2020 13" MacBook Pro not sleeping

boylerman

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I just received my 10th gen 13" i5 MacBook Pro, and it doesn't seem to sleep when I close the lid. When I pull it from my laptop bag, it is always warm, and this morning when I retrieved it, the battery was completely drained. Anyone else having sleep issues with their new laptops?
 

JohnCS84

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so mine will sleep but it is super hot for some reason. is yours getting very warm on bottom?
 

Herrpod

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My 2014 MBP has been doing this for about 3 years. I keep waiting for Apple to address it in an OS update, but it never comes. And the issue has nothing whatsoever to do with Power Nap. A lot of the time, if I close the lid with Spotify running, it will shut down fine and go to sleep for a few seconds, and then all of a sudden Spotify starts playing from the closed computer.
 

boylerman

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so mine will sleep but it is super hot for some reason. is yours getting very warm on bottom?
Yes. The whole computer is warm, and the battery percentage is down by large amounts. With my 2018 MacBook Pro, the laptop would sleep flawlessly and battery life would only be reduced by a couple of percentage points after sleeping all night.
 
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JohnCS84

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Yes. The whole computer is warm, and the battery percentage is down by large amounts. With my 2018 MacBook Pro, the laptop would sleep flawlessly and battery life would only be reduced by a couple of percentage points after sleeping all night.
Mine is getting about 5 hours if I'm lucky.. I have three Mac Pros and this is by far the worst in this dept. Everything else seems to work well. Still getting warm and battery still is ****, probably 10 percent drain every 30 minutes or so. I think what's worse is I have the percentage showing and it seems like I see a percent loss every minute or two. Oh well a couple more days and Ill make my decision on keeping it or returning to the store. Best of luck
 

boylerman

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I called Apple support last evening. They walked through several diagnostics, didn't find anything wrong, and asked me to reinstall the OS. I did so, and the system was at 88% when I shut it down for the night, and it was at 34% seven hours later in the morning. I am going to call them back this morning and see about a swap.
 

boylerman

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I followed up with Apple again this morning, and they have authorized a return. I will reorder a new laptop and hope for better luck this time around.
 

Patcell

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My new 10th Gen i5 was doing the same thing... I would close the lid, put it in the laptop bag, and in the morning it was quite warm and battery drained significantly. I decided to wipe and reinstall macOS - I also updated to 10.15.5 in the process. The problem has vanished for me - now sleeps properly with minimal (if any) overnight battery drain. Could be the OS reinstallation or the update to 10.15.5... not sure which.
 

WickedPorter

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My 2020 2.0Ghz i5/16GB/1TB was doing this after a fresh erase and install of 10.15.4 upon receiving it. It stopped doing it after 10.15.5... when I updated I also did SMC and NVRAM reset which may have also contributed.
 

Patcell

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My 2020 2.0Ghz i5/16GB/1TB was doing this after a fresh erase and install of 10.15.4 upon receiving it. It stopped doing it after 10.15.5... when I updated I also did SMC and NVRAM reset which may have also contributed.
I can confirm that an SMC reset did not solve the problem for me. Looks like it was the update to 10.15.5 if that did it for you.
 

boylerman

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I've done both the SMC reset and the update to 10.15.5, however, the energy usage during sleep issue persists. I am losing confidence that a replacement MacBook Pro will solve the issue.
 

Patcell

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I've done both the SMC reset and the update to 10.15.5, however, the energy usage during sleep issue persists. I am losing confidence that a replacement MacBook Pro will solve the issue.
Well, this is upsetting news. I was hoping 10.15.5 fixed the problem. My computer is sleeping now and will be for the next 24 hours - I’ll report back tomorrow evening.
 
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WickedPorter

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I've done both the SMC reset and the update to 10.15.5, however, the energy usage during sleep issue persists. I am losing confidence that a replacement MacBook Pro will solve the issue.
Could "power nap" be causing this? I have it disabled in energy settings... I don't need/use it.
 

Herrpod

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If you force it to sleep by hitting Apple-Sleep, does it still do it? Just closing the lid on mine appears to sleep mine for a minute and then it wakes back up. If I force it to sleep, it seems to stay that way. Been doing this for years.
 

Patcell

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I left my computer overnight closed in sleep mode again. I left all my apps (a lot of them) open and running before I just the lid, the battery was at 100% and it held full charge overnight and was cool to the touch.

I have not had the issue since I wiped the disc and did a fresh install of macOS. Unfortunately, I updated to 10.15.5 at the same time, so I'm unsure if it was the clean install or the update... it is still possible that it was a piece of software that I haven't reinstalled yet. A couple of suspicions I have are Chrome (particularly with that awful google auto update software that is alway running - I hate that), and TG Pro. I was using TG Pro to monitor temps and fan speed (another weird obsession of mine). I haven't reinstalled that yet and I don't think I will.
 

Patcell

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So, my Mac started having this issue again... I put the computer to sleep last night (battery at 99%), when I took it out of my bag this morning its as HOT to the touch and the battery had drained from 99% to 52% overnight.

I had not had this problem since I wiped the computer and reinstalled macOS 10.5.5, but now it has started again. The only thing I can think of is that I had installed Intel Power Gadget the day before yesterday because it interfaces with iStat Menus to show CPU frequency. I just uninstalled Intel Power Gadget to see if that is of any help.

I had Power Gadget on my 2017 Pro for 3 years interfaced with iStat and never had this problem. Anyone else with this problem have Intel Power Gadget installed??
 

boylerman

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That's interesting. I also have Intel Power Gadget installed on my MacBook Pro, but I generally don't have it running. The issue for me has been off and on since I started this thread - some mornings the computer will come out of my bag cold and with a full battery while other times it will be warm to hot with a half depleted battery. Apple has authorized a return, and I am waiting on my replacement computer to arrive. I will update this thread once I've transitioned to the new computer.
 

Patcell

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That's interesting. I also have Intel Power Gadget installed on my MacBook Pro, but I generally don't have it running. The issue for me has been off and on since I started this thread - some mornings the computer will come out of my bag cold and with a full battery while other times it will be warm to hot with a half depleted battery. Apple has authorized a return, and I am waiting on my replacement computer to arrive. I will update this thread once I've transitioned to the new computer.
Mine is behaving the same way. I thought it was fixed after I reinstalled the OS, but now the problem has cropped up again - of course after I'm out of the return window.

But I am a little suspicious of Intel Power Gadget because it was fine for the couple of weeks before I installed that application. It is removed now, so I'll have to wait and see.
 

herb2k

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In my case (Early 2015, but same issue) - Find My Mac would drain the battery down to 30% overnight, even with it disabled the same thing happens.

You can disable that functionality in terminal (Power Nap and DND While Display Sleeps don't seem to work):

sudo pmset -b tcpkeepalive 0
 

boylerman

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I received my replacement 13" 10th Gen MacBook Pro, and I restored it from a TimeMachine backup from the unit that was having sleep issues (same model). The issue seems to be fixed. It has been three days, and the computer has a full battery and is cool to the touch every time I take it out of its sleeve where it sleeps. I intentionally restored from a TimeMachine backup to try to verify if I was dealing with a software or hardware issue.
 
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boylerman

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I spoke too soon! Took my "new" replacement out of the sleeve this morning when I got to my office, and it was hot to the touch and the battery was down to 33%. I am fairly convinced this is a software issue which I hope gets addressed by Apple soon.
 
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