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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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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Battery dying every night, question is about Battery Level in settings jumping from 100 -> 0

I am experiencing issues with my 16" MBP dying every night. I have followed several guidelines on how to resolve, including NVRAM reset, SMC reset, trying to figure out if any processes are ...
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Late 2020 Mac mini, windows keep resizing and moving upon wake from sleep or screen off

I have a Late 2020 Mac mini running whatever the latest 11.x.x is. It's hooked via HDMI directly into a 32" Asus monitor. Whenever I restart - which isn't common - or wake the computer from the ...
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Entering Sleep state due to 'Low Power Sleep': Using AC (Charge:0%) on iMac

My iMac randomly goes to sleep while I'm using resource-intensive apps such as Unreal Engine or Parallels Desktop. If I run pmset -g log | grep "Entering Sleep" I get the following log: 2021-...
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How do I put individual Mac applications into sleep mode?

When your Mac sleeps, it puts all apps into sleep mode. This disconnects them from the internet and halts processing in order to preserve power when power isn’t needed. I would like to be able to do ...
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How to execute bash/python scripts as soon as device goes to sleep?

I was hoping to write a script that would execute a few commands as soon as I close the lid of my laptop and run them again when I open my laptop. I know I can get the system details with pmset -g, ...
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Mac M1 Big Sur takes a long time to wake up from sleep

One of the highlights of the M1 Mac is supposed to be instant wakeup. However, I find that after several sleep sessions, it starts taking about 30-60s to wake up from sleep. Unfortunately the ...
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Macbook Pro 15, 2017: Discharges in Sleep mode

My Macbook Pro 15, 2017 loses full charge (from 100% to 0%) during a 9 hr SLEEP duration. Running this: pmset -g Throws the following result: System-wide power settings: Currently in use: lidwake ...
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What does my Mac do while sleeping all night long?

can someone please explain to me what my Mac does while asleep? I am running the latest version of Big Sur (11.4 (20F71)), so I think this is intentional, but I'm not sure why. I have turned off all ...
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Forced to do WiFi authentication every time it wakes up from sleep on iPhone (but not on iPad/Mac)

When I connect on iPhone to the WiFi, that requires authentication (the type of WiFi network that shows me a dialog where I type in email (and sometimes password) and tap the 'consent' button) at cafe ...
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Macbook air 2017 not sleeping properly after upgrade to nvme ssd

I was running very low on storage on my early 2017 model MacBook Air, so I followed this iFixit guide to try to upgrade my drive. Unfortunately, it's been a few days, and I'm still experiencing an ...
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Sleep prevented by powerd

Recently, my M1 MBA was draining out of battery very quickly. I lose 50% charge in an hour, losing about 1% in less than a minute. This was surely not the case before. When I click on the battery bar ...
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Difference between wake, poweron, and wakeorpoweron on pmset

I'm trying to use pmset to wake my macbook before a cronjob is scheduled. The documentation says a scheduled event has a type that is "one of sleep, wake, poweron, shutdown, wakeorpoweron". ...
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MacBook Air M1: Noticeable desktop swiping lag

Mac: MacBook Air (M1,2020) OS: macOS Big Sur (11.4) Age: ~6-7 months I'm facing a problem where there seems to be a slight lag when I 4-finger swipe between windows/desktops. It's like a second long &...
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macOS Crashes on wake from sleep when external display is connected

My Macbook Air M1 automatically goes to sleep after 3 hours. When it's connected to an external display and I wake the laptop with a keyboard keypress it throws all windows to the Macbook's display ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't wake automatically from sleep when lid is opened

I have a pretty recent 13" MBP (2020) currently running Catalina. When the machine is asleep with the lid closed for a while and I come back and open it it does not come out of sleep. Touching ...
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Prevent displayport disconnection when MBP sleeps [duplicate]

I have an external monitor connected by displayport. My issue is, when the display sleeps (after one hour idle), the displayport connection is completely shutdown effectively disconnecting the monitor....
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In the Find My App - why does Macbook show a random time in the middle of the night?

