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Unlock Doors with Apple Watch

August Owners Can Now Lock and Unlock Doors With Apple Watch

That iThingy You're Wearing
April 18, 2018

The latest August app update gives you the ability to unlock doors with Apple Watch. And yes, you can lock them too with a simple tap on the wrist.

August Smart Lock
August Smart Lock HomeKit Enabled
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $149.99

The new compatibility works with any August Smart Lock version and any Apple Watch with watchOS 4 or higher installed.

To begin using the August Watch app:

  • Update your August Home App on your iPhone to version 6.7.10 or higher and make sure your watch is running WatchOS 4 or higher.

  • Launch the August Apple Watch app on your watch. You may be prompted to login on your iPhone to sync your lock(s) with your watch.

The new Apple Watch lock/unlock feature is available to any user who is set up as a house Owner. You can promote a house “Guest” to an Owner:

  • Open the Guest List in the August app

  • Tap the Guest that you would like to promote to an Owner

  • Update the Access Level to Owner and save the changes

Are you looking for more? You can also add your August Smart Lock as a watch face shortcut through an Apple Watch complication on your watch home screen.

As a long-time August user, I’m happy to report the Apple Watch tool works as expected. It’s great for those times when I happen to be without my iPhone and need to lock or unlock the front door.

Get the app:

August Home
August Home
August Home, Inc.

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