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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What SSD can I install in a Macbook Air 11" Early 2015 without affecting its sleep functionality?

I want to upgrade the 128 GB SSD that comes with my Macbook Air 11" Early 2015 to a higher capacity. I've seen several options from brands such as OWC and Transcend, but I've read that after ...
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What is process apfsd?

It shows in Activity Monitor as "preventing sleep." I have occasion to check that list of processes preventing sleep fairly often, and I don't recall seeing that before. I would guess that it might ...
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MacBook Pro OSCatalina Sleep fail - Wakes from Sleep Mode like every 15 minutes [duplicate]

My notebook keeps waking like crazy in sleep mode. I've tried this to prevent it, but nothing seems to work so far: - Close all opened apps. - Disable WiFi & Bluetooth (nor WOL or wake from ...
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Customize Lock Screen to show Sleep button or allow BTT shortcuts to work in Lock Screen

Use case: I am logged in, at one point I locked the machine, and the Lock Screen is being displayed, prompting for a password. MacOS catalina - 10.15.3 I am looking for a way to Sleep the machine ...
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16" MacBook Pro Doesn't Wake Up Screen on LG 5K External Monitor

I keep running into a frustrating situation. Here's what's going on. Step 1 - I leave my 2019 16" MacBook Pro plugged into an LG 5K Ultrafine monitor. After a while, the screen and the laptop go to ...
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Can't remote login after startup

I have an iMac running Catalina (10.15.2) that I don't have a keyboard or mouse plugged into. I just want to use it via screen sharing and SSH. The problem is that often when I want to use it I can't....
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3rd Party Bluetooth Keyboard Won't Connect on Sleep Login

I've been using my MacBook Pro with 2x cinema displays and like to keep the MBP closed while doing so. I recently got a bluetooth keyboard but when the OS sleeps and requires a password to log back ...
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system.log flooded with xpcproxy errors during sleep time. How do I diagnose?

A few weeks ago my Macbook Pro 2018 with Catalina 10.15.2 started to get mad during sleep-time, actually it's not really going to sleep as it's flooding the system.log with hundreds of these lines: ...
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How to disable clamshell mode behaviour? Force machine lock on lid close

90% of the time I work with my macbook connected to a screen. I want my macbook to go to preferably lock, but will settle for sleep, when I close it. I don't care if it is doing anything, if I close ...
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Battery drain with repeated logs of ‘bootstrap_look_up returned (ipc/send) invalid destination port’

I’ve noticed battery drain on my MacBook Pro 2018 when sleeping from 100 to 1 overnight since I've updated to Catalina. This log is showing every couple of seconds when sleeping: Jan 21 09:45:05 ...
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Put external display into standby/completely dim using keyboard shortcut

I have an LG external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro with a HDMI cable. I wish to put it into standby or otherwise completely dim/black out the screen using a keyboard shortcut. On Windows I ...
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Mac wakes up after a few seconds: System Wake Reason not found

For the last few weeks I've run into issues with my 2017 MacBook Air on macOS Catalina 10.15.1. (Edit: it also happens on 10.15.2 and 10.15.3.) Whenever I go tell it to sleep (either through closing ...
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Macbook pro fan going on while sleeping

I bought a 2019 15" this month (Jan 2020). Stats: Processor: 2.6 ghz 6-core i7 Memory: 16gb 2400 MHz DDR4 Graphics: Radeon Pro 555x It throttles randomly even when I'm not doing anything tasking. I ...
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MacBook Pro Mouse and Keyboard freeze after opening the Lid

So recently my MacBook Pro 2018 Touchbar (4 USB-C and Intel I5 Quadcore) has been having a really weird problem after waking up from Sleep. Every time I open the Lid and log in, the screen wakes up ...
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Macbook is waking up from sleep while on wifi with iMac

I have an Macbook Pro 13" 2018 as my portable/home computer and iMac in the office as workstation. When I bring the Macbook to the office and it connects to office wifi, it keeps waking up in the bag, ...
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Remote SSH access to sleeping MacBook Pro only works when 'Find my Mac' application is running - can I make this persist?

As expected, I cannot SSH in to my MacBook when I have left it with the lid shut/sleeping, but if I use my iPhone to access 'Find my Mac', the MacBook wakes and then I can SSH in. However, when my ...
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Macbook freezes upon waking when connected to VPN

I have a 2019 15" MacBook Pro running OS X Mojave (10.14.6) (company laptop, so can't update yet) and I have a weird problem. When I am connected to the company VPN (via the built-in client, no third ...
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Prevent macOS from sleeping even when manually triggering standby

I have a long running task on my Mac. If the task is interrupted it will fail. The problem is that I will forget about the task and activate standby on my Mac manually, which interrupts the task. ...
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MacBook Pro 15" mid 2015 retina randomly freezing, trying to pinpoint the issue (not sleep related)

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Mid 2015, fresh install of latest Catalina) freezes randomly. It requires a hard shutdown (power button for > 5 secs) and then it takes a while to turn on. The MacBook ...
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Any way to turn off the Catalina login after wake?

So I get that Catalina was supposed to be more secure and protect your privacy yadda yadda but my computer is at home behind a locked door and a doorman, I don't need to enter my login password every ...
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HOw to fix sleep / hibernate issue on MacBook Pro early 2011?

I have a rather old early 2011 MacBook pro that I keep due to ports galore on it. The computer runs generally fine, but I am having issues with wake from sleep/hibernate. I have FileVault turned on. ...
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TouchId is not unlocking the login keychain after sleep

My problem is that after waking my MBP and logging in with touchid I still have to enter my password to unlock the login keychain and also enter the icloud password. If I log in using my password the ...
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MacBook battery drains SIGNIFICANTLY after shut down

experts! I really hope to solve this problem as it has been drilling me for weeks now. I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2018 with Touch Bar), the A1989 model. When I shut down my Mac, the Mac shut down ...
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Why won't my Macbook Pro exit closed-clamshell mode?

I often connect my MacBook Pro to external monitors. When it's plugged into power, I can close the lid and it turns off the MacBook monitor and goes into closed clamshell mode, no problem. But it ...
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Touch Bar not turning on after waking computer from sleep

Specs: MacBook Pro, late 2019, 16-inch macOS Catalina v10.15.2 About 50% of the time (and increasingly more now), when I wake my computer from sleep, the touch bar does not wake up. It doesn’t light ...
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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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