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‘FingerKey’ Allows You To Unlock Your Mac. With Touch ID. [UPDATED X2]


‘FingerKey’ Allows You To Unlock Your Mac. With Touch ID. [UPDATED X2]

FingerKey is a new utility launching for iOS that claims to allow for the wireless unlocking of your Mac, using the “Touch ID”-enabled home button found on your iPhone.

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FingerKey works by using Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your Mac – and then forms a low latency, low energy wireless connection between the two devices that facilitates the passing of your Touch ID authentication information through a layer of 256-bit AES encryption. This is used to “store and transfer data between your phone and your computer,” the developers note.

The app has been created to provide three key factors:

Convenience: Saving you time as you can easily unlock your computer from a distance.
Scalability: Unlock multiple computers.
Speed: Save time with a Notification Center Widget (Today Extension).

FingerKey works on all iPhone models that support Apple’s Touch ID security standard, (iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus), and is available on the App Store – for $1.99.

See it in action (above).


The app appears to have some issues on iPhone 6.

Per the description:

“Apparently there’s an issue with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus causing connection difficulties.
If you have already purchased FingerKey, please be patient, an update is on the way to correct this,” the developers note.

Update 2

Here’s Why ‘FingerKey’ Might Not Be Working For You

/ 9to5Mac

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