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How to use the “Approve with Apple Watch” in macOS Catalina

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Published on Oct 10, 2019

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How to use the “Approve with Apple Watch” in macOS Catalina

Apple has made it easy to the authentication of the installations of the app, the release of a note, or simply the display of the list of passwords in Safari, thanks to macOS Catalina, watchOS 6 and Apple Watch.

Call “Approves with Apple Watch“, this function is very useful in many situations. This function is particularly useful for anyone who uses a Mac, older without Touch ID. Just double-click the side button on the Apple Watch and the game is done.

There is absolutely a lot to set up to start using this feature. There are only four things that we need to take into account:

Apart from this, we will have to have two-factor authentication enabled for our iCloud account, for security reasons. Also, our Apple Watch must be set to unlock the Mac every time we find ourselves nearby.

By default, when we configure macOS Catalina for the first time, you will be asked if we want to use the Apple Watch to unlock your Mac. For those who don't should be enabled during the first configuration, it is possible to do it manually.

Just follow these simple steps:

Once you have performed all the steps, we can close System Preferences and try out the new function that agrees with the Apple Watch. To check that the function is active, let's try to access our password list in Safari:

This is just one of the many operations that can perform the new function. In addition to this, if in the Notes app there is a note stuck, just select the note and the Apple Watch, we will ask you to double-click the side button to log in.

Have you tried the new feature? Let us know in the comments

 

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