Questions tagged [sleep-wake]

Putting a device into a low-power mode where only RAM is powered to conserve power at the expense of time to resume operation

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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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Graphics performance drop after waking from sleep in Catalina (MacBook Pro)

I installed MacOS Catalina last week. I restart my MBP and everything's great, then at some point I either close the lid or just lock the screen for a few hours (sometimes not even a full hour) and ...
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MacBook Air crashes after lid close

I've been noticing that my MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) restarts after I open the lid sometimes, indicating that it has crashed while asleep - can anyone decipher the attached error report and ...
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How to run script at wake?

I'm looking for a method to run a script (well, a single shell command) when my laptop wakes from sleep. This question has been asked before, but 8 years ago (for OS X Lion), and several of the ...
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Mid-2012 Macbook Air doesn't always wake of from sleep running Arch Linux

My mid-2012 Macbook Air often powers off if the power cord is detached while it is suspended, and sometimes, regardless of the cord, it doesn't wake up from sleep. I have had this problem since I ...
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macOS: How to determine what interrupted screensaver

I run macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013). TL;DR: How can I find out what interrupted the screen saver? I'm investigating an issue where the screensaver (which ...
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macOS doesn't sleep when password is required 15 minutes after screensaver starts

I run macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013). Except when specified, all settings and behaviours described in this post refer to the Mac connected to a power adapter. My ...
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Mac goes unexpected to sleep

After upgrading to MacOS Catalina (10.15.1) I have had troubles with the mac going to sleep mode when i close the lid while having external monitors connected. It used to be working like this: What ...
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MacOS Catalina (10.15) - Fast battery drain!

Good afternoon! I have been experiencing major battery drain issues on my Macbook Pro 2019 (Catalina 10.15.1) since I received it around 2 months ago. Also the version before Catalina (Mojave 10.14.5 ...
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MacBook Pro (macOS 10.15.1) waking up from sleep … with Reminders from iOS?

the weirdest thing is happening and I can reproduce it quite reliably. I put my Mac to sleep by closing the lid and check it has gone to sleep in the evening. In the morning, both my iPhone and iPad ...
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Deeper sleep on MacBook so it will stop connecting to bluetooth and draining battery

I have the Sony MX1000 Bluetooth headphones, that can only connect to 1 Bluetooth source. So after work I put my MacBook to sleep, and would like to connect my headphones to my phone. This is not ...
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Screen wake - go to home screen

The apple watch has "On screen wake show last app" with a time limit that means if the watch is unused for a period of time, go back to watch mode. I've found this so useful in avoiding ...
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macOS Catalina drained my Macbook Pro's battery while in sleep mode

Yesterday I updated to macOS Catalina on my Macbook Pro 13" (i7, 16GB) and something strange has happened. Normally, the way I use the computer is to be attached to a double monitor setup, with the ...
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How to enable external display on touchbar MBP with broken screen

I have a very recent (this year) MacBook Pro with touchbar and 4 USB-C ports (not sure the exact model, as the screen doesn't work). Somehow while going through airport security yesterday, something ...
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My computer wakes up at 5:59:39 every morning. How do I stop that from happening?

For some reason my 2017 iMac running macOS 10.14.6 keeps waking up from sleep at exactly 5:59:39 AM every morning. If I look at the logs using pmset -g log at this time it consistently reports: 2019-...
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USB Keyboards stop working after waking since upgrading to Catalina

I have a MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015). I have 2 USB keyboards, one at home and one at the office, that I connect through USB-C hubs that has USB-A ports. The hubs I leave connected to the ...
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osx catalina accesibility color filters cursur redraw

I am Running OSX 10.15 (Catalina) on a late 2012 Macbook Pro. With the grey scale (or any other) color filter turned on, the cursor, after it is redrawn following display sleep, does not correspond ...
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How to wake a MacBook Air (2019) display after it suddenly goes dark (not sleep) for no reason in macOS Catalina (10.15.1)?

This has happened to me a few times since upgrading to macOS Catalina (10.15.1) and the root cause is unclear. I am downloading something using Firefox, in push Firefox away to do something else, I ...
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Mac mini not autobooting after “dirty” shutdown

This Mac mini is intended to run as a kiosk, but a daily sleep/wake cycle is proving problematic with some USB devices. My plan was to use the "dirty" shutdown from the commands line to simulate a ...
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Battery Drain on MacBook Pro (2018) on Catalina when sleeping

I've noticed insane battery drain on my MBP since moving to Catalina, even with the new .1 release installed. E.g. Last night put the machine to sleep, nothing running, no rogue processes in activity ...
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Apps restarting after closing Macbook

I've got a 13" MacBook Pro, first Mac I've ever owned, and maybe this is just standard behavior that I'm not used to. Whenever I close my laptop, then next time I open it, it seems that some of apps ...
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Shortcuts-app automation to prevent iPhone screen from going to sleep

I was recently playing around a bit with the new Shortcuts app on the iPhone. Is there an action to "prevent screen from going to sleep". Ideally, I'd want to activate it when a certain app is ...
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Mac Mini shows incorrect boottime, sleeptime, and waketime

I have a Mac mini that is set to automatically restart every morning at 2am, and wake from sleep every morning at 5am. Recently I've wondered if it has actually been doing these automated processes, ...
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Can command line SSH work with Power Nap?

