Your iPhone has, for some time now, been able to unlock your Apple Watch via the Find My Watch app. The latest software update has the capability to lock it in the same manner as before.
It did not seem like iOS 14.7 and watchOS 7.6 included a significant number of new features. Nevertheless, there is a possibility that one of the features that were tacked on with little thought put into it would be helpful. In addition to enabling you to unlock your Apple Watch using your iPhone, it also gives you the ability to lock it.
The second, less significant change is that it is now possible to see on the display of your iPhone whether or not you have locked or unlocked your Apple Watch. This appears as a notice on your screen.
The steps necessary to unlock your Apple Watch using your iPhone
Unlocking an Apple Watch may be accomplished in a variety of different ways depending on the model. The most straightforward approach is to do it by hand, which entails keying in the passcode. However, this may be a bit of a pain. Therefore, the easiest approach to handle this situation is to configure it so that it unlocks automatically whenever you open your iPhone.
Putting this together is not too difficult of a task. Simply put, you’ll need to launch the settings application on your Apple Watch. Launch it, then choose Passcode from the menu. The next step is to activate the Unlock with iPhone option by selecting it. Straightforward and to the point. Job done.
Using your iPhone is the other method for doing this task. Launch the Apple Watch app, choose Passcode from the drop-down menu, and after that, toggle the Unlock with iPhone option.
A few things to keep in mind in order for this to be successful:
Both the Apple Watch and the iPhone need to have their Bluetooth capabilities activated.
Last but not least, you have the option of using the same password on both your iPhone and Apple Watch, or you may use two distinct passwords. It makes no difference since the operation of the unlock feature will not be affected in any way by this. In point of fact, we recommend that you use two distinct passwords and that you switch between them on a frequent basis. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
How to use your iPhone to lock and unlock your Apple Watch.
Historically, this capability has only operated in one direction at a time. If you had an iPhone, you were able to unlock an Apple Watch, but not the other way around.
This capability was included in the most recent version of the program. This capability operates in a manner similar to that of locking your iPhone with your Apple Watch.
You are probably wondering why it would be necessary to lock your Apple Watch with an iPhone. because we need to ensure your safety. There’s a chance that someone else is now wearing your watch. It’s possible that you’ve set the watch down on the table, but it’s operating on the assumption that it’s still on your wrist. It might be for any one of a myriad of very diverse reasons.
The ability to unlock your Apple Watch with your iPhone is not a major change, but it is one that you should be aware of because of its potential use. The same is true for the notice that appears on the display of your iPhone whenever you unlock or lock your Apple Watch. You now receive this notification anytime you use your iPhone.