How To Unlock Mac Using iPhone Touch ID


TouchID was introduced by Apple in iPhone 5s which lets you unlock your iPhone without typing passcode. Android, however, cannot match with the iPhone’s Touch ID feature. Touch ID is deeply integrated with iOS and it not only allows users to unlock their device but also to make purchases in iTunes Store, to authenticate Apple Pay online and more.

Apple has also opened Touch ID on the iPhone to developers for third-party apps.

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Did you know that now you can unlock Mac using iPhone TouchID? Here is how you can do!

Unlock Mac Using iPhone Touch ID

To unlock Mac using iPhone Touch ID you will be required to use FingerKey app. FingerKey app lets you unlock your Mac without typing your password. The app can be used on multiple computers. Currently, it is available only for Mac OS X. It is being expected that the app will be soon made available for Windows and Linux by the developer.

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Go ahead and install FingerKey app from the official iTunes Store at a price of $1.99.

To unlock Mac using iPhone Touch ID you require devices running on iOS 8 and later versions. You must remember that the FingerKey app works only on devices that support TouchID, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus. Also make sure that your devices have to work Bluetooth connections for the application to work. FingerKey app can easily and safely unlock your Mac from a distance using iPhone TouchID sensors without typing the password each time.

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Complete the setup process to pair your iPhone and Mac together. When you are done, simply launch the app from the Notification Center widget, place your finger on the TouchID and unlock your Mac from a distance as long as it is within Bluetooth range.

If you are concerned, why to use FingerKey to unlock Mac, let us go through the features of FingerKey app. Typing lengthy passwords can be time-consuming and moreover, you will be required to type a password each and every time when your Mac gets locked. Remembering passwords can be a daunting task, what if you forgot the password? FingerKey comes to your rescue here!

Go ahead and unlock your Mac using iPhone TouchID!


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