Free For A Limited Time: MacID. Unlock Your Mac Using Touch ID


If you want to unlock your Mac using your iOS device’s Touch ID, there’s an app for that. It’s called MacID and it’s now free for a limited time. The iOS app is available on the iTunes App Store, but it won’t work by itself. It needs an OS X companion app with you can download here.

MacID requires a Mac with Bluetooth LE and running OS X Yosemite, and IOS device with Bluetooth LE running iOS 8.


  • MacID works with multiple Macs at once.
  • Unlock your Mac using Touch ID or your device passcode.
  • 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 remotely.
  • Auto-lock when you’re away from your Mac.
  • Proximity waking when returning to your Mac.
  • Notification Center widget; unlock your Mac from anywhere on your iOS device.
  • Share clipboard text between your Mac and iOS device.
  • Choose between MacID’s standard colours or a more high-contrast UI.
  • Full iPad support with split-screen display.
  • Authorise with Touch ID for tasks like moving protected files to the Trash on your Mac.

Macs that support Bluetooth LE:

  • MacBook Air from 2011 & newer
  • MacBook Pro from 2012 & newer
  • iMac from 2012 & newer
  • Mac Mini from 2011 & newer
  • Mac Pro from 2013 & newer