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HOW TO: Unlock Mac with Touch ID on your iPhone?

Do you love Touch ID on your iPhone? Now you can Unlock and Login to Mac with Touch ID on your iPhone. Apple improves its Touch ID feature through iOS Tweaks regularly and iPhone users including me find it super easy and comfortable to unlock iPhone every time we pick up. Now you can unlock mac with Touch ID feature on your iPhone wirelessly. Apple continuously improves its Touch ID Finger Print technology with software updates to iOS devices and makes it Secure, Faster and Flawless.

Apple may bring Touch ID on Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac computers by next year, but you don’t have to wait that long. Unlocking your Macbook, iMac using your iPhone’s Touch ID is possible now with this brilliant tiny application.


Unlock your Mac with Fingerprint in Quicker and Secure way. It works super fast using Bluetooth connectivity. You can configure multiple mac computers and login securely using your iPhone. Additionally, MacID lets you control the Audio playback settings of your Mac right from your iPhone.

You may also like to read Best and Essential Mac Apps for New Macbook and iMac Computers.

MacID Notification Widget displays list of currently connected macs and you can unlock them instantly.

How to Unlock Mac with Touch ID on iPhone?

Setup is very easy. You can start to unlock mac with touch id in less than 2 minutes using MacID App.

Step 1: Download and Install MacID App on your Mac computer by visiting macid.co website on your favorite web browser.

Step 2: Download and Install MacID App on your iPhone by searching for “macid” in App Store.

Step 3: Now launch MacID App on your Mac and iPhone to setup for the first time.

Step 4: Setup process is very easy, Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone and wait for the MacID app on your Mac computer to search and find your iPhone. Once its discovered, click on the finish button.


Step 5: On your Mac computer, when it prompts for your Mac Password, enter your account specific password that you use to login to your mac computer.


Step 5: Authenticate once using your Touch ID feature on your iPhone to complete the setup.


Congratulations! You have successfully setup macid and now you can unlock mac with Touch ID on iPhone wirelessly. As i mentioned earlier, the devices that has no Touch ID hardware will authenticate using iPhone Passcode Unlock feature.

MacID Compatibility:

What are Mac Computers Compatible with MacID?

  • Macbook Air 2011 & above models
  • Macbook Pro 2012 & above models
  • iMac 2012 & above models
  • Mac mini 2011 & above models
  • Mac Pro 2013 & above models

What are the Compatible iPhones?

MacID also supports older iPhone models without Touch ID such as iPhone 4S, iPhone 5. iPad’s like iPad mini 1st generation, iPad 4th Generation and iPod Touch 5th Generation. Any iOS devices with Bluetooth LE enabled devices are currently supported by MacID and you can unlock mac with iPhone Passcode feature when the device has no Touch ID hardware.

  • iPhone 4S & above models
  • iPad mini 1st generation & above models
  • iPad 4th generation & above models
  • iPod Touch 5th generation & above models

Will MacID drink lot of Battery Juice on my iPhone?

MacID uses the latest Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) technology which means, it operates very well with very little amount of power. Even though you connect with multiple mac computers, MacID will not drink up lot of battery juice from your iPhone. Also, i like to recommend, that you can turn off the bluetooth once you have unlocked your mac computer at work or home and use it only when needed.
Is MacID Secure?

As it operates wirelessly you may have some security concerns in mind, whether the person sitting next to you or little far from you can steal the password with some wireless hacking tools. Well, MacID protects your authentication with AES-256 bit encryption that never leaves your mac. It just don’t use the Internet to authenticate and login to your mac every time you use your Touch ID Fingerprint technology on iPhone.

So you don’t have to worry about Mac Password Theft or Stolen problems. MacID is 100% safe and secure to use and compatible very well with OS X 10.10 Yosemite as well.

Feel free to comment below, and if you find this post useful don’t forget to share it with your friends and followers across Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Have a great day.

About the Author: Robin C

Security Consultant, Engineer, Technology Enthusiast and Blogger.

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