Unlock your Mac with just your fingerprint, wrist and now your face – without even unlocking your iOS device. Formerly called MacID, Unlox is better than ever.
Requires a Mac with Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) running macOS High Sierra, and an iOS device with Bluetooth LE running iOS 11.2 or newer.
Please make sure your devices support Bluetooth LE before purchasing.
• Works with multiple Macs and Apple Watches at once.
• Unlock your Mac using Touch ID, your face, passcode, or Apple Watch..
• Interactive notifications – you don't even have to unlock your iOS device.
• Control your Mac's audio – works with iTunes & Spotify!
• Manually lock your Mac.
• Auto-lock when your iOS device moves away from your Mac.
• Proximity Wake & automatic unlocking when returning to your Mac.
• 3D Touch shortcuts.
• Notification Center widget – unlock your Mac from anywhere on your iOS device.
• See your MacBook's battery level in the widget.
• Share clipboard text to and from your Mac.
• Choose from beautiful colour schemes and change the app icon.
• Use to authorise tasks that require your macOS admin password. (Admin accounts only)
• Never connects to the Internet without your consent.
• Your macOS password is never broadcast and never leaves your Mac.
• Incredibly simple to use but packed full of features and options.

You don't need to open the app to unlock your Mac. Intelligently notifications when one of your connected Macs is woken up, which you can action directly from your iOS lock screen using either your fingerprint, face or passcode.

Action notifications when tasks require your macOS admin password, like moving protected files to Trash or changing a setting in System Preferences. (Admin accounts only)

You can also play, pause and skip iTunes & Spotify on your Mac remotely. Audio controls work anywhere the physical keys would on your Mac.

Press hard on the app icon to quickly access settings or to lock and unlock your Macs.

Create URL schemes to lock and unlock your Mac from other apps.

Clipboard sharing is built right in – share any piece of text quickly and reliably.

Enable auto-lock and your Mac will automatically lock when your iOS device moves away from it. You will even get notified when your Mac locks itself.

Enable Proximity Wake and your Mac will wake its display when your iOS device gets near, with the option to automatically unlock it.

Includes a handy Notification Center widget, which will show all your currently connected Macs and give you quick access to lock and unlock them from anywhere on your iOS device.

Great support for hardware keyboards so you can zip about the UI really quickly and intuitively.

The iOS app needs to be paired with the free Unlox for macOS companion app, which you must download from

Pairing Unlox for iOS with Unlox for macOS will enable Tap to Unlock, an exclusive way to unlock your Mac by tapping a custom tap pattern into your Magic Trackpad or Magic Mouse. Exclusive to Unlox.

Unlox is not compatible with MacID.

What's New

Version 2.0.2

Please remember to update Unlox for macOS by clicking [Unlox menu] > [Updates] > [Check for update now...]

This is just a small update to add the ability to refresh your user account image. Tap the three dots on a connected Mac to find the option!

As ever, thank you to everyone who has supported Unlox. Your unwavering support is extremely motivational and I am truly thankful.


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

141 Ratings

141 Ratings

Very good


It’s unfortunate he had to change the name from MacID thanks to Apple 🙄. It is still a must have for Mac users without the touch bar. It makes logging in so much faster with just a couple taps on the trackpad or having your phone near your computer. Saves so much time and allows you to make strong a password since you don’t have to type it in every time. Game changer for protecting your Mac. Thanks.

Developer Response

Thanks so much for the kind review!

New name same great app


Glad that this continues to be developed because it’s worth every penny. While there have been issues as a result of High Sierra (as there have been with many apps), this version seems to have addressed them. I think this is one of the few apps I really find essential.

Always a great idea, now even faster


Great idea—use your phone to unlock your Mac. With the right settings, you don’t even have to take your phone out of pocket. Version 1 (aka MacID) was very convenient but was slow to connect to my laptop after waking. V2 is much faster. Highly recommend!


Kane Cheshire
20.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Kane Cheshire


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