Macbook Pro 2016 screen goes to sleep at random

Cobratom

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 20, 2016
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Every now and again, the screen on my 2016 Macbook Pro goes to sleep. I have turned off all energy savings preferences that i can see, and I only have noticed it in battery mode. But it will time out and the screen will go to sleep/black out. Even when doing something like playing a youtube video.

It does not lock the macbook, just a touch of the trackpad and it doesn't do it again.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
 

Cvx5832

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Nov 2, 2014
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Every now and again, the screen on my 2016 Macbook Pro goes to sleep. I have turned off all energy savings preferences that i can see, and I only have noticed it in battery mode. But it will time out and the screen will go to sleep/black out. Even when doing something like playing a youtube video.

It does not lock the macbook, just a touch of the trackpad and it doesn't do it again.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
System Preferences > Energy Saver > Battery tab > "Turn display off after" slider
 

XSharp

macrumors member
Nov 24, 2016
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I am experiencing this same issue. Some days it happens a couple of times. Other days not at all. If I click the trackpad the screen comes right back on.
 

Danielasel

macrumors newbie
Oct 16, 2017
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Every now and again, the screen on my 2016 Macbook Pro goes to sleep. I have turned off all energy savings preferences that i can see, and I only have noticed it in battery mode. But it will time out and the screen will go to sleep/black out. Even when doing something like playing a youtube video.

It does not lock the macbook, just a touch of the trackpad and it doesn't do it again.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
[doublepost=1508221842][/doublepost]Hey! Did u find an answer ? Mine is doing the same and no, it's not the magnet thing !
Freaking out here, I'm in the middle of nowhere, miles away from an apple tech and need the computer to finish an edit !
 

Mehanig

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Mar 10, 2017
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Are you up to date? And does this happen while you have an external monitor plugged in?
Yes, latest Hight Sierra.
Its happening both, with any monitor and without one.
Made a guess that it might be related to TouchID feature, so disabled it few hours ago. Will see if it helps.
 

smallcoffee

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Oct 15, 2014
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Yes, latest Hight Sierra.
Its happening both, with any monitor and without one.
Made a guess that it might be related to TouchID feature, so disabled it few hours ago. Will see if it helps.
I had the issue where if I plugged my 2016 in to an external monitor it would immediately go to sleep if I left it alone for about 5 seconds, then it would not happen for awhile. Was very weird.
 

Sterkenburg

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Oct 27, 2016
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I've been seeing this issue pop up once in a while since I started using my 2016 MBP one year ago. It's not really a big deal, as it happens rarely in practice, but it's definitely weird and no update or setting could fix it for good.
 

tad-man

macrumors newbie
Jun 19, 2018
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Every now and again, the screen on my 2016 Macbook Pro goes to sleep. I have turned off all energy savings preferences that i can see, and I only have noticed it in battery mode. But it will time out and the screen will go to sleep/black out. Even when doing something like playing a youtube video.

It does not lock the macbook, just a touch of the trackpad and it doesn't do it again.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
[doublepost=1529420815][/doublepost]I'm not really sure if this is the cause, but my 2011 MBP15" seems to be sensitive to my cell phone. When the cell phone is next to the external display cable, it'll often make my external display noisy. When the system has randomly gone to sleep, my phone was near the left side of the computer - I wonder if there's something going on there.
 
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