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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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Prevent MacBook from waking automatically while it is kept in sleep mode

Is it possible to prevent my MacBook from waking automatically from sleep mode unless I manually intervene by opening the lid or touching the keyboard/using the mouse? I have set it up to announce ...
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Why does Apple make it hard to run laptops with lid closed? [closed]

No, this is not a duplicate to Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? . (The answer to that question is that there are 3rd party applications that may or may not ...
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How do the sleep sensors in latest Mac laptops work?

On older Mac laptops, placing a magnet near the steep sensors sleeps the Mac. However, on newer Macs, putting magnets on the sleep sensors won't sleep Mac, such as closing the lid does. How do sleep ...
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High Sierra lockscreen appears about one minute or more after waking the computer and interacting with it

After waking my macbook air from sleep I can immediately interact with visible apps and launch new ones -- but I can't type, click on webpages, switch spaces/desktops or enter fullscreen. After ...
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Why does my HDMI display -sometimes- need to be manually reconnected after sleep? [duplicate]

My 27" Samsung display stays connected to my 2015 MacBook Pro (MBP) at all times when I'm home via a standard HDMI cable. The display stays powered on. My MBP sometimes goes to sleep e.g., overnight. ...
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MacBook Pro battery gets empty while lid is closed

For some time now I cannot left my MacBook Pro unplugged while I close the lid, or the battery will get empty overnight. I have MacOs 10.14.4 (18E226) on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four ...
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MacBook Air battery discharges overnight (April 2018)

My MacBook Air's battery sometimes discharges overnight. Not always, perhaps just 60% of the time. It is always on sleep (I just close the lid) and it is usually for 8-9 hours. I unplug it, close the ...
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iPhone graph of - Average sleep per week or month

I am trying to track my sleep, currently using Pillow. But there is a lot of variation in my sleep per night. I’m looking for an app that displays a graph of the average hours of sleep per night for ...
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I want to prevent the Touch Bar from sleeping when left inactive

I just bought a new MacBook with Touch Bar and when ever I'm watching something, or the Touch Bar is left inactive, it dims and sleeps which is really annoying to me. Is there any terminal command or ...
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MacBook Air A1466 has battery issues after sleep

I have a MacBook Air A1466 that was having battery issues. I replaced it with a new OEM Apple battery, which seemed to resolve the problem. However, now something new has come up. If I charge the ...
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iPhone Goes To Sleep While Navigating

This is a new thing my phone does since I believe iOS 12. Is there any way to stop it? I use turn-by-turn navigation on my phone all the time. But these days, the phone tends to go to sleep in the ...
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Is it normal for Mac to make startup sound every morning?

If I'm not using it, about 8:00 every morning my sleeping MacBook Pro (with lid shut) makes a starting up sound (the sound of the hardware, not any system sound). I guess it wakes up by itself. What ...
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Macbook Pro 2018: No Sound over Displayport after sleep

i use a Macbook Pro 2018 13" with the last Mojave Version. For better work, i use the LG 34WK95U-W as external Monitor over Thunderbolt 3. Always is fine. The Macbook is still loading over the Monitor ...
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My MacBook Pro doesn’t wake up after sleep mode

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2013). After it goes into sleep it does not wake up. I see the tabulator key light goes on if I press it, but the monitor stays black. I can only restart the Mac by pushing ...
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iOS 12 devices randomly wakes to Home screen and doesn't turn off again automatically

I've got an iPhone 8 and an iPad mini 4 (both running iOS 12) that both seem to have the same issue. For some reason they randomly turn on the Home screen when they are resting, as if they have just ...
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Command-line for iPhone Wifi Sync

I have a Mac mini which is on sleep but set to wake for network access. This works very nicely with something like Carbon Copy Cloner as the machine indeed wakes when I sync another machine to the ...
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Why, when my MacBook goes to sleep, does the WiFi stop working, unless I restart?

