How to use Touch ID on older Macs

Posted by phil on Mercredi nov 16, 2016 Under IPAD, The IPhone Blog

Even if your Mac doesn’t support Touch ID or Auto Unlock, you can still secure it using biometrics! When Apple announced that Auto Unlock was coming to macOS Sierra, I was excited to have an additional way to secure my Mac (and make it easier to unlock it without having to type in a 14-digit passcode). Unfortunately, I discovered that the feature only works with Macs from 2013 and newer, which meant I couldn’t use it with my mid-2012 MacBook Pro. Darn. Luckily, there is still a way for you to secure your older Macs using Touch ID, thanks to a fantastic third-party app called Mac ID. You can set it up with a Mac from as far back as 2011, and use it with an IPHONE as old as the 4s model, as well the fourth-generation IPAD or later. Mac ID does more than allow you to unlock your Mac with your IPHONE, though: You can use it to control your music, send copied text from your iOS device to your Mac’s clipboard (great if your Mac doesn’t support Universal Clipboard), and trigger your scre…

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