How to unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch - Apple Support

26 apr. 2021
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With your Apple Watch on, you can unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a face mask. Learn how.
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  • I can't imagine life without *COMPUTECHFIRM* on !G, he got my device fixed in less than an hour ....

    Henry FredHenry FredAcum 15 ore
  • I think the best idea here is Amazing job by *CYBERTOOLZ* am really amazed by this job via 1G

    Game LordGame LordAcum 16 ore
  • *Teecracks from iñstæ is good at his job I vouch for he's service* ,,

    Chinenye chinenyeChinenye chinenyeAcum 18 ore
  • Mine is iphone 12 pro max and I do not have this feature. Is there another way to do this?

    TAY JanieTAY JanieAcum o Zi
    • I have solved the problem. My apple watch was not updated to ios 7.4. After updating, I managed to unlock my iPhone with my watch.

      TAY JanieTAY JanieAcum 10 ore
    • Thanks for reaching out. We’d love to help. Make sure your iPhone 12 Pro Max has been updated to iOS 14.5 or later and have an Apple Watch Series 3 or later as described in this article: If you have any further questions please use this link to contact Apple Support:

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  • Thanks to MULLERCRACKERS on insta for recovering mine

    Missy marMissy marAcum o Zi
  • Innovative! creating a problem and fixing it with a 2nd product. I love this concept!

    alexander weialexander weiAcum o Zi
  • Doesn’t always work

    Allo LegendAllo LegendAcum o Zi
  • I'd like this feature a lot more if my Face ID & Password setting actually showed up...

    Andrew BanocyAndrew BanocyAcum 2 Zile
    • We want to learn more and get this feature working for you. Connect with us for support here:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum o Zi
  • Sorry Apple, but I think it is stupid to bind an low-energy-chip to a high-energy-consuming chip. Why do I need Wireless LAN activated to unlock my phone. Once leaving home I usually switch Wirless only on just in case I need it or having a network I want to use. The same stupid thing with NFC. At home we have a very poor LTE network. Hence I always switch Airplane Mode on and just use Wireless LAN calling. But now I am not able to use my Home Automation with NFC stickers. I think thats a poor design. Hope someone reads this and can think about - would be great to have improvements here. Low-Energy vs. high-energy🤷‍♂️

    Stefan OStefan OAcum 2 Zile
  • I glad that Apple brought the feature of unlocking with Apple Watch while wearing mask.

    Stephanie AlvesStephanie AlvesAcum 2 Zile
  • It would be great if we could do the same with the Ipad!

    Rodrigo Gutierrez PiconRodrigo Gutierrez PiconAcum 2 Zile
  • I have said for years that I didn't want a smart watch. then I got a new iPhone, and my wife persuaded me to get the watch. OMG! why didn't I get one earlier?? could not live without it now, and I don't even feel like I'm wearing it, s comfortable!

    john winesjohn winesAcum 2 Zile
  • did not work without wifi

    Znajomy GrafikZnajomy GrafikAcum 3 Zile
    • We’d like to share some information. You’re correct your iPhone and Apple Watch need to have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on, but you don't need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you’re still unable to unlock your iPhone with a face mask after following the guidance in this article:, reach out to us here for additional support:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 3 Zile
  • Non One does it more than Breztools

    Kate Daniel'sKate Daniel'sAcum 3 Zile
  • *visincyberr* On insta is reliable and Fast, he Made my Device Running Perfectly

    Okpe God'swillOkpe God'swillAcum 3 Zile
  • It says it can’t connect.

    Uriel RamirezUriel RamirezAcum 3 Zile
    • We’d like to help get your Apple Watch and iPhone paired together. We recommend trying the steps here: If you need more help, here’s the link to reach the main Apple Support channel: Take care!

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 3 Zile
  • i’ve literally wiped everything off my watch & the update takes up too much storage to install 😩😩😩

    Nico RomeroNico RomeroAcum 3 Zile
  • There's no need for this in Australia 😂

    Zidan119Zidan119Acum 4 Zile
  • Unpair and reset many times still no free space 1.6gb is used by software in s3. Do u guys have any solution to update in series 3. Very frustrating better not to upload update for s3.

