Playing with iPhone wakes up iMac, why?

johannnn

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We have an iMac in the bed room. Today I woke up extremely early so I went outside the bed room to play with my iPhone. Three times during the night my SO woke up and told me to put the bright iMac screen to sleep. Somehow it woke up from sleep and displayed the login screen.

- My Apple Watch can login to my iMac, but I did not wear it.
- The iMac and iPhone are both on latest OS, on same wireless internet, and within Bluetooth range.
- I didn't do anything special on the phone, just played around with various apps like reddit, safari, twitter etc.

Is there any known reason why an iPhone can spontaneously wake up an iMac? I love the macOS sleep mode and don't really want to turn the iMac off every night.
 

johannnn

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Yep I got Handoff enabled.
But I don't see any option for whether the phone should also wake up my Mac?
 

johannnn

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Turns out it's not the iPhone, it's my AirPods! When I open the lid of the case, the iMac wakes up. How the hell do i stop this from happening?
 

johannnn

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Little bit annoying to manually disconnect the AirPods all the time, no?

Now my TV wakes up sometimes too when I grab my AirPods (the TV turns on the TV).

Seems like my AirPods likes to wake up all my  devices :confused:
 
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