Is anyone else seeing this issue? If my MacBook goes to sleep and wakes up the WiFi simply will not work without a restart. I'm on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. I always test with the website cat.com ...
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My MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not go to sleep after Mojave update [10.14.3]

Ever since upgrading to the latest version of Mojave[10.14.3], my MacBook Air (MBA) (13-inch, 2017) refuses to sleep with the lid down in the default settings on battery power. This leads to severe ...
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When waking from sleep, login input acts as if delete key is stuck; can't log in

I've had this symptom only twice, both in the last week: I wake my MacbookPro11,4 (mid 2015) from sleep, and I can't type my password to log in because every input keystroke is immediately deleted. ...
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Disable Macbook internal display

I own a Macbook Pro 13 2017 (2 thunderbolt ports), and I would like to disable the internal display when an external monitor is connected to it through USB-C. I have ruled out the following Turn ...
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Current desktop on secondary monitor is lost after wakes up

I am using a Macbook Pro with a second monitor (connected through VGA via Thunderbolt adapter). Whenever I wakes up my Mac from sleep mode, the second monitor is showing « Desktop 1 », no matter what ...
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2017 MBP screen flashes green or yellow when waking from sleep

Ive got a 2017 MBP 15". I have File Vault enabled. When its been sleeping and I wake it, the screen flashes either bright green or yellow for about a second before going to the login screen. Is this ...
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MacMini 2018 is slow to wake after sleep

I have Mac mini 2018 with Mojave 10.14.3 and external display LG 27UK600 connected via hdmi 2.0 cable. When i put my mac to sleep, then wake it after 5 minutes, it takes like 60 seconds to wake it up....
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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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“Energy Saver” -> “Turn display off after” value restores after reboot, how to fix it?

I have a mac mini: Since my monitor doesn't play well with it, which takes a very long time to display correctly after system sleep, I changed the "Energy Saver" -> "turn display off after" to "never"...
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Why won't my new MBP actually shutdown when I click “Shutdown…” in the “apple” menu

This is related to this other question Prevent MacBook Pro from turning on by touching trackpad. My new MacBook Pro (MBP) seems to fails to actually shutdown when clicking "Shutdown..." in the "apple"...
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How to see if a remotely controlled Mac is powered off completely

I have an 13 inch MacBook Pro which I run with closed lid all the time over a VNC connection. To power it on, I power up the mains adapter and the energy settings on the Mac are configured so that ...
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Screensaver/turn off second screen while not in use

So I've started working with an external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro trough a elgato thunderbolt 2 dock. I've made the external monitor my primary monitor, and since it's ultrawide I rarely ...
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Kernel Panic upon wake from sleep

my TB MBP (Mojave) has been panicking quite often lately upon waking from sleep, and here's the latest panic report: Anonymous UUID: 27FCCF62-843B-76C2-32A6-3E4F215D3E53 Sun Feb 10 13:24:22 ...
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How can I find out when my Macbook Pro turned itself on?

I'm trying to track down a problem where my MPB occasionally turns itself on while still closed. Perhaps if I can identify the time it happens, it will reveal something useful. In the most recent case,...
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Macbook Pro starts by itself, with lid closed, since upgrading to Mojave

Three times since upgrading to Mojave a few weeks ago, my mid 2014 Macbook Pro has spontaneously switched itself on, with the lid fully closed. This is happening many hours after I shut it down (...
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Upgraded to 16gig ram mid 2010 macbook pro core2duo, slot missing and computer not waking up

I upgraded my ram as was specified online, 1066Hz, it worked. But then, if my computer reads 16 gigs of ram, when I close my lid, it won't wake up anymore. I force shutdown with the power button, ...
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My iMac keeps crashing

I have a 27" Late 2013 iMac with 8GB RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB) GPU. Last year my iMac started crashing now and then. Not only that, when it's in sleep mode it just falls out. I have to ...
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Entering Sleep state due to 'Low Power Sleep': Using AC (Charge:53%) 46 secs [duplicate]