I have family sharing on, and one of my own laptops was showing a timestamp of 3am, but I was asleep then. Will a macbook ever periodically "ping" its location, or is it exclusively when it ...
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Keeping a process always running even when M1 Mac is sleeping

I would like to keep a process "always on" as some specific iOS apps (such as navigation or music apps) are able to, even when the Mac is put to sleep. Since it's an M1 Mac it seems to me ...
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Traffic on Apple TV asleep

I just bought an Apple TV 4k and I discovered that there is some network activity when the Apple TV is asleep (light off). x.x.x.x is the apple tv ip address. This is a summary (ip address / port). ...
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How to make USB Disk reliably unmount and remount after sleep?

I have a Western Digital 5Tb MyPassport USB backup disk, which I attach to my MacBook Pro running Catalina 10.15.7. It's a portable machine, which I regularly need to detach from the drive. I've had ...
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How to make a mac detect all plugged-in devices? (via USB or otherwise)

I have an M1 macbook running Big Sur. A monitor and a keyboard are plugged-in via a USB-C dongle. When the laptop goes to sleep, it forgets about the connected devices. After waking it up with ...
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How to stop Skype from being terminated during sleep?

Recently, when I wake up my MacBook from sleep I often have to restart Skype. It seems that it was terminated somehow. Any hints on what might be causing this? Skype version 8.72.0.82 macOS Mojave 10....
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Sleep/wake or backlight issue on 10.15 Catalina with disabled broken NVIDIA dGPU

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) with a non-functioning NVIDIA dGPU, which I've disabled using the NVRAM method [1][2]. On MacOS Sierra, 10.12, this method (and moving the NVD* kexts) worked ...
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How to prevent wifi from not working after a long (2 hour sleep)

OS: macos high sierra (17G8030) issue I work on my mac, then I close it to let it sleep. I do something else for 2-3 hours and suddenly the wifi refuses to work. It connects, but the internet ...
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iMac late 2011 screen suddenly turn off but fan is still running

one morning I was using it for about 10mins then all of a sudden the screen fade and turn off like it was going into sleep mode. I then press and hold on Power button for about 15sec then restart the ...
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Macbook Pro locks up after lid closed for a while

I was given an A1398 (Macbook Pro 15" Retina Mid-2015) and am experiencing frequent freezes after the lid is closed for a while, assuming the computer is in sleep mode. The freeze after opening ...
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Screen goes black in the middle of doing something

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running OSX 11.3 In the middle of doing something (coding, reading a PDF book, switching between apps...) I get this scary black screen: More Details: ...
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Sleep wake failure in EFI & turning off the touch bar (Macbook Pro)

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) running MacOS 11.3.1 (Big Sur), and I have been getting sleep-wake failures for a few months now (even when I was running Catalina). ...
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VPN and sleep behaviour on iPhones

I am going to buy my first iPhone soon and trying to sort out possible problems. I plan to use VPN all the time, but, as far as I found, there is no Always On mode available without using Apple ...
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MacBook Pro turns on after shutdown and lid is closed

Last night I shutdown my macbook pro and closed its lid right away. This morning I came to my working station and noticed that the screen it is connected to (via docking hub) is on with the login ...
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MacBook Air M1 won't go to sleep/wake up issue

My MBA M1 does not instantly wake up anymore. I have to press the esc key to get to the login screen. I also noticed that if I close the lid while playing the video, the computer does not go to sleep ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't charge reliably, when being powered by USB-C monitor

I have a Lenovo ThinkVision p27h-20, which is a USB-C display, that can provide power and process video-/audio-signals all on the same cable. When I plug in the monitor, the MacBook almost always ...
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Macbook 12" doesn't sleep/wake on close/open

I bought an Macbook 12" 2016 which doesn't want so sleep when I close the lid. Furthermore it also doesn't want so start if I open the lid. I tried resetting the SMC and NCRAM, then I reinstalled ...
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Ipad Pro 12.9" black screen of death

