By Kane Cheshire

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-01-16
  • Current Version: 1.3.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 5.92 MB
  • Developer: Kane Cheshire
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 863 Ratings


Unlock your Mac with just your fingerprint, passcode, or watch – without even unlocking your iOS device. –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Requires a Mac with Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) running macOS Yosemite or newer, and an iOS device with Bluetooth LE running iOS 8 or newer. Please make sure your devices support Bluetooth LE before purchasing MacID for iOS. –––––––––––––––––––––––––– FEATURES • Works with multiple Macs, iOS devices and Apple Watches at once. • Unlock your Mac using Touch ID, Passcode, Apple Watch or Pebble. • Apple Watch Complication & background refresh for super quick access. • 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 or start the screensaver remotely. • 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. • Share clipboard text to and from your Mac. • Choose from beautiful colour schemes. • Use MacID to authorise tasks that require your macOS admin password. (Admin accounts only) • MacID for macOS 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. • Automatically throttles connections during Low Power Mode to save even more battery. INTERACTIVE NOTIFICATIONS You don't even need to open the app to unlock your Mac. MacID intelligently notifies you when one of your connected Macs is woken up, which you can action directly from your iOS lock screen using either your fingerprint or passcode. AUTHORISE MacID can notify you when tasks require your macOS admin password, like moving protected files to Trash or changing a setting in System Preferences. (Admin accounts only) AUDIO CONTROLS You can also play, pause and skip iTunes & Spotify on your Mac remotely, as well as change the volume. Simply long-press on the audio controls to toggle between track and volume controls. Audio controls work anywhere the physical keys would on your Mac. 3D TOUCH Press hard on the app icon to quickly access settings or to lock and unlock your Mac. URL SCHEMES: Create Home Screen shortcuts and URL schemes to lock and unlock your Mac from other apps. CLIPBOARD SHARING Ever needed to quickly share a phone number or piece of text between your Mac and iOS device? Clipboard sharing is built right into MacID – share any piece of text quickly and reliably. And now you can do it right from the Notification Center. AUTO-LOCK Enable auto-lock in MacID for macOS and your Mac will automatically lock when your iOS device moves away from it. You can even get notified when your Mac locks itself. PROXIMITY WAKE Enable Proximity Wake in MacID for macOS and your Mac will wake its display when your iOS device gets near. Simply authorise from the interactive notification MacID sends you to unlock your Mac, or enable automatic unlocking to have MacID do it for you. WIDGET MacID 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. You can even start a Mac's screensaver or share the clipboard. –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Macs that support Bluetooth LE: • MacBook Air 2011+ • MacBook Pro 2012+ • iMac 2012+ • Mac Mini 2011+ • Mac Pro 2013+ Check if your Mac supports Bluetooth Low Energy: click the Apple menu > About This Mac > System Report > Bluetooth. MacID for iOS needs to be paired with the free MacID for macOS companion app, which you must download from: –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Featured as EE's "App of the Week" in the UK One of Time Magazine's "5 Apps Not To Miss" and "7 Best Apple Watch Apps" Featured in 100s of articles across the globe! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––



  • Not going to re-buy unlox

    By fitGeek01
    Changing the app and name so we have to re-buy it? Shame on you
  • Not very good on connection

    By 22-89
    I would suggest you to add a button in order to try to connect on the iOS version
  • Used to love it

    By White & Blue
    Well, I guess this is my last way to get the feedback to the developer. If you go to the website, it will appear as if he is taking care of the users’ problems. That’s not the case as comments on the blog will be filtered before appearing on the site. I’ve tried several months in good will to report a problem to the developer. Not only has the problem not been resolved, I’ve never once got a response back. He’s working on MacID 2, but he won’t be getting my money this time around.
  • Used to be solid...

    By cmoon
    I had an iPhone 6. This app worked great with my phone and watch. I upgraded to a iPhone X and now I can not get the app on my phone and the app on my computer to link up. I have reset the phone, the computer, and reset the Bluetooth on the computer. Nothing seems to be working. I hope this gets fixed. The app is extremely useful when it works, and it worked without issue for a whole year.
  • Do not waste your time or money!

    By AK63103
    App will not find any Bluetooth device. Tried connecting iPhone and Apple Watch. Exhausted all troubleshooting options.
  • It really worth

    By Omid358
    I love your idea and i love this app It works perfectly
  • Save your money, don't get this app

    By Halexwish
    Can't believe I paid for this app, it worked the day I installed it and the next time I tried to use it it never got connected with the phone, I had to delete the app and reinstall it, for a 3rd time It got disconnected, it never worked with my iWatch either, I'm done with it, one of the worse apps I've gotten.
  • Worked before

    By Teckmarkram
    No updates for ages. Won't handshake anymore.
  • Does not recognize that I’ve changed my Passcode

    By Testwick
    Problem 1. The devices would not find each other. Solution: Toggling Bluetooth on and off, resetting Bluetooth did not work, so I uninstalled MacID from both iPhone and Mac and then reinstalled after rebooting both devices. This resolved my Bluetooth connectivity issues. Problem 2. The app did not recognize that I’ve changed my login password. Solution: Go into Keychain and delete anything associated with MacID. Disconnect and forget device. Relaunch MacID Re add iPhone. It then asks you to enter your current login password. (For me, multiple times this failed as clicking continue to update my password just hung and did nothing) But this was because I did not relaunch the app after the keychain delete. 😑 so hopefully now it will go back to working the way it did before which was rather flawless. Definitely some bugs but great app otherwise. I’ve been using it for years. Dev doesn’t really respond to emails but it’s just him a one man army so it’s understandable. Thank you 🤓 this is this best of the bunch. Pretty much a must have.
  • Magically works with the FaceID

    By Jared.C
    Just upgraded my phone and wondered if it can lock/unlock my MacBook Pro with the FaceID. It just magically works! So far, there’s only one thing need to be improved. Please update the UI to fit for iPhone X. Thank you so much!