This question is def. not a duplicate of the ones linked. "Your Battery is Dead", I'm afraid, is not the solution. Edit: The event did not happen with AC plugged in, it happened on battery. I then ...
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MacBook reboots during a long sleep if FileVault is turned on

I've turned on FileVault on my MacBook Pro 2018 (High Sierra) and immediately after this the MacBook started to reboot randomly (mostly) when in sleep. First I noticed that after putting my Mac into ...
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How to make a Macbook Pro lock and not sleep when connected to power? [duplicate]

My 2018 MacBook Pro is connected to external displays and peripherals via a Thunderbolt 3 dock. When I step away from my desk I lock the computer by pressing ctrl+cmd+Q on my external keyboard. This ...
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Screen blinking “HDMI no signal” when Mac is sleeping

I usually leave my computer, and let it go to sleep after 15 minutes. My external screen is showing a blue screen saying "HDMI no signal" every other minute while my MacBook is asleep, and the screen ...
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Keep iPad always on and locked to one app. In >iOS 12

Ive got an iPad mini 4 in a wall mount like this here. I want to set the iPad screen to be constantly on, locked to one app. Prior to iOS 12 i was able to do this by A) setting the sleep setting to "...
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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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Can OSX still sync dropbox while “asleep”?

If a Mac Mini running macOS 10.11 is in sleep mode, but powered on and connected to the network, will Dropbox still sync in the background?
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2018 MBP “Forgets” Resolution, Force Reboot

macOS seems to have a problem with USB-C external monitors. My resolution is 4K, scaled up slightly to accommodate bigger text. When it awakens from sleep, the monitor resolution is "wrong". When my ...
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Bonjour Sleep Proxy / WoWLAN / WoL

So I've had an interesting issue that I think I know what might have happened, but I'm not sure if it is actually possible. I have 2 Mac's running High Sierra, Laptop and iMac. I have enabled "Wake ...
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Mac mini SMB File Sharing and Sleep Mode

I've a Mac mini (Mid 2010, El Capitan 10.11.6) which acts as file server. I enabled file sharing (SMB). The Mac goes to sleep mode after 10 minutes (as configured). If a PC client tries to connect to ...
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macOS High Sierra won't sleep

I have a 2017 27" iMac running macOS 10.13.6. I have configured the sleep / auto lock settings as per the below screenshot. But for some reason the computer wont sleep / auto lock. I have an ...
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Does “Prevent computer from sleeping…” remain in effect even if I close the lid?

These are the default settings for when a Mac laptop is plugged in: Notice how the display will be turned off automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity, and the ”Prevent computer from sleeping…” ...
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Why does MacBook Pro battery discharge when not in use?

I generally keep my 2018 MacBook Pro plugged in and I use it casually when not plugged in throughout the day. With light email checking in Safari throughout the day, I have gone from 35% to 13% today....
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External display will not come back after power-off while connected to MBP 2017 with Display Port

My LG 34UC88-B ultrawide display has a weird issue: After the laptop goes to sleep - ~50% of the time, when the machine is woken up the display will not wake-up/power on. My MBP (macOS) thinks the ...
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Issues with screen not coming on when Mac is running

I run a Late 2012 Mac Mini running 10.13 High Sierra with a Dell QHD monitor via DisplayPort. I've seen two different cases where as far as I can tell the Mac is running (HDD light flashing, etc) but ...
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Does macOS Mojave support NightShift on external monitors?

After upgrading to Mojave, I could have sworn I saw Night Shift kick-in on my external 4K BenQ monitor. But no more. Did I dream that? Or is Mojave supposed to be capable of supporting Night Shift ...
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iPod Click Wheel (4G Classic) crashes in the manner of refusing to wake up and I can't seem to figure out why

I've had this iPod since 2009 and it's been running a 32GB CF card via adapter. For seven years I've had no problems with it until I wanted to rebuild my library from scratch. All the files I've had ...