If you have an Apple Watch paired with your iPhone, the PingID app automatically presents the Approve or Deny authentication notification on the Apple Watch, in parallel with your iPhone, so you can authenticate without taking your iPhone out of your pocket.


You do not need to install the PingID app on your Apple watch to start receiving notifications. However, if you do install the app on your watch, you will also be able to access a one-time passcode (OTP) from your Apple watch PingID app.

  1. If your mobile device is inactive and your Apple Watch is on your wrist, when you log in, a notification appears on your Apple Watch as well as your mobile device.

  2. To view the message, swipe up. Tap Approve.
    You'll see the green checkmark, indicating authentication is successful and you're signed on to your Mac machine.