MBA Standby functionality

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MXSkier62, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. MXSkier62 macrumors regular

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    So I'm planning on purchasing an 11.6 MBA in the next week or so, and have 1 question about battery management. I know that it has a "5 hour" battery life, and a "30 day" standby mode. And that sleep is different. How does this work?

    If I close the lid, do I put it into standby mode instantly? Is that a setting I can choose? And waking from standby, is that still "instant" awake?

    Is sleep for only when the lid is open?

    And if I were able to set it so that whenever I close the lid, even for 3 minutes, it goes to standby, would the battery life increase such that I could probably make it through the day with it, using it for maybe 4 hours, and having it be in standby mode for the rest of the day?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    IIRC MBAs enter standby mode after one hour of sleeping. I don't think you can change that setting. It's not that instant awake but we are still talking about few seconds.
     
  3. ml11 macrumors newbie

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    Hello are you sure! with mine isn't working like that. Ive been to the genius bar at a apple store, they didn't really know anything?!

    So I did some recherché, you can change settings in terminal with pmset!

    can you look up how yours is ajustet with "pmset -g custom"
    Thats mine I'm specialy intrestet in Battery Settings!!
    Battery Power:
    lidwake 1
    panicrestart 15
    standbydelay 30
    standby 0
    ttyskeepawake 1
    hibernatemode 25
    hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
    displaysleep 5
    sleep 5
    acwake 0
    halfdim 1
    lessbright 1
    disksleep 5
    AC Power:
    lidwake 1
    panicrestart 15
    standbydelay 4200
    standby 2
    ttyskeepawake 1
    hibernatemode 25
    hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
    womp 1
    displaysleep 15
    networkoversleep 0
    sleep 0
    acwake 0
    halfdim 1
    disksleep 10

    Please help!!
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    My stats


    Battery Power:
    standby 0
    standbydelay 0
    halfdim 1
    lidwake 1
    hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
    disksleep 5
    sleep 5
    hibernatemode 3
    displaysleep 5
    ttyskeepawake 1
    acwake 0
    lessbright 1
    AC Power:
    standby 0
    halfdim 1
    standbydelay 0
    hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
    lidwake 1
    disksleep 10
    sleep 10
    hibernatemode 3
    displaysleep 5
    ttyskeepawake 1
    acwake 0
    womp 1
     
  5. ml11 macrumors newbie

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    Hey Hallhammer,
    do you have a MBA 2011? It look strange that yours is in a different order to mine. And yours is proper working going to sleep and after 60-70 min to hibernation mode? Your standby looks like being off set?!
    Thanks for your reply anyway
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    I have 2010 MBA running Snow Leopard. I think it enters hibernation when it should as sometimes waking it up takes a little longer.
     
  7. ml11 macrumors newbie

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    after hibernate it shows a grey screen with white (dont know how it calls in english) Loding stripes!
     

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