Putting a device into a low-power mode where only RAM is powered to conserve power at the expense of time to resume operation

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Apple TV Not Waking on Demand for Computer Behind Switch

I can Home Share between a Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and my AppleTV with no problems as long as the two computers are awake. The ATV finds and streams the libraries with no problems. The Mac Mini and ATV ...
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iPad 3rd gen won't turn on just black screen

I unplugged my iPad at 25% charge and used it. Suddenly my iPad froze at 19%. I rebooted it by pressing both home and wake/sleep button. It was stuck on the booting-up screen so I decided to charge ...
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After 10.11.5 update after hard drive sleep Mac mini can't wake up

After an OS X 10.11.5 update hard drive sleeps (when the white light no longer pulses) disable all peripheral connections to my Mac mini including Bluetooth and USB. Only way to wake it up is through ...
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Why does my Apple TV 4 often turn my receiver off on startup?

I have an Apple TV connected via HDMI to a Pioneer VSX-S510 which in turn is connected to my Sony Bravia KDL-32W4000 TV. I have everything set to power on automatically, and I can control the ...
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Prevent Wake-on-LAN when other devices wake from sleep or get connected to power

I keep my iMac in my bedroom, and just before I'm about to go to sleep, I usually use my MacBook Pro for a while. I also connect my iPhone to the lightning connector to charge it over the night. Both ...
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How to tell if a Retina MacBook Pro has gone to sleep when the lid is closed?

When I shut the lid on my Retina MacBook Pro (2014), how can I tell it's gone to sleep correctly? On my previous MacBook Pro (~2008), the fans were audible, and there was a sleeping LED indicator in ...
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My MacBook Pro is not sleeping when I close the lid on battery

I purchased my macbook back in 2011, and this problem just started. When I unplug and close my computer to put it in my backpack for school, it does not sleep. I take it out and its very hot and has ...
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Sleepmode is unreliable, [closed]

My Imac is 2015 model 27 inch with fast graphics card. Sleep mode turns computer off if it is left alone for 30 mins. or more even when sleep mode is turned off in Sys. Prefs. I must then turn it off ...
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How can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?

I have a script that needs to run every so often, but only if the screensaver is active or if the screen is asleep (to make sure nobody is actively using the computer first). I need to have a way to ...
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Why is my BASH script being executed twice? I'm using launchd

I have one plist associated with this launchd agent. There is one agent listed in launchctl list, and it calls my bash script, called rc.wakeup, whenever the mac is woken up from sleep. There is only ...
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How do I find out what is keeping my Macbook from sleeping?

My Macbook will drain of battery when it's not plugged in. I thought it was a bad battery (it says it needs serviced) but even if it's a bad battery it should not be taking power when the lid is ...
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MacBook Pro sometimes freezes after waking from sleep

Since I updated to Yosemite after it was released my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5) sometimes freezes for several minutes after waking it from sleep mode. It does not happen every time ...
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MacBook Air 2009 using too much battery during sleep - Too old?

I have just bought a MacBook Air Mid 2009 and i'm surprised about the speed it uses battery during sleep. Here are the technical features : MacBook Air 13" Mid 2009 (MacBookAir2,1) Mountain Lion ...
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How much RAM is recommended to be assigned to a virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I have installed Ubuntu in VirtualBox under OS X on a MacBook Pro. The laptop has 16 GB RAM, and I assigned about 11 GB to Ubuntu, because I thought that most work would be done in Ubuntu anyway. ...
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Macbook External Display turns off after few seconds

So I recently bought a AOC monitor. It has a VGA port so I used a mini Display Port to VGA adapter and connected it to my Macbook Pro. Now the problem is that Macbook detects an external display, but ...
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How can you make a Mac (2015 Yosemite) hibernate? (Hibernate like Windows PC, ie. save state to disk and fully power down) [duplicate]

Please note: Whilst the older question (4 years ago) Do MacBooks have a true "Hibernate" option? has answers that show a hibernate option exists for Macs, it doesn't detail how to make your ...
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How often should one shutdown a Macbook instead of just closing the lid?

