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      Latest reply: Nov 28, 2016 12:42 AM by eskimo RSS
      ertzhjgfds Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hello, I want to rebuild the auto unlock Function like Apple Watch with Mac, just with my iPhone.

        Iphone 6 has already the wifi 802.11ac and so I could do it, but my question is, do I get the Data that I need for or is it to hardware related?

        I would be very happy, you could get my an answer

        regards

        • Re: Unlock Mac with iPhone like AppleWatch
          eskimo Apple Staff Apple Staff (6,490 points)

          To be clear, the infrastructure that Apple has put in place for this is not documented for third-party use, so you’d have to rebuild that yourself.

          If you wanted to do that, you’d have two problems to solve:

          • Networking — How does your software running on the Mac exchange data with your software running on the iPhone?

          • Security — How does your software running on the Mac actually unlock the Mac?

          Overall, I would expect this to be quite challenging.


          On the networking front, I suspect the way forward here is Bluetooth LE.  That has a number of key advantages:

          • It’s very short range

          • On iOS, it offers flexibility with regards background execution

          This last point is key: you need to be able to resume your iOS app in the background so it can exchange data with your Mac software, and there’s no general purpose support for doing that over Wi-fi.

          If you have follow-up questions about Bluetooth LE, you can post them to Core OS > Bluetooth.


          With regards the security side of this, that’s somewhat off topic for Core OS > Networking, but perfect for Core OS > Security.

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