Last Friday, after an usual work day with my iPad in side-car mode, I disconnected it from my macbook pro and let it sleep. Today, when I wanted to use it again, the screen remained black. I tried the ...
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Something keeping my iPhone awake

For the past week or so, perhaps since updating my iPhone 6S to iOS 14.4.1 or 14.4.2 periodically if I plug my phone in to charge, or even just raise to wake, whether I fully wake it with TouchID or ...
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Macbook suddenly starts playing music with lid closed

Last night my laptop's battery died while I was listening to the radio. Before sleeping I closed the lid and connected it to the charger. After ~6 hours, the laptop suddenly started playing music for ...
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Macbook Pro loses wifi in Bootcamp when closing lid

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro which I have Windows 10 installed using Bootcamp, and I mainly use Windows instead of macOS. It has worked fine for years but recently it has developed a problem where if I ...
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External display resolution is broken after wake on M1

on my MacMini M1 I have the following problem: Very often (not always) when macOS (11.2.2) wakes up after some sleep time, the resolution on my main display (BenQ EW3270U) is broken in a very weird ...
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iMac login screen has inverted colours for 20s before flipping back to normal, what might be causing this?

On a three year old iMac, whenever the iMac wakes from sleep, the screen is always inverted (think 'coloured negative filter'), this lasts for a 20 seconds or so and then the colours go back to normal....
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Mac doesn't wake up from sleep since latest OS upgrade (Big Sur)

Since upgrading the OS - currently on Big Sur 11.2.2 (20D80) I experience failure of my Mac to ever wake from sleep. Only thing that would wake it up is a forced restart using the power button. After ...
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Macbook not sleeping when lid is closed

I bought a M1 Macbook Pro in December, really happy with the laptop so far, especially the battery. Lately though, I've been noticing faster battery drain when sleeping. I thought that maybe there was ...
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How to put the Mac Mini to sleep (without logging in) when the screen is locked?

The screen is locked after some time. That is ok. Then some minutes or hours later I come back. Sometimes I want to get in again, then I need to log in. But sometimes I just want to send the machine ...
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Why is my Macbook Pro going to sleep while using it?

2012 Macbook Pro 15" Non Retina Randomly goes to sleep while I'm using it. Sometimes it resets altogether. Its not a magnet, or Hot Corners It takes 30-60 seconds to wake up. The indicator light ...
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How do I prevent the Mac from sleeping while on display sleep on battery power?

So while on battery power you have the option to prevent the computer from sleeping when display is off. How ever this option is only available while on power adapter. Is there a way to do this on ...
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Is there a way to prevent my Mac from sleeping during a file copy?

I'm copying a lot of files (over 700 GB) and it takes hours to complete. Is there a way to keep the Mac from sleeping before the copy process completes? I don't want to sit by the computer and moving ...
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How do I specify which bluetooth devices can wakeup my iMac?

I've seen many posts regarding bluetooth headphones waking up people's Macbooks, and the solution is usually to uncheck the advanced bluetooth setting which allows for devices to wake up a sleeping ...
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Big Sur - unusable UI when waking from a long sleep with sluggish and flickering and pixelated redraws

After waking from a long sleep Big Sur's UI is practically unusable. It's slow, apps don't draw properly, there's lots of redraws happening. It's like garbage collection isn't happening for UI ...
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Windows resized after sleep with external display connected to Macbook Pro via DP to Caldigi hub to TB3 cable

I have an external display DELL U2715H Display connected to my MBP 2017(2xTB3)via mini Display Port and a CalDigit TS3 Plus. I use native res on the display 2560 x 1440 and my macOS version is ...
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Macbook air 13 screen off randomly

I have a MacBook Air 13" and right from the start I kept having this weird issue: Sometimes while I'm working on it, the screen randomly shuts off (or goes to sleep). The computer is still active ...

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