Find my iMac shows offline when in sleep mode

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by myname70, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. myname70 macrumors 6502a

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    Guys, after Sierra install I mentioned that when my iMac goes in sleep mode, it stops "sending" the location and is shown in Find My Phone app as offline. If I wake it up - immediately goes online.
    With all previous OSX it sent the location online does not matter it is in sleep mode. Any idea of any special settings exist for this, that I may missed ?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    As long as the 'Find My Mac' box is ticked under the iCloud option in General settings, it should work. What you are experiencing, is probably a beta bug.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but wouldn't any computer in sleep mode, be offline to Find My Mac? That's the point of sleep mode, everything but ram is powered off
     
  4. hammie14 macrumors regular

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    Not if you have power nap enabled! (i have power nap enabled on El Capitan but i never got it to work)

    What does Power Nap do?
    If your Mac supports Power Nap, these activities can occur while your Mac is asleep:

    • Mail receives new messages.
    • Contacts keep up to date with changes made on other devices.
    • Calendar receives new invitations and calendar updates.
    • Reminders keep up to date with changes made on other devices.
    • Notes keep up-to-date with changes made on other devices.
    • Documents stored in iCloud keep up to date with changes made on other devices.
    • Photo Stream keeps up to date with changes made on other devices.
    • Find My Mac updates the location of the Mac, so you can find it while it's asleep.
    • VPN on demand continues working so that your corporate email updates securely. (Power Nap supports VPN connections that use a certificate to authenticate, not VPN connections that require entering a password.)
    • Mobile Device Management can remotely lock and wipe your Mac.
    And these activities can occur while your Mac is asleep and plugged in to an AC power outlet:

    • Software updates download
    • Mac App Store items (including software updates), download in the background
    • Time Machine performs backups
    • Spotlight perform indexing
    • Help Center content updates
    • Wireless base stations can wake your Mac (Wake on Wireless)
     

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