Apple's Lockdown Protection Coming to Watch

By Gary Cutlack on at

Apple showed off the updated WatchOS 2 upgrade last night at its annual preach to the converted, demonstrating the changes users will soon see. What it didn't make a big deal about is the inclusion of Activation Lock -- the same anti-theft controls as utilised by iOS.

Apple's online showcase for the updated wearable software says: "WatchOS 2 includes Activation Lock, a new security feature. Activating your watch requires your iCloud Apple ID and password, so in the event that your Apple Watch is lost or stolen, your information remains safe."

So once activated and synced with all your various Apple devices, a simple reset won't be much use. It'll need your account details to get the Watch thing up and running again, hopefully making it less likely a thief might saw your hand off for one. [Apple via Engadget]