    Rajiv ShresthaRajiv ShresthaAcum 4 Zile
  • *Laughs in iPhone SE

    Duncan KongDuncan KongAcum 4 Zile
  • Very neat and useful

    I SII SIAcum 5 Zile
  • Lmao my girlfriend is able to unlock my iPhone with her mask on if I'm next to her and I will be getting the prompt message on my iWatch. I guess all this does is unlock it if it feels the watch is pretty close by.

    Im MarteeIm MarteeAcum 5 Zile
  • WhatsApp JAMESBEN +1(361)492-5068

    Adebowale MaryAdebowale MaryAcum 5 Zile
  • If my Face ID doesn’t work can i use this? In my iPhone there is no option for unlock with the Apple Watch. I don’t know why.

    Daniel CruzDaniel CruzAcum 5 Zile
    • We can help answer this great question! The Unlock your iPhone with Apple Watch feature doesn't use Face ID to recognize and authenticate you. It works when your watch is on your wrist and unlocked, with your iPhone nearby. In order to use this feature, there are several requirements that must be met, including having compatible devices and software. Be sure to check out the ‘What you need’ section here: For any additional support, please reach out to us via this link:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 5 Zile
  • DREY_CYBER on IG is Actually the Best I recommend you to him.

  • Ok I need an Apple Watch now lol

    Chloe ColemanChloe ColemanAcum 5 Zile
  • So this feature doesn’t work if the phone isn’t connected to wifi?? Thinking of getting an Apple Watch but if this is the case then nvm

    F X VICF X VICAcum 5 Zile
  • Thanks to Samuel hacks he is a genius he helped me unlocked my device his services are legit and trusted you can contact him through Facebook

    Ogbonna AnitaOgbonna AnitaAcum 5 Zile
  • Thanks to Samuel hacks he is a genius he helped me unlocked my device his services are legit and trusted you can contact him through Facebook

    Ogbonna AnitaOgbonna AnitaAcum 5 Zile
  • Thanks to Samuel hacks he is a genius he helped me unlocked my device his services are legit and trusted you can contact him through Facebook

    Ogbonna AnitaOgbonna AnitaAcum 5 Zile
  • Thanks to Samuel hacks he is a genius he helped me unlocked my device his services are legit and trusted you can contact him through Facebook

    Ogbonna AnitaOgbonna AnitaAcum 5 Zile
  • Why does WiFi need to be on for it to work? 🤦🏾‍♂️

    Max CharpentierMax CharpentierAcum 5 Zile
  • Well my Apple Watch don’t unlock my iPhone

    Jeff BrittonJeff BrittonAcum 6 Zile
    • If your devices meet all the requirements here: and you’re still having trouble, reach out to us here:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 5 Zile
  • this is ok. but can we have under screen touch id please?

    VitalyVitalyAcum 6 Zile
  • 🤷🏽‍♀️🤣 Since I carry 2 phones (one mostly used as hotspot for work laptop when out and about), it should be noted that my 2017 Samsung Note 8 w/ IRIS SCANNER unlocks perfectly with mask AND glasses and NO watch BUT .. I do love this new feature between my AW6 and IPhone11Pro Max

    Nomusa MagicNomusa MagicAcum 6 Zile
  • Perfection!!!! 👩🏾‍🦳👏🏾😍

    Nomusa MagicNomusa MagicAcum 6 Zile
  • I'm already using this new feature! hmmmm it fails sometimestho, butit's a great addition to how to unlock my iphone using my apple watch!

