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dengue

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Hello, I'm loving my M1 MBA. But this is very annoying. Every time when I wake it up with Touch ID, it's act like this
Does anyone have same issue with M1 MacBooks? Can you repeat this and tell me it's happen to everyone?

 
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dengue

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I can hear the click.

You're pressing the button. Touch-ID is just that - touch it, don't press it.

Disclaimer: I have the Intel 2020 Air.
It should work both ways. Because on the video we can clearly see a bug.
First press on Touch ID - it blink dislpay
Second press - it's turn on display, but still locked. And display brightness is down.
Third press- it's finally unlocked, but I have to manually adjust the brightness up
 

DeanL

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It's a bug. When you touch Touch ID, it wakes up the Mac. When you press it, it puts it to sleep. Therefore when you try to wake it up by pressing it, it quickly unlocks then puts it to sleep.
That bug went away with 11.1 for me.
 
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digitalbreak

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Hello, I'm loving my M1 MBA. But this is very annoying. Every time when I wake it up with Touch ID, it's act like this
Does anyone have same issue with M1 MacBooks? Can you repeat this and tell me it's happen to everyone?

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I still have this behavior with my M1 MBA and Big Sur 12.1. However, I have now used to just touch it as opposed to pressing it. I think that is what the right behavior is here as well.
 

matrix07

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Yep. You need to only touch it.

I don't have what OP have but what I have is sometimes TouchID failed to wake the MBA so I have to use the old way by tap the tap bar to wake screen first.
 

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Yep. You need to only touch it.

I don't have what OP have but what I have is sometimes TouchID failed to wake the MBA so I have to use the old way by tap the tap bar to wake screen first.
Not always. If you Mac has been sleeping for a while, touching it is not sufficient and you need to press it.
 
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adrianlondon

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It should work both ways. Because on the video we can clearly see a bug.
First press on Touch ID - it blink dislpay
Second press - it's turn on display, but still locked. And display brightness is down.
Third press- it's finally unlocked, but I have to manually adjust the brightness up
Ah I see, you're wanting to wake up the laptop and then log in. For whatever reason, I've never done that using the power button. Either I've closed the lid (opening it wakes the laptop up) or I usually tap the spacebar or another key to wake it up then touch the touch-id button to log in.
 
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Apple_Robert

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Not always. If you Mac has been sleeping for a while, touching it is not sufficient and you need to press it.
That sounds like a OS bug. I can leave my M1 unattended all day or longer (with the screen off and no active sleep mode) and Touch ID works every time not to mention unlocking with my watch.

* I see no point in using sleep mode, unless someone wants to micro manage watt usage at the home to such a infinite degree it borders on OCD.
 
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That sounds like a OS bug. I can leave my M1 unattended all day or longer (with the screen off and no active sleep mode) and Touch ID works every time not to mention unlocking with my watch.

* I see no point in using sleep mode, unless someone wants to micro manage watt usage at the home to such a infinite degree it borders on OCD.
How is that a bug? You just said you don't use the sleep mode. M1 Macs by default go to sleep after a while, and it seems like there is another sleep mode after that one that disables the "touch layer" of the Touch ID button.
I have a hard time believing it is actually a bug because then why would Apple make it a button at all? New Macs turn on simply by pressing the keyboard or the trackpad even when they're turned off.
 

matrix07

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How is that a bug? You just said you don't use the sleep mode. M1 Macs by default go to sleep after a while, and it seems like there is another sleep mode after that one that disables the "touch layer" of the Touch ID button.
I have a hard time believing it is actually a bug because then why would Apple make it a button at all? New Macs turn on simply by pressing the keyboard or the trackpad even when they're turned off.
On iPhone you have to press something to wake it to scan finger, either Power button or Touch ID itself. I would love for an ability to touch Touch ID to wake up my Mac at all time but it doesn't sound realistic.
 

Apple_Robert

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How is that a bug? You just said you don't use the sleep mode. M1 Macs by default go to sleep after a while, and it seems like there is another sleep mode after that one that disables the "touch layer" of the Touch ID button.
I have a hard time believing it is actually a bug because then why would Apple make it a button at all? New Macs turn on simply by pressing the keyboard or the trackpad even when they're turned off.
I turned off the sleep mode options as I see no point in the feature for a modern Mac. I have had zero problems with Touch ID at any point. Others in this thread have and from what I can see, it is from the sleep mode options being left on by default. That certainly doesn't sound like a hardware problem scenario to me.
 

citivolus

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I turned off the sleep mode options as I see no point in the feature for a modern Mac. I have had zero problems with Touch ID at any point. Others in this thread have and from what I can see, it is from the sleep mode options being left on by default. That certainly doesn't sound like a hardware problem scenario to me.
I think the point is that the MacBook should go to sleep if you so desire it to, but waking it up by touching the TouchID button should wake it up and unlock it. Or, what makes more sense to me is that pressing in the button while the MacBook is sleeping should wake it up and scan your fingerprint all in one shot to unlock it, and pressing it while it is awake just puts it to sleep.
 

MWB1124

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I started having this issue after upgrading to 11.1. It's very annoying. Sometimes pressing the Touch ID button wakes my MBA normally, but most times it flickers awake and then immediately back to sleep. It seems to occur when the MBA goes to sleep on its own versus when I sleep it manually, but I haven't confirmed this.

I've noticed that when this occurs, Touch ID still authenticates, so if I press the keyboard right after this wake/sleep flicker, it will wake up normally (it's set to require password/Touch ID after 5 seconds). This is definitely a bug, as it started happening immediately after the 11.1 upgrade. It acts as though the Touch ID press is being registered as two presses instead of one (wake/Touch ID and then sleep).
 

adrianlondon

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I started having this issue after upgrading to 11.1. It's very annoying. Sometimes pressing the Touch ID button wakes my MBA normally, but most times it flickers awake and then immediately back to sleep. It seems to occur when the MBA goes to sleep on its own versus when I sleep it manually, but I haven't confirmed this.

I've noticed that when this occurs, Touch ID still authenticates, so if I press the keyboard right after this wake/sleep flicker, it will wake up normally (it's set to require password/Touch ID after 5 seconds). This is definitely a bug, as it started happening immediately after the 11.1 upgrade. It acts as though the Touch ID press is being registered as two presses instead of one (wake/Touch ID and then sleep).
Make sure you just touch the power button and don't press it, as 11.1 added a new feature whereby pressing the button locks the screen. Before this, pressing the button (once booted) did nothing.
 

citivolus

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Make sure you just touch the power button and don't press it, as 11.1 added a new feature whereby pressing the button locks the screen. Before this, pressing the button (once booted) did nothing.
I’ve found that when it goes to sleep by itself, touching the button does nothing. I have to press it and then it does the buggy behavior described above.
 
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MWB1124

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Make sure you just touch the power button and don't press it, as 11.1 added a new feature whereby pressing the button locks the screen. Before this, pressing the button (once booted) did nothing.
No, on 11.0 I could wake AND sleep my MBA by pressing the power button. Everything worked great.

Simply touching the power button without pressing it does NOT wake it if it's been sleeping for more than a few minutes. I have to press it, and then it does this stupid flicker and then back to black. Sure I could hit a key and then touch the power button, but that's not how it should work.
 

MWB1124

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I just installed the 11.2 beta and this bug appears to be fixed.

Edit: Spoke too soon. Starting seeing it again this morning.
 
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