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    Security Concern about screen sharing. Please help.

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    Security Concern about screen sharing. Please help.
    Hello everyone. This has never happened before. I went to log into my computer using my Apple Watch (Apple Mini running Mojave 10.14.6) and this is what popped up on the screen "Unlocking with Apple Watch is not available while your screen is being shared), and I had to enter my password to log in. The screen was acting weird also. I am not using screen sharing, I hardly know what it is. Have I been hacked? Can anyone please give me an idea as to what is going on? Please Help. I also have an iPad 6 running 12.4.1 Thanks everyone.

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    Security Concern about screen sharing. Please help.
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    Go into System Preferences > Sharing, then turn off Screen Sharing.
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    I had the same thing happen with my new MBP and trying to unlock with my Apple Watch. It was complaining when I had it connected to my 2 external monitors. Without the monitor, the unlock would happen without an error. A quick search yields many people saying the same thing starting with Mojave.

    Since I have the touch bar, I disabled the watch unlocking and use Touch ID instead.
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    Security Concern about screen sharing. Please help.

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    Thanks Ferrari and RazOrEdge. Screen Sharing was turned off when I went into System Preferences. It was turned off on my 2018 MacBook Air Retina also. It is weird because I've used my Apple Watch to turn on the computer before. Perhaps it is a Mojave thing and nothing to worry about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanner50 View Post
    Thanks Ferrari and RazOrEdge. Screen Sharing was turned off when I went into System Preferences. It was turned off on my 2018 MacBook Air Retina also. It is weird because I've used my Apple Watch to turn on the computer before. Perhaps it is a Mojave thing and nothing to worry about?
    I had not enabled in previous versions of macOS and was trying it on Mojave. So it definitely is a Mojave thing.
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    Security Concern about screen sharing. Please help.

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    Thank You both very much. I love these forums. I hardly ever post, but when I do I get the answers that I need. Thanks again.

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