    Geo freyGeo freyAcum 6 Zile
    • We assure you we can look into this with you. Since the issue is intermittent, we’d like to ask if there are certain locations, circumstances or any similarities when it happens. Then please reach out to us with the following link, so we can work together:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 6 Zile
  • I would love for the Apple Watch to work the same way with all of the same features with android phones as it does with iPhones. I would love to get my niece one but she has an android phone and a family of android users. Yes I know they have a watch for android users but I feel Apple Watch is better to use than the android

    Arie SunshineArie SunshineAcum 6 Zile
  • You mean to tell me in order to use a mask to unlock our phone we have to have a watch😐

    Dashawn JonesDashawn JonesAcum 6 Zile
  • I was just testing and out of 10 tries failed once, for me one of the best features for Apple Watch

    Sousa Sem ZêSousa Sem ZêAcum 6 Zile
  • Also works with my helmet on 😂 Thats just i was looking for. 😎

    Aashish VermaAashish VermaAcum 6 Zile
  • Finally after a year my watch is working perfectly ask me how !!

    Nasarawa state university KeffiNasarawa state university KeffiAcum 6 Zile
  • I’m unlocking my phone alright without an Apple Watch, because I don’t wear a useless mask.

    Vlad PaniVlad PaniAcum 6 Zile
  • Finally after 1 year pandemic

    Andi1089Andi1089Acum 6 Zile
  • Hi why is my exercise ring not closing I have an Apple Watch 6gps

    Gabriela GonzalezGabriela GonzalezAcum 6 Zile
    • Hello, thank you for reaching out to us. We understand the importance of activity rings closing as expected. We are here to help! We recommend completing the steps in this article: If you need additional help, reach out to our Apple Support team:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 6 Zile
  • Small bug is there it’s unlocking with anyone’s face ?

    saikumar edugunurisaikumar edugunuriAcum 6 Zile
  • So my apple watch (Gen.1) can unlock my MacBook Pro, but not my iPhone Pro..

    Joakim LarsenJoakim LarsenAcum 6 Zile
  • The thing is anyone can unlock it which is what I hate it, cause i was in the beta version awhile back and my friends kept getting in and all it does is a mini haptic feedback on the wrist when it’s unlocked and didn’t even have time to unlock it most of the time so my friends couldn’t get through

    Willy boy RWilly boy RAcum 6 Zile
  • No funciona. No se conecta ni enlaza. Hice todos los pasos indicados. iPhone 12 Pro Max Apple Watch S5 😭🤷🏻

    Barner VersalovicBarner VersalovicAcum 7 Zile
  • Thanks, great! So useful 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

    MamaGigi UKMamaGigi UKAcum 7 Zile
  • Hi, Apple Support! May I ask you a question? I don’t know why, but when I touched the bottom “Lock iPhone” on my Apple Watch once, it has started not to work as usual. It always shows “Unlocking with this Apple Watch…”, but my iPhone is still locked. May I know how to fix it?

    PIWAT VibesPIWAT VibesAcum 7 Zile
    • Using the “Lock iPhone” button on your Apple Watch screen is recommended if your iPhone is unlocked but not intended. The next time you unlock your iPhone after tapping this button, your iPhone requires that you type your passcode. For further assistance, contact our support here:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 6 Zile
  • Tradurre in lingua italiana perfavore

    Angy CcAngy CcAcum 7 Zile
  • It has a bug. Unlock it with Watch and lock with watch again, it won’t work in second try

    Sahid SarkarSahid SarkarAcum 7 Zile
  • I can only vouch for the services I got from dark_bypass on !G, he is the best!!

    KenaanKenaanAcum 7 Zile
  • Bro But you need wifi I have cellular data but it’s still telling me to use Wifi I don’t get it

    Aaron GarciaAaron GarciaAcum 7 Zile
  • Thank you so much apple for this

    Imran MehdiImran MehdiAcum 7 Zile
  • Doesn’t work

    Leonel CeballosLeonel CeballosAcum 7 Zile
    • Thanks for letting us know. We’d be happy to provide you with some information to help you use Unlock your iPhone with Apple Watch. Check out the sections, "What you need" and "How to set up Unlock with Apple Watch" here: to double-check that the feature requirements are enabled. If the issue remains, contact our support teams here:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 7 Zile
  • I can safely unlock my mac with apple watch s1 but iphone 12, an incoherence from Apple

    Marlon HernandezMarlon HernandezAcum 7 Zile
  • If Apple was quite interested in the health of many customers that still have apple watch s1 and 2 they would allowed the Apple watch s1 and s2 to have this feature. It's a shame that that health feature was left out for previous watches. It seems like programmed obsolescence which is a hypocrite and elitistis move.

