2012 MBA with Mountain Lion installed takes long time to shut down

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by slumpey326, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. slumpey326, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012

    slumpey326 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    This appears to be a problem. I even did a clean install and still getting a while to boot down (like 15seconds). Didnt have this problem with Lion, took only a few seconds.

    Anyone else noticing this or have a fix to make it completely shut down quicker.
  2. wolfpuppies3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012
    Virginia, USA
  3. will waters macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2011
    Great Britain
    Having had the same problem as you, i did a little research, the research showed that if you had already quit 'Mail' before trying to shut down, it shut down a lot quicker

    I have tried this on my MBA and it appears to work...

  4. slumpey326 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    I dont use mail at all. I make sure everything is closed first, except of course Finder which never closes and I push the Power - shut down option. It then seems to take like 15 seconds to turn off. Before it was taking less than 5 seconds.

    This seems not right,.
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Is the southern version. :D

    Anything external, any network shares may cause OSX to take extra time to disconnect from them nicely.

    Dunn worry about it.
  6. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Though I rarely shut mine down completely, when I do, it tends to freeze right after I confirm the shut down. The dock disappears just halfway, the screen turns a weird color, and the spinning circle thing just keeps spinning. I have to hold the power button for it to turn off.
  7. sparayno1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    I too have this problem. Also when I wake up my 2012 MacBook Air, it takes 3-4 sec to wake up instead of instantly.
  8. the-jobster, Oct 15, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012

    the-jobster macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2010
    Same here, upgrading to ML kinda fixed the instant on that Lion broke, but now it takes a long time to shut off... I miss my old air with SL with its better battery life, instant on and instant off!

    edit - the following thread gives some possible solutions... removing google chrome worked for me.

  9. TheRichboy247 macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2012
    I too, am experiencing slow shutdown times on my 2012 MBA. It takes me around 12 secs to shutdown (Slower than startup time!) and I close all running apps. Still 12 secs. Sometimes if I'm lucky, I get around 5 secs. It doesn't really bother me because I don't shutdown my computer often.
  10. Seamaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2003
    Dozens of threads on the same subject. Try a search next time.
  11. Thaicruze macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2012
    it's just the way Mountain Lion shuts down after you've been using it for a while.

    I don't know why. You can have no running tasks. Empty your startup items. Nothing matters.

    If you turn it on and wait 3 minutes and shut it down, it'll shut down instantly. If you are using it for a while and shut down, it will take 12-15 seconds.

    Also, after coming back from sleep. The mouse will not come on after 3 seconds or so, even if the screen comes back instantly. This happens after the computer has been asleep for over an hour. I read someone said this was about getting everything in the sleepimage file back into RAM.

    Basically, I ignore the sleep thing and I never shut it down. Issue resolved.

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