now ??
 
Joined
Mar 11, 2017
Messages
9
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z170 HD3P
CPU
i5-6600
Graphics
RX 480
Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
iOS
I tried iMac 18.2 and have still same problem :(
Interested when I trying unlock in my preferences settings, AW unlocking my iMac in preferences
 
Joined
Mar 11, 2017
Messages
9
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z170 HD3P
CPU
i5-6600
Graphics
RX 480
Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hmmm it’s interested.. pray better for next update MacOS.
My set up is best ever! Everything’s work!
 
Top