I have an early 2015 model MacBook Pro and I notice that if I charge the battery to 100%, disconnect the power adapter and then close the lid, overnight it will use some of the battery, as though the unit is sleeping and not in standby.
I would very much like the MacBook to immediately dump memory to disk and turn itself completely off, whenever I close the lid.
I have tinkered with the pmset commands earlier, before Big Sur was released but I believe the addition of the "autopoweroff" setting has muddled the waters, and my tinkering + the changes introduced may have generated a configuration that isn't correct.
This is the output of
pmset -g on my MacBook right now:
System-wide power settings: Currently in use: lidwake 1 autopoweroff 1 standbydelayhigh 86400 autopoweroffdelay 28800 proximitywake 0 standby 1 standbydelaylow 10800 ttyskeepawake 1 highstandbythreshold 50 powernap 0 gpuswitch 2 hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage hibernatemode 25 displaysleep 2 sleep 10 tcpkeepalive 1 halfdim 1 acwake 0 disksleep 10
I have two questions:
How can I verify that standby is properly configured?
I read on one page that if I close the lid, let it standby, and then open the lid and turn it on I should have a progress bar. If I do, it was in standby mode. This progress bar does not appear.
If the above configuration is not correct for my goal, which is "dump memory to disk and turn off power immediately when I close the lid", does anyone know the correct pmset configuration I would need?
Note that this progress bar does not appear even overnight, which leads me to believe the MacBook isn't actually going to standby at all, instead just going to sleep mode and sitting there until battery drains out.