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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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 ...
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Screensaver won't exit until MacMini Sleeps — how to fix?

I have a Mac mini (2018) running macOS 10.14.6. When the screen saver turns on, it doesn't turn off until the computer goes to sleep. If I move the mouse or type keys, I hear a "beep" indicating that ...
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MacBook Pro sleeps unexpectedly and runs fans at high speed, even after SMC reset

My MacBook Pro (15 in Retina, early 2013, macOS 10.14.5) sleeps unexpectedly, although there is enough charge in the battery. To wake it up, I must connect the power supply. Furthermore, the fans run ...
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How to enable Autoboot for old MacBook Air?

MacBooks released in and after 2016 have a feature that enables them to boot as soon as the lid is opened. I wanted to replicate the feature on my 2013 MacBook Air (MacOS Catalina Public Beta 5), so I ...
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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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Is it possible to prevent applications from changing power management status?

I have several apps that behave badly on an iMac when it comes to power management on macOS (Discord and Spotify). They are listed with Preventing Sleep set to Yes in Activity Monitor even though they ...
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After unused for a while, MacBook Pro can't access internet and gets the spinning ball of death

Here are my stats and a brief summary of the problem: MacBook Pro 15 inch Touch Bar 2018 (MR932. Core i7 2.2 GHz, 16 GB, 256 GB, Radeon Pro 555X) running Mojave v10.14.6. Sometimes after unused for a ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2012 A1466 Power button not working

Thanks for stopping by. As the title states, when I press the power button on the keyboard, nothing happens. This is a ongoing problem I've had for a couple months now and it's starting to get on my ...
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MacBook does not sleep when lid is closed while connected to an external monitor

I am trying to disable the "clam shell" mode of my MacBook (13" early 2011 Unibody) running macOS High Sierra. I want the computer to sleep when the lid is closed even when it is connected to power ...
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macOS: how to set a custom lock screen delay (from command-line)?

In MacOS, if I don't like the System Preference's provided options in the dropdown "Require password [...] after sleep or screen saver begins", is there a way to set it to a different value, ...
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How to turn off connections when MacBook lid is closed

I have a friend who wants his connections (WiFi, Bluetooth, ext...) to turn off when his lid is closed. He doesn't want to change a lot of settings (sleep mode, turning it off manually ...). Is ...
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Macbook pro restarts when gone to sleep for several hours

I have a late 2013 macbook pro running Mojave (10.14.5). When I put it to sleep for a longer period of time (it seems to happen overnight), it restarts after about 8 hours or so. I have no idea why ...
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Listening to music with MacBooks lid closed

My headphone is connected to my 2019 MacBook Pro. Is there any way to listen music when it's lid is closed? I am using a Beats studio wireless.
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Dell D6000 thunderbolt hub and macbook pro 2018

I have the a dell thunderbolt hub D6000 which is connected to two displays via DisplayPort and the hub is connected into my Macbook pro 15” 2018. I have the latest DisplayLink driver installed (5.0.1)....
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Thunderbolt 2 Dock - Display stops working after waking from sleep

I recently bought a used Elgato Thunderbolt 2 dock off ebay and everything seems to be working fine apart from this display issue. Here are some details of the issue: The monitor is connected to ...
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How I can make sure my code is keep running?

hey I am running an optimization model in AMPL. It is huge model and I know it is gonna take a lot to be solved. How I can make sure my model keep running even when the screen become lucked? I did ...
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Macbook Pro keeps waking from sleep during the night and draining battery

My 15-inch MacBook Pro (Touch Bar, mid-2017) has always been plagued by issues with sleep. After not using it for a few months, I started using it again yesterday and found out that during the night ...
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no Wifi connection when Windows Bootcamp install wakes up from sleep

I installed Windows 10 on a 2018 MBP with Bootcamp. I ran Brigadier which says it installed drivers for 'MacbookPro15,1'. The wifi adapter works fine, except that when Windows wakes up from sleep, ...
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Disable Bluetooth or disconnect Bluetooth connections when lid is closed

A case in point: I have Bluetooth headphones connected to my MacBook Pro, I close the lid and want to connect headphones to my iPhone. I can't do that because the MBP ↔ headphones connection is still ...
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kernel panic on my mac mini

I have mac mini bought in 2018. Since yesterday it gives a kernel panic. My mac mini restarts then and gives a log with an error message. This happens when my mac mini is in sleeping mode. I use two ...
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Wake on LAN (WOL) on Mac Pro 3,1 WITHOUT MacOS

I've been re-purposing my Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) to be a server using docker and Ubuntu Server 18.04.2. I'm trying to get wake on lan to work, as this is a really power-hungry machine and I would rather ...
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Macbook shut itself down during sleep and won't boot unless leave it for a few days

model: macbook 13'3 with retina display (2013 late autumn) OS: 10.10.5 symptons: The macbook shut itself down while I put it to sleep with amost 60% battary left; Won't turn on by pressing power ...
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How can I find what program is preventing my Mac from going to sleep?