    Marlon HernandezMarlon HernandezAcum 7 Zile
  • So I can unlock my Mac with my Series 2 watch but not my iPhone! Ridiculous!

    Ben WeaverBen WeaverAcum 7 Zile
  • Amazing feature! Much needed one and quite relevant in today’s times!

    Deepanker AnandDeepanker AnandAcum 7 Zile
  • Or if you don't have an apple watch just set up an alternative face id with your mask and unlock it.

    Yathin KondetiYathin KondetiAcum 7 Zile
  • It consumes more battery even the battery cannot lasts 1 days

    Ethan LewisEthan LewisAcum 7 Zile
    • Hello there! We'll do everything we can to help out with your Apple Watch's battery. We'd recommend to follow the guidance and tips for optimizing your battery from this page first: If you still need assistance, please reach out to our support here:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 7 Zile
  • Good update for daily use

    ali zaali zaAcum 7 Zile
  • Useless…..shit dsnt work when wifi is off….y the fuck will i keep wifi always on

    nelson dominicnelson dominicAcum 8 Zile
  • i have i watch 6 and 12 pro.apply all setting but it's did not this problem with only me or have with others...???

    Patel DhrumilPatel DhrumilAcum 8 Zile
    • Hello there! To unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch while wearing a face mask both devices must meet certain requirements. You can see the settings here: If you still need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our support here:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 7 Zile
  • Thieves can now unlock your phone with ease when they steal the iphone together with your apple watch and track your other valuable stuff that has attached airtags on it 😂😂😂

    The Clown Prince Of CrimeThe Clown Prince Of CrimeAcum 8 Zile
  • This feature ONLY works to Unlock, its not working App install like Gpay, BHIM, or any Face ID block Apps :(

    Dinesh PanchalDinesh PanchalAcum 8 Zile
  • This feature has a big problem I gave my iphone to my friend while he was wearing mask and my phone was unlocked by his face Please see through it

    Aman BajajAman BajajAcum 8 Zile
  • wow i going to get an iwatch to unlock my iphone

    Kevin ChangKevin ChangAcum 8 Zile
  • Finally! It took +1yr to overcome the issue of having to type manually a passcode hundreds of times per day while using a mask, because of the “clever” move of migrating to FaceId from fingerprints sensors.

    Francesco PonticelliFrancesco PonticelliAcum 8 Zile
  • The feature only works if you’re connected to a wifi

    June Christopher AntenorJune Christopher AntenorAcum 8 Zile
  • Is it unhealthy to use the ECG app on your Apple Watch if you are under age⌚️

    GalaxyGalaxyAcum 8 Zile
  • I bought an apple watch from a guy at the traffic not knowing it was locked couldn't access it,thought I lost my money till I saw people recommending *deocrack* on Instagram who had help me fix it kn an hour

    Happy delicious ComedyHappy delicious ComedyAcum 8 Zile
  • Totally unnecessary

    Mark HMark HAcum 8 Zile
  • Why just you dont give the touch id back?

    Mohim RahmanMohim RahmanAcum 8 Zile
  • I recommend u to @pheeltech8 on Instagram,he's legit and he's fast and reliable

    Ricky SteveRicky SteveAcum 8 Zile
  • I need to know if somebody else take my iPhone wearing a mask, it will think is me and unlocked the phone. Ok, I got my Watch to lock again but is it that insecure?

    LeandroLeandroAcum 8 Zile
  • Just bring back the touch ID on Iphone 13 and admit it, that face ID is useless

    muhammed yasir alakırmuhammed yasir alakırAcum 8 Zile
  • This doesn’t work! We followed all the instructions on two different iPhones and Apple watches and it never worked despite having the newest updates installed and iPhones 10SMax and Higher!