I googled "power nap ssh" and found this question. Apparantly Putty works with Power Nap. Can regular OpenSSH used from the command line also stay online when the computer is put to sleep?
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MacBook Pro randomly waking up from sleep after Catalina update

Since the upgrade to macOS Catalina 10.15.0, I've noticed that my MacBook Pro is randomly waking up from sleep. I use the MBP connected to an External display, BT mouse (MX Master), an external ...
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Mac randomly tries to restart

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) running Catalina 10.15. It is quite temperamental. Occasionally I can work for a day with no issues. At other points it will randomly restart, which takes one ...
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MBP won't turn on/wake up

I have a 2011 MBP that I can't get to "turn on". I had it open and running normally about a week ago. Since then, it's been on my desk with lid closed (presumably hibernating). I opened it yesterday ...
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Leaving MacBook Air on sleep for more than 5 hours causes it to not wake up at all [duplicate]

I am facing an issue with my brand new MacBook Air 2019 Retina True Tone model When I put my Mac to sleep, close off the lid and let it stay like this overnight (roughly for about 6-7 hours), when I ...
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how to start iPhone charging from sleeping MacBook [duplicate]

When I connect my iPhone 7 (iOS 12.4.1) to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) (macOS Mojave 10.14.6), it seems like the iPhone doesn't start charging until after the MacBook is unlocked (by ...
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2014 MacBook does not boot; 2 chimes

My MacBook experiences boot up problem. A normal MacBook could startup properly after pressing the power button and a chime sound would be heard. But my MacBook (2014 Mid MacBook Pro with Nvidia ...
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2019 MacBook Air still sucks down battery when sleep

Apples website says my 2019 MacBook Air has 30 day standby time and runs 12 hours on battery. My 2015 MacBook air (my first mac) actually got around 12 hours battery while using node, chrome, and ...
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Apple TV disconnects AirPlay speaker after sleep/wake up

My Apple TV is on, on the audio output settings I have two choices: HDMI and Airport Express (Airplay). I choose only Airport Express and I can here the sound on my Airport Express speaker (this is ...
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MacBook Air frequent shutdown with shutdown with shutdown cause -128

I have an early 2015 13inch MacBook Air. Initially, One day after putting my computer to sleep, the display didn't turn on and there was no sign of computer working. Pressing power button also didn'...
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Disable MacBook screen turn off at locked screen

Is it possible to prevent OSX from turning off displays when on the lockscreen? I'll lock my MBP with 2 external monitors, leave for 2-3 minutes, and come back and the monitor will be off. It then ...
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Is there a way to where when my laptop lid is opened, to automatically press a key?

I recently started using VLC as my background engine, however, when I shut the lid, the video stops. Pressing the play/pause key on the keyboard fixes it. Is there a way to where it will automatically ...
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my iPhone 7 plus won't wake up after sleep

as you see in Title, my iphone won't wake up after it goes to sleep mode, whether i put my phone to sleep or its automatic goes to sleep mode. However, once it goes to sleep, i try to tap on Home ...
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Turn off MacBook Air screen rendering but maintain running applications?

I would like to completely turn off the screen rendering on my Mac for some time as I have some processes running in the background but I don't need to use the monitor. I'm expecting that this measure ...
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How can I show the remaining time for a caffeinate command?

After running caffeinate with a command such as caffeinate -s -m -i -t 172800 &, how can I show the remaining time with a subsequent command
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Is it possible to prevent launchd running a missing task on wake? [duplicate]

I have a launchd task configured to run once an hour using the StartCalendarInterval key to set specific times at which the task will run. However, the default behaviour of this is that, when an ...
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unlocking laptop moves all windows to primary display

I have a macbook pro. I have it hooked up to a second monitor. I have the primary display marked as the laptop screen. When i unlock the macbook or wake it up from sleep, it moves all my open windows ...
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Why does my mac suddenly have long pauses until I restart it?

I will wake my mac up from sleep. I enter the password and push enter; it takes 10 seconds to unlock. All actions are delayed; a chrome tab will show blank before rendering the page. Clicking on the ...
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Macbook wakes up at 1am

My Macbook pro has been in sleep with open lid and power. It suddenly waked up at 1am midnight. Screen is off actually. But fan started making loud noise, which made me believe it's up. After I closed ...
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How to wake up MacBook Pro with external display with lid closed?

Mouse or keyboard activity does not wake up the computer. Is there a way to do this without opening the lid?
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Previous shutdown cause 0 on Mac Pro 2008

'Previous shutdown cause 0' would appear to be 'power disconnected', from grg's Shutdown Causes. I would have assumed this would only apply to laptops if they ran low on battery, or a desktop if ...
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Bluetooth radio shuts itself down on wake from sleep

This is actually an issue I've had for a long while now, I've seen it to some extent or other on several Macs I've owned over the years, but on the 2014 Mac Mini it's really bad. The problem is ...
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After installation of new SSD, Macbook Pro 15" Retina won't wake up after it goes to sleep mode

My old 256GB SSD died, and I've brought a new SSD with 512GB. After installing new SSD and OS, everything works just fine. But now I have this issue with sleep mode: Macbook goes to sleep, it won't ...
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Macbook Pro Booting Issue

I have a Macbook Pro 15" Retina Mid 2014. Off late, whenever i put my mac to sleep and when i try to wake it up, it doesnt! I need restart it, but then it takes lot of time and just hangs at the end ...
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Dual identical monitors swap settings after displays turn off

I have dual LG 4k monitors on a 2015 macbook pro on High Sierra. One is connected via a belkin thunderbolt 2 hub. They both work at 4k 60Hz no problem (via displayports, not HDMI, that is). The ...
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Sending message from Terminal does not work when the Mac is sleeping

I have a script that LaunchControl runs in the middle of the night to back up my database and send a message that it has been done. The message is sent as follows: osascript -e 'tell application "...
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caffeinate command keeps terminating

I'm trying to use the caffeinate command to prevent sleep on a Macbook. It keeps running into the error "Terminated: 15". Does anyone know how I can troubleshoot this? Usually it works, it happens ...