Unlox 4+

Unlock your Mac with your face

Kane Cheshire

    • 4.3 • 16 Ratings
    • 3,99 €


Requires a Mac with Bluetooth LE running macOS High Sierra or newer, and an iOS device with Bluetooth LE running iOS 11.2 or newer.
Please make sure your devices fully support before purchasing Unlox.
• Works with multiple Macs, iOS devices and Apple Watches at once.
• Unlock your Mac using Touch ID, Face ID, passcode, or Apple Watch..
• Interactive notifications – you don't even have to unlock your iOS device!
• Control your Mac's audio and volume – works with iTunes & Spotify!
• Manually lock your Mac or start screensavers.
• AutoLock when your iOS device moves away from your Mac.
• AutoWake & 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. Unlox Intelligently sends 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. (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. Now you can even control your Mac's volume level!

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 like Shortcuts.

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

Enable AutoLock 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 AutoWake 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 unlox.it/get

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 3.0.4

Hello, everyone! Thank you for your continued support. Independent developers like me truly appreciate everyone's support and patience while working on updates. The best thing you can do to continue to support us is to leave a review in the App Store. Thank you!

Unlox 3.0.4:
- Provides a fix to stop Unlox for iOS' underlying database file from growing way too large, eventually crashing the app.
- Provides a fix for people who's database files were too large to load into the app, causing the app to crash before Unlox for iOS could apply the regular fix added. Unfortunately the only fix for this once it's crashing is to delete the underlying database file, so you'll need to set up again if this affects you. Apologies!
- Fixes the widget not working correctly with Dark Mode.
- Improves Unlox for watchOS, but I would like to completely re-write the Apple Watch app to make it faster and more useful..

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Miltoskat ,


It’s amazing being able to unlock my MacBook Pro using iPhone X’s Face ID. Just force touch on the app icon choose my Mac and boom my Mac is unlocked simple and easy!!!

ctsitselis ,

Unfortunately doesn't work on my m1 macbook

Lost 3 days trying to make it work but no luck. Reset bt, removed all other bt devices. Every time it tries to connect bt goes crazy. The shortcuts on Mlmy logitech keyboard also stopped working as before the setup of this app and the bt reset which is also annoying. I bought the app after a friend's recommendation but doesn't work with Apple silicone cpus.

Xeno F ,

Is not working with iPhone 12 Pro and macOS Monterey

Just doesn’t work . Cannot find the iOS device .

App Privacy

The developer, Kane Cheshire, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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