How to unlock iPhone with your Apple Watch?


How to unlock iPhone with your Apple Watch? If you have an Apple Watch and are also wearing a mask or sunglasses, you may unlock your iPhone by merely raising it to your face and giving it a quick peek. Become familiar with the process of configuring and using the functionality.

How to unlock iPhone with your Apple Watch?

In order to unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch, you will need the following devices:

  • A Face ID-capable iPhone (iPhone X or later) running iOS 14.5 or a later version of the operating system.
  • A watch running watchOS 7.4 or later and an Apple Watch Series 3 or later.

How to unlock iPhone with your Apple Watch?

The feature also has these requirements:

  • The Apple Watch must be paired with an iPhone before it can be used.
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth must be activated on both your iPhone and Apple Watch for this to work. You do not need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network in order to use this feature.
  • Your Apple Watch has to be protected by a passcode, and the wrist detection feature needs to be activated.
  • It is necessary for you to have your Apple Watch on your wrist when it is unlocked.
  • You are required to have either a face mask that covers your mouth and nose as well as your eyes, such as sunglasses or ski goggles, on at all times.

How to set up Unlock with Apple Watch

  1. Launch the app labeled “Settings” on your iPhone.
  2. After tapping Face ID & Passcode, you will be prompted to enter your passcode.
  3. Scroll down until you find “Unlock with Apple Watch,” then toggle the switch that’s located next to the name of your watch. You will be prompted to enable wrist detection on your watch if it does not already do so automatically.

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How to unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch

  1. Check that you have your Apple Watch on your wrist and that it is unlocked. You should also make sure that you are protecting your eyes by wearing a mask, ski goggles, or sunglasses.
  2. Raise your iPhone above your head or tap its screen to activate it.
  3. Simply looking at your iPhone will allow you to unlock it. After that, to start using your iPhone, swipe your finger up from the bottom of the screen where it is displayed.

If you didn’t mean to unlock your iPhone

Your Apple Watch will provide haptic feedback and display an alert when it has successfully unlocked your iPhone using your Apple Watch. Tap the button labeled “Lock iPhone” on the display of your Apple Watch to prevent your iPhone from being unlocked accidentally.

After tapping on this button, the next time you try to unlock your iPhone, it will ask you for your passcode instead of letting you do it automatically.

Face ID can be used even when you’re wearing a mask and you don’t need your Apple Watch.

After updating to iOS 15.4 or later, you can use Face ID on an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 even while wearing a mask, and you don’t even need an Apple Watch to do so.

How to unlock iPhone with your Apple Watch?

This feature, available on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, can be used in conjunction with the Unlock with Apple Watch function. This makes it possible for you to unlock your iPhone while wearing any combination of face coverings, such as sunglasses and masks, in a more convenient manner.


What do I have to do to have my Apple Watch serve as an iPhone unlock?

Invoke the iPhone’s Settings menu. Select the Face ID & Passcode option and then enter your code. Go down to the section labeled “Unlock with Apple Watch,” then toggle the switch next to your watch’s name to activate the feature. In the absence of wrist detection, your watch will prompt you to enable it.

Can any of the Apple Watches be used with the iPhone 13?

When using an iPhone 6s or later running iOS 15 or later, you can pair it with your Apple Watch Series 3 or later running watchOS 8.

Is there a limit to how many times you can try to unlock an iPhone?

After six consecutive failed passcode tries, an iPhone will lock for one minute. If you enter an erroneous passcode seven times in a row, you’ll be locked out for five minutes, then fifteen, then sixty.