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The Ctrl + Shift + Power shortcut to put the computer to sleep does not work on the M1 MacBook Pro (assuming that the Touch ID button replaces the power button).

What is the keyboard shortcut to put the M1 MacBook Pro to sleep?

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On my M1 MacBook Air, the following works: press Touch ID with any finger not registered with Touch ID to lock the Mac. Then press Esc to Sleep.

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  • Sufficient. Thank you! Apr 6 at 17:31
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    Does this truly put it to sleep though? I was using the same combination of actions, believing that it did. Today, after not touching my Air for 6 days I find that it's used about 12% battery every day over that period, and examining the logs with pmset -g log | grep -E 'Wake from|Entering Sleep' suggests it never actually went to sleep in all that time.
    – Chris
    Apr 22 at 19:00
  • It probably puts the display to sleep, similar to the "hot corners" suggestion.
    – Joe
    Sep 15 at 15:12
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I had the same question on my MacBook Air M1, and was finally able to get it to work with Karabiner Elements. I've reassigned the Do not Disturb 🌙 (F6) function key to launch Sleep Mode. You can find the exact script I've used to import into Karabiner here.

P.S. At first it actually kept waking up instantly with my Apple Watch, but after some trial and error got it to work perfectly by using the After_Key_Up event.

Hopefully this helps you and others!

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Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, click the Keyboard button, then click Customize Control Strip. Drag the Sleep button onto the Touch Bar.

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While it isn't a keyboard shortcut, I have had success using the 'Hot Corners' feature to put the device to sleep: https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/use-hot-corners-mchlp3000/mac

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