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

26 kwi 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.
To learn more about this topic visit the following articles:
Unlock your iPhone with Apple Watch when you're wearing a face mask:
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  • It would be great if we could do the same with the Ipad!

    Rodrigo Gutierrez PiconRodrigo Gutierrez Picon7 godzin temu
  • 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 wines11 godzin temu
  • did not work without wifi

    Znajomy GrafikZnajomy Grafik20 godzin temu
    • 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 Support15 godzin temu
  • Non One does it more than Breztools

    Kate Daniel'sKate Daniel's23 godzin temu
  • *visincyberr* On insta is reliable and Fast, he Made my Device Running Perfectly

    Okpe God'swillOkpe God'swillDzień temu
  • It says it can’t connect.

    Uriel RamirezUriel RamirezDzień temu
    • 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 SupportDzień temu
  • i’ve literally wiped everything off my watch & the update takes up too much storage to install 😩😩😩

    Nico RomeroNico RomeroDzień temu
  • There's no need for this in Australia 😂

    Zidan119Zidan119Dzień temu
  • 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 Shrestha2 dni temu
  • *Laughs in iPhone SE

    Duncan KongDuncan Kong2 dni temu
  • Very neat and useful

    I SII SI2 dni temu
  • 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 Martee2 dni temu
  • WhatsApp JAMESBEN +1(361)492-5068

    Adebowale MaryAdebowale Mary2 dni temu
  • 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 Cruz3 dni temu
    • 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 Support2 dni temu
  • DREY_CYBER on IG is Actually the Best I recommend you to him.

  • Ok I need an Apple Watch now lol

    Chloe ColemanChloe Coleman3 dni temu
  • 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 VIC3 dni temu
  • 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 Anita3 dni temu
  • 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 Anita3 dni temu
  • 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 Anita3 dni temu
  • 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 Anita3 dni temu
  • Why does WiFi need to be on for it to work? 🤦🏾‍♂️

    Max CharpentierMax Charpentier3 dni temu
  • Well my Apple Watch don’t unlock my iPhone

    Jeff BrittonJeff Britton3 dni temu
    • If your devices meet all the requirements here: and you’re still having trouble, reach out to us here:

      Apple SupportApple Support3 dni temu
  • this is ok. but can we have under screen touch id please?

    VitalyVitaly3 dni temu
  • 🤷🏽‍♀️🤣 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 Magic3 dni temu
  • Perfection!!!! 👩🏾‍🦳👏🏾😍

    Nomusa MagicNomusa Magic3 dni temu
  • 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 frey4 dni temu
    • 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 Support3 dni temu
  • 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 Sunshine4 dni temu
  • You mean to tell me in order to use a mask to unlock our phone we have to have a watch😐

    Dashawn JonesDashawn Jones4 dni temu
  • I was just testing and out of 10 tries failed once, for me one of the best features for Apple Watch

    Sousa Com CêSousa Com Cê4 dni temu
  • Also works with my helmet on 😂 Thats just i was looking for. 😎

    Aashish VermaAashish Verma4 dni temu
  • Finally after a year my watch is working perfectly ask me how !!

    Nasarawa state university KeffiNasarawa state university Keffi4 dni temu
  • I’m unlocking my phone alright without an Apple Watch, because I don’t wear a useless mask.

    Vlad PaniVlad Pani4 dni temu
  • Finally after 1 year pandemic

    Andi1089Andi10894 dni temu
  • Hi why is my exercise ring not closing I have an Apple Watch 6gps

    Gabriela GonzalezGabriela Gonzalez4 dni temu
    • 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 Support4 dni temu
  • Small bug is there it’s unlocking with anyone’s face ?

    saikumar edugunurisaikumar edugunuri4 dni temu
  • So my apple watch (Gen.1) can unlock my MacBook Pro, but not my iPhone Pro..

    Joakim LarsenJoakim Larsen4 dni temu
  • 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 R4 dni temu
  • No funciona. No se conecta ni enlaza. Hice todos los pasos indicados. iPhone 12 Pro Max Apple Watch S5 😭🤷🏻

    Barner VersalovicBarner Versalovic4 dni temu
  • Thanks, great! So useful 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

    MamaGigi UKMamaGigi UK4 dni temu
  • 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 Vibes4 dni temu
    • 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 Support4 dni temu
  • Tradurre in lingua italiana perfavore

    Angy CcAngy Cc4 dni temu
  • It has a bug. Unlock it with Watch and lock with watch again, it won’t work in second try

    Sahid SarkarSahid Sarkar4 dni temu
  • I can only vouch for the services I got from dark_bypass on !G, he is the best!!

    KenaanKenaan5 dni temu
  • 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 Garcia5 dni temu
  • Thank you so much apple for this

    Imran MehdiImran Mehdi5 dni temu
  • Doesn’t work

    Leonel CeballosLeonel Ceballos5 dni temu
    • 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 Support4 dni temu
  • I can safely unlock my mac with apple watch s1 but iphone 12, an incoherence from Apple

    Marlon HernandezMarlon Hernandez5 dni temu
  • 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 Hernandez5 dni temu
  • So I can unlock my Mac with my Series 2 watch but not my iPhone! Ridiculous!

    Ben WeaverBen Weaver5 dni temu
  • Amazing feature! Much needed one and quite relevant in today’s times!

    Deepanker AnandDeepanker Anand5 dni temu
  • Or if you don't have an apple watch just set up an alternative face id with your mask and unlock it.