I have found contradictory opinions on this. Some say Windows users tend to shut down but that it is not necessary, and I tend to do that too. Others say it is preferable to shut down, as it does not ...
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Disable idle sleep within a shell script

How can I use caffeinate or pmset within a shell script to prevent my laptop from sleeping and interrupting the script? Something like: #!/usr/bin/env bash # disable idle sleep # rsync ... # more ...
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How can I stop my MacBook Pro from automatically sleeping when I lock the screen?

Whenever I lock my screen (via either the lock icon -> Lock screen or by using the Control+shift+eject key combination), my screen immediately turns off (not showing the screen saver), and the system ...
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Is it normal for there to be a 5min+ period of high CPU usage when going to sleep under El Capitan?

I have recently upgraded my 8GB MacBook Pro (mid 2010, model ID: MacBookPro6,2) from OS X 10.6.8 to 10.11.4. Under Snow Leopard, after I closed the lid it would take something like 30 seconds to ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook Air turn off?

I have a MacBook Air that the lid I left open. The screen was still on when I left it. In System Preferences, I set it to turn off the display and sleep after 10 minutes. But it didn't turn off. I ...
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MacBook fans are running high even under normal load

My MacBook (non-pro) Aluminum is a few years old. Lately I experience the problem that my fans are running high even with moderate usage and the body really heatens up. It did this before, but only ...
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iPhone seems to disconnect the VPN as soon as it goes into auto-lock (sleep)

My iPhone seems to disconnect the VPN as soon as it goes into sleep mode. I use OpenVPN connect for iOS. iPhone 5s and 6, iOS 8. Is this behaviour as designed or am I missing something?
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Apple bluetooth keyboard incredibly slow after sleep

Often, when I wake my MacBook Pro from sleep using my bluetooth keyboard, the keyboard then appears to operate at a tiny fraction of normal speed until I power-cycle the keyboard, at which point it ...
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MacBook Pro wakes immediately after sleeping

When I put my MacBook Pro to sleep, it will immediately wake up again after ~5 seconds, then go to sleep again and keep on sleeping and waking. This happens no matter if I close the lid or use the  -&...
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El Capitan graphics don't wake from sleep / WindowServer process at 100%

Running 10.11.4 on a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Late 2013. Device is generally connected to an external display. When slept for a "long" period of time (more than an hour?) the graphics often don't "...
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Internal keyboard + touchpad stopped working, on Macbook air 'early 2014', Yosemite 10.10.2

my internal keyboard and touchpad - stopped working a few days ago. When it first happened - I made the macbook sleep-wake-up several times - and it came back to normal. External keyboard+touchpad - ...
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OS X Yosemite attempts to eject external drives after sleep

I have 2 external drives that I use respectively for Time Machine and for all my work. I installed OS X Yosemite today and now every time my iMac goes to sleep (I never turn my macs off) it attempts ...
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“You restarted/Computer restarted because of a problem” on wakeup, Evernote?

For the last few days I've been getting scared because of these messages that appear very frequently on wakeup, and almost always when I wakeup after a long duration. Sometimes it says "you restarted ...
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Can I wake up iPhone by double tapping the screen?

Can I wake up an iPhone/iPad by double tapping the screen without hacking/installing Cydia?
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MacBook Pro Early 2015: Sleep Wake Failure

Ever since I upgraded from my old MacBook Air 2012 to a brand new MacBook Pro I feel really disappointed with how my computer works. It used to occasionally freeze, overall work more slowly (!), and ...
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Bluetooth Issues after Sleep in OS X Yosemite (10.10)

I seem to be having persistent issues with Bluetooth connectivity, especially after waking up my Macbook Pro from a long sleep. I have a speaker that automatically turns off after a certain period ...
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Can I prevent OS X from resizing and moving windows when sleeping while attached to an external monitor?

