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 MacBook Pro into a remote "server" for running applications?

I often need a stable development environment that has enough CPU and RAM to handle demanding applications (like Confluent), for personal/hobbie use. I want to be able to access the environment from ...
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Prevent screen from turning off in lock screen

Is it possible to keep the screen on 24/7. I have all the sleep settings set to Never but when I lock the MacBook the screen turns off after a few minutes. I need this because I need to have a remote ...
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The list of audio input/output devices is empty after waking MacBook Pro M1 from sleep

I'm on a M1 MacBook Pro. For a couple of weeks now, every time I wake the Mac up from sleep, the list of audio devices is empty and shows "No output/input devices found," like so: I can ...
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MacOs Monterey having kernel panics occurring frequently

I am currently running MacOs Monterey Beta 8, and since updating to Beta 7, I've been having kernel panics almost everyday, where I put my mac to sleep and every time I wake it up it restarts. Even ...
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Macbook Pro automatically boots with closed lid

I have a Macbook Pro 16" 2019 that automatically boots after I shut it down. When I shutdown the macbook as per usual (Apple Icon > Shut Down), and close the lid, it will boot up automatically,...
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Terminal command to "unplug" and replug external monitor

I'm using an old Apple 30" Cinema Display via a series of dongles: Apple Silicon M1 Mac connecting 30" Apple Cinema Display The native resolution is 2560 x 1600 and works great. It may ...
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Big Sur, sleep and networking

M1 MacBook Air, Big Sur 11.6 ... Back on Sierra I could stop network connections from being torn down when I closed the lid; is there a way to achieve this for the current iteration of hardware and OS?...
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Getting macbook to sleep rather than just dim

Macbook Pro mid-2014 MacOS 11.4 Big Sur MacOS appears to have gotten rid of the energy saver preference and relies only on battery settings now. Rather than explicitly stating how long before the ...
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macbook won't go to sleep while in shared connection

I just moved to a new place and don't have any internet connection so I use my phone to share it with my macbook (Big Sur 11.5.2). While sharing it, I noticed that my macbook is not going to sleep ...
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How do I prevent zsh from suspending python script

Someone once told me that zsh is just a different version of bash because of some copyright thing, so I guess I ask this question here. I have a python script that's running in a terminal and for no ...
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Is it necessary to shutdown and unplug the power cord of Mac Mini every night?

I have a Mac mini M1, I usually use it at night, and shutdown it before I go to sleep. I go to work in the morning, and will use the Mac again at the night. After every shutdown, I unplug the power ...
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No display after waking Mac up with external monitor connected

When my 2019 MBP goes to sleep with an external monitor connected and I wake it back up, it frequently shows no display on both the Macbook display and the external display. The touch bar wakes up and ...
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(11.5) Sleep Wake Failure - Hardware or Software?

I just ran into a Sleep Wake Failure on 11.5: Power button pressed during wake transition after 57409 ms. Failure code:: 0x00000000 00000027 ==========================================================...
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How to lengthen the amount of time the display is at half brightness before sleep?

When I leave my 2019 iMac idle, it first dims the display to about half brightness after about 10 minutes, and then turns the display completely off after about another minute. How can I change the ...
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Reset SMC without Option and Control key

I need to reset SMC on my Macbook Pro 15 2018 to try fix power problems (macbook goes to sleep even though its disabled with sudo pmset -b disablesleep 1). The problem is, I spilled some water on my ...
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Graphic Card Problem?

My Mac Pro 2010, running Sierra 10.12.6, boots but the screen only stays on 2 seconds and goes to black. I can push the power button on the screen monitor off and on and it comes back on for 1 second ...
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2012 MacBook Pro screen won't wake up from sleep when running Catalina to bigsur(patched sur)

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro 15" Retina. I'm now running Big Sur on it via patched Big Sur. Before that, for a brief time period, it ran Catalina. (I bought it used). The issue I have is when the ...
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CPU usage keeps spiking every ~30s during sleep

I've recently noticed that my MacBook (Pro, 14,1, running 10.14.6) has significant CPU usage while in sleep, with the CPU usage "spiking" roughly every 30 seconds. This causes the MacBook to ...
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diskarbitration is 'Preventing Sleep' how to safely quit this process?

I used quit in Activity Monitor on diskarbitrationd process and it wouldn't quit. I then used force quit and my external hard drive was corrupted. How do I sleep my computer when diskarbitrationd ...
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What does the device name for the Sleep Proxy service mean?

I deployed DNS-SD on my network so I could get rid of Avahi. I'm also setting the most static records I can, it just makes sense since every device is RADIUS-controlled tied to Active Directory, tied ...
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Slack prevents Mac from sleeping

Slack is preventing my Mac from sleeping. I can see this information in the Activity Monitor. How can I disable it? I want my mac to sleep even when Slack is open.
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MacBook Pro Didn't Go to Sleep and did not ask for password

I closed my 2020 M1 MacBook Pro (running Big Sur) at 9:57 p.m. I have my MacBook Pro set to passcode lock after 5 minutes of sleep. I opened my Mac at 10:09 p.m and my MacBook was not asleep/unlocked ...
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Mac drops USB port with Time Machine SSD Card when it sleeps

My Mac (running 10.13.6) constantly drops connectivity with my SSD card (used for Time Machine backups) connected to a USB port when the Mac goes to sleep mode. I then have to unplug the card and ...
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Terminal starts with 'sleep' command?

My machine has MacOS Big Sur 11.4 with silicon chips. I'm attaching two screenshots here. Whenever I start a new terminal, it appears like this one. . The terminal shows the running process which is '...
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Constant password input and resets on Mac

I got a new MacBook Pro from my job and was pretty excited, but now I try to hold myself from tossing it out the window! It constantly asks me to enter passwords for installing things, keeps signing ...
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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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