Bluetooth Unlock

Developer: Chris Vallis

Current Version: 4.1.0

Last Updated: 5 years ago

Download Size: 1.3 MB - Download


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Lock and unlock your screen when an associated bluetooth device, like your phone, when it goes out and back into range.

Secure your mac with two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication requires the use of two authentication factors. The two factors are something the user knows and something the user has. For example a bluetooth device or finger print and a password.

- Screen can turn black or display a selected image when locked and optional password text box appears when key pressed or mouse clicked.
- Use a global hot key to lock the screen.
- Can prevent sleep or shutdown to leave applications running while the system is protected.
- Use with a password for Two-Factor authentication. This feature is off by default.

- Please pair your device before purchase. If your device cannot be paired then this app may not work.
- Increase the delay seconds before activate to decrease the chance of accidental lock. If you are having difficulty pairing an iPhone please try enabling personal hotspot.


Release Notes:

multiple screen support


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.2.1
Review by GamerBob1

Locks my screen! - When I walk away from the system. Really enjoying it.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.1.0
Review by Igor Leandro

The idea is great, but it is absolutely not safe - The app could be polished a bit better here and there, but the major problem is that it is absolutely not safe. Basically, it is not an OS X lock, just a black screen. Have it lock your screen then press Command + Option + Esc and OS X will kill the app and you're back into the desktop. Unless the developer finds a way to actually use the OS X lock screen, this is not safe at all.

Found helpful by 14 out of 19 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.1.0
Review by SpencerTS

Doesn’t use the actual lock screen. - I downloaded this app and managed to get it to pair with my iPhone, however the way this app works is when you walk away it just covers your screen with a giant black box that asks for a pin you have to set. The first problem is if you turn off the light in the room where your computer is you can still see a glow coming from your screen because the monitor is not actually asleep. Also if you have a password already on your account it wont actually unlock that so you may still have to type that in depending on when you have it set to lock. Overall this app is not useful at all.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
Version 4.1.0
Review by nanobeep

Unfortunately doesn't work :( - Tried over and over to get this to work with various settings. Unfortunately, the password to re-login just never worked and so I would have to reboot to regain access to my computer. Great concept - but needs to at least function at a basic level, which it does not.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 4.1.0
Review by Drewfromthelou

Do not waste your money - Does not work at all cant find my device even when it is laying on top of it. Also it does not truly lock the Mac. This purchase is ineligble for any type of refund so it is wasted money on a app that is poorly described and doesn’t work.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 4.1.0
Review by NameNotAlreadyUsed

As of v4 (August 2014) works great - Got this to try, and as of this version, I recommend it. I can watch the screen blank as I walk away and come to life as I approach. It’s no longer possible to force-quit the app so it’s actually secure. Very convenient

Found helpful by 2 out of 4 people