    Yathin KondetiYathin Kondeti5 dni temu
  • It consumes more battery even the battery cannot lasts 1 days

    Ethan LewisEthan Lewis5 dni temu
    • 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 Support5 dni temu
  • Good update for daily use

    ali zaali za5 dni temu
  • Useless…..shit dsnt work when wifi is off….y the fuck will i keep wifi always on

    nelson dominicnelson dominic5 dni temu
  • 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 Dhrumil5 dni temu
    • 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 Support5 dni temu
  • 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 Crime5 dni temu
  • This feature ONLY works to Unlock, its not working App install like Gpay, BHIM, or any Face ID block Apps :(

    Dinesh PanchalDinesh Panchal5 dni temu
  • 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 Bajaj5 dni temu
  • wow i going to get an iwatch to unlock my iphone

    Kevin ChangKevin Chang6 dni temu
  • 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 Ponticelli6 dni temu
  • The feature only works if you’re connected to a wifi

    June Christopher AntenorJune Christopher Antenor6 dni temu
  • Is it unhealthy to use the ECG app on your Apple Watch if you are under age⌚️

    GalaxyGalaxy6 dni temu
  • 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 Comedy6 dni temu
  • Totally unnecessary

    Mark HMark H6 dni temu
  • Why just you dont give the touch id back?

    Mohim RahmanMohim Rahman6 dni temu
  • I recommend u to @pheeltech8 on Instagram,he's legit and he's fast and reliable

    Ricky SteveRicky Steve6 dni temu
  • 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?

    LeandroLeandro6 dni temu
  • Just bring back the touch ID on Iphone 13 and admit it, that face ID is useless

    muhammed yasir alakırmuhammed yasir alakır6 dni temu
  • 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. Stimpson6 dni temu
    • 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 Support6 dni temu
  • Just bought an apple watch and I have an iPhone XR so I'll use this lol

    Seth SteinerSeth Steiner6 dni temu
  • Great feature 👍

    Ali AlmaaleiAli Almaalei6 dni temu
  • I have series 5 still :c

    Gurm PlaysGurm Plays6 dni temu
  • Noooooooo I wish it worked on later watch OS versions. I’m still on 6.2.8 to keep force touch 😢

    mronissopwnagemronissopwnage6 dni temu
  • super littt

    Jeremy NgJeremy Ng6 dni temu
  • 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 Bing8886 dni temu
  • How to update my AirPod Pro??

    Aashik mohammadAashik mohammad6 dni temu
  • 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 marius6 dni temu
    • We’d love to assist you with your Face ID feature. Please reach out to our support team for further assistance here:

      Apple SupportApple Support6 dni temu
  • I don't know why I am watching. I don't have either of them.

    Vinayak NaickerVinayak Naicker6 dni temu
  • 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.

    GC9tvGC9tv6 dni temu
  • i cant turn on that function, i get always notification ''you watch is not connected''

    FlyingHulkFlyingHulk6 dni temu
    • 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 Support6 dni temu
  • stupid. why dont just make phone comes with under display touch id. not everyone afford apple watch bij

    BP•KUPIDDIE ChannelBP•KUPIDDIE Channel6 dni temu
  • Was Waiting for this features … Finally its here 😍

    Sudhip DebbarmaSudhip Debbarma6 dni temu
  • I have the og Apple Watch :(

    MetaMeta6 dni temu
  • 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 koli6 dni temu
  • Can we use this features in iPhone 7 plus and watch series 4?

    Raj BarathRaj Barath6 dni temu
    • 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 Support6 dni temu
  • Boooooooo Apple. This sucks you gotta have Apple Watch to unlock your phone whe. Wearing a mask.

    Whistle BlowerWhistle Blower6 dni temu
  • Doesn't work at all

    Tina YorkTina York7 dni temu
    • 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 Support6 dni temu
  • fixed my series 6 by *deocrack* on Instagram

    Kola AbrahamKola Abraham7 dni temu
  • lol finally.

    alexalex7 dni temu
    • fixed my series 6 by *deocrack* on Instagram

      Kola AbrahamKola Abraham7 dni temu
  • What iPhone does this work with

    B BrothersB Brothers7 dni temu
    • All iPhones with Face ID

      Nicolas CubidesNicolas Cubides6 dni temu
  • OMG sounds stupid but I love this feature!

    Christopher NurvoChristopher Nurvo7 dni temu
  • Thank you apple

    Maddax SayaMaddax Saya7 dni temu
  • So far unless the iPhone is on wifi it will not work

    M D'LezamaM D'Lezama7 dni temu
  • I got was Amazing job thanks you have been of great help *CYBERTOOLZ* via 1G

    Royal JohnsonRoyal Johnson7 dni temu
  • If I’ll unlock my Apple Watch with the code I can unlock the iPhone with the code and that’s it

    Adrián Torres 13Adrián Torres 137 dni temu
  • Can it unlock my neighbour's wifi?

    Dof dexDof dex7 dni temu
  • what if your iphone has been stolen

    Ahmed KamalAhmed Kamal7 dni temu
    • We’re here for you. If your iPhone or Apple Watch was lost, we’d suggest these resources: Lost iPhone: Lost Apple Watch: For additional questions or support, please reach out to us here:

      Apple SupportApple Support6 dni temu
  • i don't have an appel watch , what should i do ?

    Gourab - গৌরবGourab - গৌরব7 dni temu
  • A friend recommended the expertise of *dark_bypass* on !G, to my greatest surprise , my device was fixed in less than 30 minutes!

    Richard SteveRichard Steve7 dni temu