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Officially known as Safe Sleep Mode. This is the action a Mac takes to stores its entire contents of RAM onto the hard drive.

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How to get specific value of power management parameters (pmset)

I am following few topics on adjusting sleep setting using pmset to fight battery drain on modern mac (https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/423635/136107, With Power Nap off, what causes MacBook Pro ...
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M1 MacBook runs out of battery while sleeping [duplicate]

My MacBook(MacBook Pro M1 Max 16-inch, 2021, Monterey v12.0.1) runs out of battery while sleeping. When I run pmset -g log the following log appears repeatedly while sleeping. I unchecked Contact in ...
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How to configure hibernate on macOS Monterey?

For the life of me, I cannot get macOS Monterey to hibernate on my 2015 MacBook Pro on battery power. Here is my pmset -g output while on battery: % pmset -g System-wide power settings: Currently in ...
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Does macOS have hibernation where no power is used?

Does macOS have hibernation mode which works exactly like hibernation in Windows (RAM is saved to the disk and power is switched off)? When I use hibernation in macOS, computer still consumes energy. ...
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Big Sur (Intel) is waking from hibernate automatically, why and how to stop?

Quick Summary pmset -g log | grep -i "wake from" gives the following for "Wake from Hibernate" (full result list bottom): A) Wake from Hibernate [CDNVA] : due to EC.PowerButton/...
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Do the intel Macbooks have an option for Hibernation?

I noticed that Big Sur 12.3 update notes mention that Hibernation support has been added for M1 Macs. I have an intel MacBook Pro and have never noticed an option to Hibernate. In contrast to Windows ...
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How to enable hibernation on M1 Mac

I am trying to enable Windows-like hibernation (powering off the device) on an M1 Mac mini. Current power mode configuration of any Mac can be displayed with pmset -g command, and this command's ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't automatically go into Hibernate/Safe Sleep on empty battery (M1/Big Sur)

Long gone are the times when my MacBook Pro 2012 automatically went into hibernate when the battery was low. I always blamed it on my old battery. I recently bought a MacBook Pro M1 though, and was ...
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Macbook is setup to hibernate immediately, but it hibernates after ~1hr delay both on AC & battery

I tried to change the settings to all sorts of scenarios, but the laptop just refuses to hibernate right away. I want it to bypass sleep/standby completely, and cut off power to RAM immediately (...
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Different hibernate modes on MacBook Pro?

Sorry if this question will appear to be stupid. Is it possible to set one hibernate mode (for example 3) when macbook is on power adapter and another hibernate mode (25) when it’s on battery. Is it ...
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macOS Catalina hibernatemode 25 invalid?

(MacBook Pro 13" 2020 w/ macOS 10.15.5) I've always set hibernatemode to 25 for all my old Mac's (running OS 10.10.5) without a problem. However, setting hibernatemode to 25 on Catalina didn't ...
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How to hibernate the Mac after sleep after a set time? [duplicate]

I have these settings on my MacBook with Catalina: System-wide power settings: Currently in use: standbydelaylow 10800 standby 1 womp 1 halfdim 1 ...
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What is the safest way to leave my MacBook on 24/7 with macOS Mojave?

I used to use sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 to try setting my MacBook to hibernate instead of sleep, so that it pulls power away from the RAM/hard drives, etc. and puts the laptop into a proper sleep....
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macOS Mojave hibernatemode 25 | Dark Wake/ sleep wake

I have set hibernate mode to 25 and the standby time to 0 in macOS Mojave. Now my idea is that the Mac goes to deep sleep (no power to RAM). Most of the time it works; if I open the lid I see this ...
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What's causing my MacBook to freeze and reset keyboard settings when I bring it back from a long sleep?

The problem: I recently got a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.14.2 (Mojave). I'm running into a really long freeze when I bring it out of a long sleep (e.g. by opening the lid after ...
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Finder windows moving from other monitors as soon as the computer hibernates

I have 3 monitors. I have finder opened with windows on monitor 1, 2 and 3. The middle one, 2, is the main screen on the iMac. As soon as the computer hibernates, the windows on other monitors are ...
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Macbook does not wake up properly after several hours of sleep

When I close my MacBook Pro in the evening, and then open it in the morning, the display is illuminated and the apple is bright but nothing is happening. So I need to push the power button to restart ...
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Can't hibernate computer MacOS Mojave, no pmset "standby" option

I have a Mid-2009 Macbook Pro 17 inch (5,2), with MacOS Mojave 10.14 installed. I want to enable hibernation (or standby, or deep sleep, or safe sleep) in order to power off the RAM when in sleep mode....
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MacOS Sierra sleep mode after a couple of minutes

I am new to Mac and writing codes. When I leave the laptop idle for a couple of minutes, it goes into hibernation or sleep mode and doesn't run it. So, I have to press the power button to activate it. ...
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Is there a way to save a running system snapshot, without hibernating?

I don't mean file system snapshot, I mean the system state that is saved by the hibernate procedure (or deep sleep), to be recovered after a shutdown, so that I I'm able to restart from the situation (...
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Cannot alter MBP Power Management Settings

I've got this problem where I can't alter some pmset values in Terminal. I can change them, the changes are registered with pmset -g, but they are ignored. Example: pmset acwake 0 but Mac still ...
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Is hibernatemode 25 broken on macOS High Sierra and can it be fixed?

Following the instructions on this article, I've had hibernatemode 25 working since Sierra, El Capitan, and probably Yosemite. It's set via: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 Beforehand, it worked like ...
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macOS: How to force hibernate, shut down, and restore

I want to Write the current state of macOS to /private/var/vm/sleepimage immediately before shutting down Power on my Mac again and boot into my Boot Camp Windows partition (by holding opt at boot) ...
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Force my MacBook Air that uses external USB as boot drive to hibernate/suspend to disk?

