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    How to put my MacBook Air M1 in real sleep mode and not lose battery?

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    by brownyjmin ·

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    I notice that when I put my Macbook into sleep mode the next time open it it has some notifications ready and the battery is dropping even when I do not use it.

    How can I stop the refresh for the notifications when it is on sleep and what more can I do to not lose a percentage of my battery while the MacBook is on sleep?

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    • #3958372

      Reply To: How to put my MacBook Air M1 in real sleep mode and not lose battery?

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to How to put my MacBook Air M1 in real sleep mode and not lose battery?

      I found this article online: https://laptopar.com/m1-pro-max-macbook-pro-battery-draining-fast/. I hope this helps you.

    • #3958481

      Nod to Birdmantd

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to How to put my MacBook Air M1 in real sleep mode and not lose battery?

      But even in sleep there will be some drain. It won’t be zero.

    • #3962438

      A hack that worked for me

      by old molases ·

      In reply to How to put my MacBook Air M1 in real sleep mode and not lose battery?

      I’ve been experimenting for a while now, as the first week or 10 days of owning an M1, the battery discharged about 30% overnight.

      The same tricks that would improve an Intel Macs battery life during sleep, are in disarray for M1 Macs. Some options will actually make battery consumption worse, some options don’t exist and some are half implemented.

      I’ve been working on an App that’s aimed to help figure out what’s causing battery drain and to help combat it. It’s been slow going (as there is next to no official documentation, so no cheat sheet to say do this to solve X) and I’ve rebooted the project twice now. The last two days I’ve been working with a designer on a new UI, which we’re both pretty excited about.

      The top tips for M1 Macs I have so far.

      Disable Find My Mac.

      Disable Wake for network access.

      In Bluetooth settings, click options and disable Wake for devices.

      Turn off Bluetooth until you need it.

      Use Activity monitor to find apps that prevent sleep.

      Pause any music or video before sleep, yes it will pause automatically, but the the power management still reports the app is blocking sleep each and every time it wakes for maintenance.

      Intel Macs will wake for Maintenance once every 45 mins or so (system reports it as every hour). M1 Macs do not have a setting to check for maintenance interval, but appear to wake every 10-15 minutes.

      Intel Macs support hibernation where it shuts down, but keeps RAM alive (it can write RAM to disk and shut that down too). M1 Macs do not appear to support hibernation, so the CPU (and other components) are constantly sipping power.

    • #3968393

      Reply To: How to put my MacBook Air M1 in real sleep mode and not lose battery?

      by embersmoloch.0n ·

      In reply to How to put my MacBook Air M1 in real sleep mode and not lose battery?

      When my m1 Mac is in sleep mode it loses 7-10% of the battery a day, since the m1 Mac is using a mobile processor I think they make it run a lot in sleep mode just like an iPhone would. Like on my intel Mac find my doesn’t work if the screen is closed, but on m1 it still works even with the screen closed. I don’t think there’s a way to stop that.

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