I have my Retina Macbook Pro connected to a ASUS 2560x1440 display via the HDMI port. I keep the laptop lid closed so the monitor is the only display in use. When I sleep my computer (via hot corners ...
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Is there any hacks to enable 'Wake for Wi-Fi network access' on battery power?

Is there any way to enable 'Wake for Wi-Fi network access' when machine is on battery power?
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Prevent display from sleeping

I'm trying to use an auxiliary LCD as a light-pad/bed/table by loading up a 1080p white .PNG in preview and setting fullscreen ON. The problem is after several (20?) minutes of inactivity I get the ...
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When waking up my MacBook Pro, the external monitor unpredictably displays “snow flakes”

I can't seem to pinpoint a specific cause for this, but sometimes when I wake my MBP the external screen gets fuzzy, like a TV with no reception, but I can faintly see my desktop behind the noise. If ...
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Windows repositioned to macbook screen after sleep

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015, OS X El Capitan, 10.11.5) with Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB connected to an external monitor: Samsung SE790C: Resolution: 3440 x 1440 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: ...
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Mac mini set to never sleep, but seems to be sleeping anyway (does not respond to network)

I've enabled SSH into my mac mini (late 2012 running OS X 10.9.3), and have the energy saver settings set so that the display sleeps after 10 minutes, and the computer is set to never sleep. If the ...
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After waking-up, how do you know if your mac was hibernating (fully powered off like Windows PC) and not sleeping?

Not sure if my Macbookpro Retina 2015 is waking up from sleep, safesleep or hibernation. I have enabled hibernatemode 25 (via terminal command: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25). pmset -g shows ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for hibernate 25 on a macbookpro retina, without changing power settings?

Question Details: Is it possible to make your macbookpro retina (2015) to hibernate (hibernate mode 25 i.e. fully powered off) via a shortcut? I still want it to go to sleep (the usual default ...
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Error when using “pmset sleepnow”

Whenever I use pmset sleepnow in Terminal (even with sudo) I get this error: Unable to sleep system: error 0xe00002e2. I have no idea what's going on. Please help!
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What is the SPIT/User wake reason in OS X?

When browsing pmset -g log I noticed a line that said: 2016-05-18 21:48:55 +0200 Wake Wake from Deep Idle [CDNVA] due to SPIT/User: Using AC (Charge:100%) I'm wondering what SPIT/User is. All of ...
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How has it suddenly become so much faster to wake OS X from “safe sleep”?

Because I'm super paranoid about security, I configure my MacBook to always "safe sleep" and destroy its FileVault key on entering standby: $ sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 DestroyFVKeyOnStandby 1 ...
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Thunderbolt Drive issues with iMac Late 2015 OS X 10.11.4

I have two thunderbolt drives attached to my iMac Late 2015 OS X 10.11.4. I am using Mountain to mount/unmount drives. When I unmount the a drive it continues to spin, until I turn the drive off by ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook from sleeping when downloading apps from the App Store

When I try to download large apps from the App Store whether on battery or AC power the displays turns off after time set and downloading also stops. The Energy Saver preferences are set to defaults....
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Updated to 10.11.4 now getting “Disk not ejected properly” every time my Mac mini sleeps

Been running El Capitan since it was officially released. Updated to 10.11.4 a few days ago. I have a WD Elements USB 3.0 drive connected to my Mac mini (directly to the rear ports, not via a hub). ...
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Tunnelblick - automatic reconnect without logging in

Using OpenVPN, I have set up remote access to the Mac workstation and it works flawlessly - as long as the computer doesn't go to sleep. I can wake it with wake on lan from another computer, that is ...
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How do I prevent a MacBook laptop from sleeping when closed with no external keyboard, mouse, or screen?

Context/goal: I have a 2008 MacBook pro (running El Capitan with the latest updates) that I want to use as a media center/server. It will be controlled exclusively via Screen Sharing and remote ...
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How to keep mute button available during call

I use my iPhone for conference calls regularly, with a Bluetooth headset/microphone. Often I keep my mic muted except for when I speak. It is awkward that when I want to speak, I need to wake-up and ...