    Tracie L. StimpsonTracie L. StimpsonAcum 8 Zile
    • Thanks for reaching out and we are here to help. Please make sure that you are completing the checklist outlined here and then meet with our team to further investigate the issue if this persists

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 8 Zile
  • Just bought an apple watch and I have an iPhone XR so I'll use this lol

    Seth SteinerSeth SteinerAcum 8 Zile
  • Great feature 👍

    Ali AlmaaleiAli AlmaaleiAcum 8 Zile
  • I have series 5 still :c

    Gurm PlaysGurm PlaysAcum 8 Zile
  • Noooooooo I wish it worked on later watch OS versions. I’m still on 6.2.8 to keep force touch 😢

    mronissopwnagemronissopwnageAcum 8 Zile
  • super littt

    Jeremy NgJeremy NgAcum 8 Zile
  • Watch OS 7.4 took ages to update on my Apple Watch series 4. There is no option to unlock iPad with mask on.

    Bada Bing888Bada Bing888Acum 8 Zile
  • How to update my AirPod Pro??

    Aashik mohammadAashik mohammadAcum 9 Zile
  • my phone unlocks after the update with the mask on my face, and I don't have an apple watch. I own an iPhone 12.

    ionut mariusionut mariusAcum 9 Zile
    • We’d love to assist you with your Face ID feature. Please reach out to our support team for further assistance here:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 8 Zile
  • I don't know why I am watching. I don't have either of them.

    Vinayak NaickerVinayak NaickerAcum 9 Zile
  • Why it doesn’t work with my Apple Watch series 2??? I don’t understand why I should buy another watch to use this function. My Apple Watch also work to unlock my Mac, so why it doesn’t work with my iPhone 11 Pro if they communicate regularly? I have Apple products since 2004. 6 laptops, 5 iPhone, 3 iPad, 2 iPod, 1 Apple Watch, 1 AirPods and the beats studio 3 wireless, but if this is the path taken by the company that forces you to change your watch for a useful function in a difficult period like this, perhaps you should start looking elsewhere.

    GC9tvGC9tvAcum 9 Zile
  • i cant turn on that function, i get always notification ''you watch is not connected''

    FlyingHulkFlyingHulkAcum 9 Zile
    • Thanks for reaching out and we are here to help! To start, restart both devices and ensure the Watch is unlocked and connected. Take a look at and meet with our team at if the issue persists.

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 8 Zile
  • stupid. why dont just make phone comes with under display touch id. not everyone afford apple watch bij

    BP•KUPIDDIE ChannelBP•KUPIDDIE ChannelAcum 9 Zile
  • Was Waiting for this features … Finally its here 😍

    Sudhip DebbarmaSudhip DebbarmaAcum 9 Zile
  • I have the og Apple Watch :(

    MetaMetaAcum 9 Zile
  • Anyone can unlock my phone. And use it if I didn’t lock it immediately. I think, this time apple compromised with security.

    Akash koliAkash koliAcum 9 Zile
  • Can we use this features in iPhone 7 plus and watch series 4?

    Raj BarathRaj BarathAcum 9 Zile
    • Hi. We can help answer your question about this feature. Unlocking your iPhone with your Apple Watch requires an iPhone that uses Face ID. You can read more here: If you have additional questions, contact us here:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 8 Zile
  • Boooooooo Apple. This sucks you gotta have Apple Watch to unlock your phone whe. Wearing a mask.

    Whistle BlowerWhistle BlowerAcum 9 Zile
  • Doesn't work at all

    Tina YorkTina YorkAcum 9 Zile
    • If you’re having issues unlocking your iPhone with your Apple Watch after following these steps, we would like to take a closer look to see how we can help. Reach out to us here:

      Apple SupportApple SupportAcum 8 Zile
  • fixed my series 6 by *deocrack* on Instagram

    Kola AbrahamKola AbrahamAcum 9 Zile
  • lol finally.

    alexalexAcum 9 Zile
    • fixed my series 6 by *deocrack* on Instagram

      Kola AbrahamKola AbrahamAcum 9 Zile