There are several questions about hibernating (suspending to disk) but most are concerned with battery life and so many answers basically say just use sleep (suspend to RAM) because the battery will ...
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Hibernate a MacBook

I have a 12" MacBook and I can successfully hibernate it using pmset (I know for sure it's really hibernating because waking up the laptop shows a progress bar during the resume process). ...
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Macbook Pro: Hibernate vs Shutdown

I'm using a Macbook Pro late 2011, it has been upgraded with a SSD and 8GB RAM. I was curious as to whether putting my mac on hibernation would extend it's life or I should just shut it down every ...
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Entering hibernate mode after delay upon going to sleep mode doesn't work when using power supply

I've successfully set the MAC to enter hibernate mode after 1 minute delay upon going to sleep mode but it works only on battery power. When using power supply, the computer stays in sleep mode after ...
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macOS: MacBook goes hibernate during night and does not restore all windows after turning on

Using MacBook Pro 13 2015 with macOS Sierra. Just closing my Mac lid. Went to sleep. Mac is connected to external monitor with miniDisplayPort, though monitor power turned off during the night. ...
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How to hibernate MacBook Pro without a battery

I have a Late 2008 MacBook Pro, that runs only on charger (wall power), because the battery died a long time ago. With battery it used to be able to hibernate to disk, but it seems like I can not get ...
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Do Terminal processes stop if Mac sleeps?

I'm running some Python machine learning programs through Terminal that take hours at a time to finish. If I leave my computer unattended it hibernates - the screen goes off and I have to type in my ...
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How do I confirm that my Mac has hibernated?

I believe I've correctly configured my MacBook Pro to hibernate (after a delay) when I close the lid, with the following settings standbydelay 900 standby 1 halfdim ...
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How to auto mount encrypted USB sticks after hibernate?

I use 2 tiny USB sticks as extra storage space on my Mac. When I close the lid, I send the Mac to hibernate mode. Is there a way such that I auto mount the encrypted USB sticks right after I unlock ...
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MacBook: Force hibernation, even on AC power (not battery power)

I've found a number of hints to force a MacBook (or other) into Hibernation mode (ie. write RAM to Disk, and completely power off - so system is back in it's pre-sleep state upon next boot), but they ...
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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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Installed new SSD now when my mac dies to freezes on restart

I've installed a new SSD not an OEM, but it's a compatible fit to my early macbook pro 2015 with retina 13". When my battery dies it doesnt hibernate my mac, so when I restart it, it freezes and then ...
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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 now a Mac, 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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How do to hibernate OS X in order to reboot to Windows 10

I have Yosemite and Windows 10 installed on my Macbook Pro 2015. On Windows 10 I can hibernate. Then press the power button and hold down ALT key to boot from OS X. However, I can't do the same thing ...
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Change in sleep behaviour on MacBook Pro and ignoring settings on Yosemite

Recently (possibly since the 10.10.5 upgrade, but not sure) my MacBook Pro mid 2012 (non-retina) changed its sleeping behavior and I cannot seem to restore it. For years, I used a 48 hour hibernate ...
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Only hibernate when closing the lid, display sleep otherwise?

I am looking for a way to hibernate (i.e. RAM saved to HDD then turned off) only when closing the lid. When the lid is opened, I expect OSX to simply turn off the screen after X minutes (i.e. ...
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Looking for a way to mimic the battery-saving behavior of closing the lid without actually doing so

I'm looking for a way to keep the lid up, yet tell my Macbook Pro Late 2013 to do what it would do if the lid was actually closed. When I close the lid, the battery lasts for a long time, not so when ...
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Can I preset the hibernation file size on a Mac so that it can always hibernate?

The short version of the question is: is there a way to preset the hibernation file to be 8GB so that the Macbook Air can always hibernate? My Macbook Air only has 256GB of SSD space, and right now ...
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Can MacBooks backup when in hibernation mode?

Can MacBooks (late 2010 Air in particular) backup when in hibernation mode? The reason why I am asking this is because I want to backup my MacBook air at midnight however I am not sure if my computer ...
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Retina Macbook Pro doesn't hibernate

I have bought a 13 Retina Macbook Pro -my first Mac, just a couple of days ago and I found something odd. Apple claims that after an hour or so of sleep, the Mac should go to deep sleep -AKA ...
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How to suspend a virtual machine using AppleScript (when hibernating the Mac)?

I need an application, which will: Activate Parallels Desktop While holding Opt, select 'Actions > Suspend' Activate SmartSleep Minimize SmartSleep Click 'Hibernate' of menu item 'QuickSleep' of menu ...
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OS X Mavericks - hybrid hibernate does not work?

I have MacBook Pro, late 2010. For a while I was using OS X 10.6 and sleep logic was next: 1. after closing lid macbook go to sleep (with momentary wake up on lid open) 2. after day or so of sleeping ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) won't go to sleep, nor will it wake up from sleep

Occasionally, my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) won't go to sleep when I close it. When I close the lid, the fans keep going and the computer slowly becomes warmer and warmer, louder and louder. Also,...
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Hibernate/Sleep problem

Whenever my MBP 9.1 is in sleep mode and plugged in and I unplug the charger, machine turns on and stays on for about 2 minutes and then gets to sleep again. Is there something I can change so when ...
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iMac does not hibernate anymore after Mavericks installation

I used to be able to press the power button on my iMac shortly and send it to hibernation. After the update to Mavericks though this ability has disappeared and now only sends it into sleep mode. ...
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Macbook Pro crashes when I remove power while hibernated

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro (MacBookPro11,3) running OS 10.9.3 that I want to keep as locked down as possible since I have sensitive company data on it. To that end, I have turned on FileVault, set ...
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