I am running macOS Catalina Public Beta 9 (10.15, 19A573a) on my MacBook Air (2019) and noticed these — at least to my eyes — odd entries under “Hardware > Power” when looking at system information. FWIW, I don’t recall ever seeing these under “Hardware > Power” when running macOS Mojave (10.14):
Power Events: Next Scheduled Events: appPID: 353 Type: Wake Scheduled By: com.apple.alarm.user-invisible Time: 10/6/19, 6:27 AM UserVisible: 0 appPID: 356 Type: Wake Scheduled By: com.apple.alarm.user-invisible Time: 10/6/19, 7:47 AM UserVisible: 0
I have utterly no alarms or power events that I have set on my Mac and double checking under “Energy Saver” as well as my calendar shows nothing as well. And besides, I would never set up crazy early morning alarms like this anyway.
Is this something connected to me using macOS Catalina Public Beta? Since November 6th seems to be the date macOS Catalina will come out of beta.
FWIW, checking my running processes right now I see the following for those
501 356 ?? 0:03.06 /usr/libexec/UserEventAgent (Aqua) 501 353 ?? 0:02.74 /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
Found some info on
cfprefsd on this Other World Computing post and
UserEventAgent on this How-To Geek post. And the information is useful as to literally what these processes do, but no real explanation as to why they are set in this case.