Bluetooth Unlock Alternatives

    Bluetooth Unlock is described as 'Lock and unlock your screen when an associated bluetooth device, like your phone, goes out and back into range'. There are nine alternatives to Bluetooth Unlock for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The best alternative is USB Raptor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bluetooth Unlock are Near Lock (Free Personal), Predator (Paid), MacID (Paid) and USB Lock (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 20, 2021

    1. Lock and unlock your computer using USB flash drives as keys. USB Raptor can lock the system once a specific USB drive is removed from the computer and unlock when the drive is plugged in again to any USB port.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      Near Lock is an app that turns your iPhone into a personal key for your Mac. When you walk away from your Mac, it will be automaticallylocked. Once you approach your workplace again, Near Lock will unlock your Mac.

      Discontinued

      Not compatible with MacOS Catalina. The developer promised an update, but never delivered.

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      • Windows
      PREDATOR locks your PC when you are away, even if your Windows session is still opened. It uses a regular USB flash drive as an access control device, and works as follows: You insert the USB drive; you run PREDATOR (autostart with Windows is possible)
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      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      Unlock your Mac with just your fingerprint, passcode, or wrist – without even unlocking your iOS device.
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      • Mac
      Lock and unlock your screen with a usb storage device.


      • Mac
      TokenLock - The ultimate Mac Locking App. Automatically Lock your computer using USB, Bluetooth (iPhone) Proximity or your Apple Remote, from the menu, by clicking the icon or using a Hotkey. Check out www.map-pin.com for demos and more info!
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      BLEUnlock is a small menu bar utility that locks and unlocks your Mac with your iPhone, Apple Watch, or any other Bluetooth Low Energy devices.
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      • Mac
      Airlock allows your Mac to lock itself, plain and simple. Using your iPhone, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and a smidgen of pixie dust, Airlock determines whether you're near your computer. When you leave the room - poof! - your Mac locks itself. “And when I come back?

      Discontinued

      Has been discontinued for years

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Proximity monitors the proximity of your mobile phone or other bluetooth device and executes custom AppleScripts when the device goes out of range or comes into range of your computer.

      Discontinued

      The last commit to the GitHub repo was made on March 22nd, 2014.

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