My Mac is set to go to sleep after 5 mins of inactivity, and typically this works fine. But every week or so I find that my Mac no longer goes to sleep and nothing I have tried stops this behavior. ...
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macbook pro starts up when asleep and not connected to power

I occasionally open up the bag I use to carry my macbook pro (running Mohave) and find the fan is running and the computer is hot. This is usually after a red eye. When I try to log into the ...
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Finder accesses SMB share while computer sleeps

I have a networked drive being served over SMB which is regularly accessed from my Macbook Air. The problem is that it spins up even after my Macbook Air has had its lid closed and has been sleeping ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 battery drain with lid closed, wakes every 2 hours

My MacBook Pro 15" 2018, running macOS Mojave 10.14.5, is losing about 10% battery overnight, despite the lid being closed. Here is the output of pmset -g log, from the time I closed the lid yesterday ...
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Make Mac eject external drives when going to slumber or sleep/wake

I have an external drive, a "Western Digital My Passport for Mac". I usually leave it connected and walk away from my MacBook Pro. The Mac often went to slumber and many times the "not properly ...
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MacBook doesn't turn on after SSD switch

I have Mid 2012 MacBook Air. I decided to clean it from dust, but I totally forgot to shut it down instead put it into sleep mode. I removed the SSD while it was asleep, I think this is the issue. ...
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Can't exit screen saver except with system sleep

When my Mac Mini goes into screen saver, I can't get out of it unless I press the hotkey that puts the computer to sleep. If I do that, then immediately press the shift-key, it wakes up from sleep and ...
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Is there a way to configure iTunes on a Mac to wake up another Mac to access its music collection?

macOS pleasantly has a few on-demand wake-up-from-sleep features, most notably that a wireless keyboard or mouse/trackpad will wake up a Mac attached through Bluetooth. The music scenario is less ...
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Mac completely freezes when waking up from sleep

When I wake my MacBook Pro 15 inch up from a long period of time (2-5 hours) of sleep, my Mac shows a black screen (there is clearly some backlighting, so its on, just showing only black), and my ...
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Mac Wake From Hibernate (not sleep) - prevent asking for password?

I have an old 2011 iMac (OSX 10.12.6) in the kitchen which I want to use as a "kiosk". It can go to sleep and on touching the keyboard I want it to come back on without asking for a password. Works ...
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iMac with Mojave disconnects from WiFi when sleeing

My iMac late 2012 with Mojave is using several minutes to connect to WiFi after i wake the machine from sleep. Until a few weeks ago, the machine was connected to WiFi in matter of seconds after i ...
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MBP shutting down during sleep

I usually put my 2018 MBP into sleep by closing the lid (without any program open) and next time I only need to open the lid and unlock with fingerprint. However, it recently got an annoying behavior ...
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External HD (Time Machine) sleep issues

I have a 4TB WD external hard drive with three partitions on it, one being a Time Machine partition. When a Time Machine backup is running and the computer goes to sleep, it triggers a few different ...
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WOL with an iMac (10.13.6)

I didn't manage to setup WOL (Wake on LAN) from my iMac running 10.13.6. I do have Wake for Network access enabled from system preference / Energy Saver I did enter the ethernet MAC (and not the ...
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Return status of SleepDisabled in Applescript

I'm trying to do an Applescript to enable or not SleepDisabled (using pmset) depending on the state of SleepDisabled. Something like : set SuperSleep to do shell script "return status of ...
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Safari cached “Failed to open page”

Page I'm working with, accessible only via VPN. My VPN connection drops when MacBook goes to sleep, and on wake it reconnects to VPN. But during this 5 seconds delay, Safari can't open this page, as ...
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macOS prompts to log in to Google accounts on every wake

I have several Google accounts set up in System Preferences > Internet Accounts on macOS 10.14.5. The Google accounts have two-factor authentication. I'm able to log in the accounts via a Safari ...
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MacBook with broken display - can't get an external monitor to work!

So I've been using my 2016 MacBook Air with an external monitor ever since I fell over and broke the laptop screen. I'm using a displayport adapter that goes directly to VGA (sadly, it was the only ...
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Prevent Mac to sleep when lid closed on Mojave

So I saw a lots of old discussion on this topic, but I'm trying to find out an actual solution that still works on Mojave, without the use of external monitor/keyboard/mouse/with power adapter. When ...
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2018 Mac book pro doesn't go to sleep sleep after being idle

The new 2018 MacBook pro has no setting to go to sleep after a set amount of time of inactivity. Often I'll leave my laptop for a few hours, the display will be off but the laptop will have drained ...
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What is the best approach to ejecting disk while in sleep mode, scheduled?

So, I have an external HDD which is being used for Time Machine. After getting to home, I usually connect my MacBook to a HDD via Hub and put it into sleep mode. Because I sometimes get back home ...
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What does a “<private>” wake reason mean from powerd?

This morning, like every morning, I sat down at my laptop but this time the tabs that I normally leave open were closed and Photoshop was trying to quit. This was totally unexpected so I tried to ...
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MacBook Pro having trouble sleeping

Problem My MacBook Pro seems to have trouble sleeping when closed. I noticed it because it's hot in the mornings, while the battery is nearly drained. It doesn't happen all the time, and, ...
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Sleep/Wake iPads running in single app mode at certain hours

A friend's business is opening soon and he would like to have a few iPads around that he can play videos on. I have already found out how to put the iPads in single app mode, but I can't figure out ...
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Can system logs tell me when I closed my Macbook?

I'm trying to figure out how late I've been working for the last few months. Normally my old line manager would not have given me time in lieu. However she was fired last week and I now stand a ...
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How to charge iPhone from MacBook Pro overnight?

I want the iPhone to be charged connected to the MacBook Pro while I am sleeping. When I connect the iPhone, the computer charges the mobile battery. But when I wake up, the cellphone is not fully ...