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Questions tagged [hibernate]

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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Why won't my iMac hibernate?

I recently configured my late 2012 iMac running Sierra to hibernate after 30 minutes of sleep: Currently in use: standby 1 Sleep On Power Button 1 womp 1 halfdim ...
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MBP 2015 Sierra strange behaviour while hibernating

I noticed that my MBP early 2015 with Sierra OS X drained a battery quite a lot overnight. I did some research and my pmset settings are like this: Here is a screenshot of pmset -g log | grep ...
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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 High Sierra, no pmset “standby” option

I have a Mid-2009 Macbook Pro 17 inch (5,2), with MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 installed. I want to enable hibernation (or standby, or deep sleep, or safe sleep) in order to power off the RAM when in ...
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Undesirable wakeup from hibernate/sleep with acwake 0/lidwake 0

I have a 12 inch 2017 MacBook. My machine currently wakes from hibernate as soon as I open the lid or plug in AC power (apple logo, pw screen). I want the machine only to wake from hibernate upon ...
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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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Hibernate problems?

I have a Mac Book Air that I have shortcut the battery on, so I just use the computer with the power cord. It shuts down after 20 minutes and I want to know if there is some parameters I can change in ...
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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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MBP mid-2012 15" Non-Retina crash after wake from a long sleep

I have a MacBook Pro 15", mid-2012 (the last Non-Retina MBP model). I've changed the RAM for 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance, and the HDD for SanDisk Ultra II SSD 480Gb, now I'm using macOS High Sierra (10.13....
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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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Macbook pro retina taking too much time to wake from sleep

My MacBook Pro Retina 13" late 2012 sometimes is taking more than 30 minutes to get back from sleep. Normally takes up to 10 minutes but often takes more than 30 minutes. Has anyone faced or have a ...
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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 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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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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Is real hibernation possible on OS X? (mac mini/imac, not laptops)

I am looking for a real hibernation feature. Feature-wise I would like to be able to do both of the following: take a 15 minute break from work and take up when I left off without waiting longer than ...
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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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How do I force my MacBook Air into “hibernation” mode?

I have a MacBookAir3,2 (late 2010) running 10.9.3. I want to be able to force the machine to immediately go into "hibernation" mode, but it seems impossible. The usual answer that I have seen is ...
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How to add hibernate mode to MacBook Pro

I have recently switched to Mac from Windows hence I do not have much information. I want my Mac to go to safe sleep state on closing the lid. I also need an extra option available somewhere which ...
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Mid 2010 Macbook Pro goes into an unresponsive hibernate state for unpredictable amounts of time

When my macbook is in standby, and the battery dies it sometimes goes into an unresponsive state in which (after charging) it won't turn on. The power button has no effect, even in combination with ...
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Windows 8.1 on bootcamp not hibernating

I am running windows 8.1 on macbook pro retina. When i trying to hibernate it is giving me an error A device attached to the system is not functioning.(31) Any thoughts what it could be related to? ...
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How to have my MacBook Pro safely hibernate when out of juice?

My all new MacBook Pro was on the battery, and warned me that the battery was almost finished. I left the Mac take care of himself. Later, I plugged the Mac and I pressed the button Power. Hearing the ...
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How to delay hibernation after sleep in Mac mini?

When I press a power button on my Mac mini, it goes to sleep mode and when I press it again, it turns on very quickly. However, after a longer sleep, it hibernates. How can I make this delay longer? ...
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How to make a Mac (Macbook Pro) not hibernate?

I have already set in the Energy Saver of System Preferences that Computer sleep: on Battery Power, Never when plugged in, Never so if I close the cover of the Macbook Pro running ...
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MacBook Air 2013 screen issues after sleep

I'm having some issues with my MacBook Air (2013). Whenever the system enters hibernation, as it does after a couple of hours of sleep, the screen gets distorted when it comes back from sleep. When ...
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MacBook Pro Hibernates Straight Away

Whenever my Mac goes to sleep when its on battery, it straight away saves its contents to the hard drive and powers off, going into a deep sleep. This gets really annoying when I walk away for 10 ...