Sierra - mac book air mid 2011 waking up slower

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by heifetz7, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. heifetz7 macrumors member

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    I noticed that my macbook air mid 2011 wakes up slower with Sierra than Capitan. Before, I just had to press esc once to wake the laptop up, and it's pretty instant. Now, I find that I have to press it a few times, I'm not sure if the first key press didn't register, or that it takes longer to wake up, so it seems like it didn't register. So usually, after pressing esc a few times, sometimes it wakes up and goes back to sleep again. Anyone else experience something similar to this?
     
  2. Tarek macrumors 6502

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    I am not experiencing this on my rMBP. In fact, I feel like it is even faster than El Capitan was for me in terms of shutdowns, restarts, and wake-ups. Did you perform an upgrade or a clean install? And which version of Sierra re you on right now?
     
  3. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Yep, i'm experiencing exactly the same thing on a MBP 2010.
     
  4. heifetz7 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did an upgrade from El Cap. There are multiple versions of Sierra? I installed from the app store, 10.12.
     
  5. Tarek macrumors 6502

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    @heifetz7 well there is a public version and there is a beta one. I am currently on 10.12.1 Beta (16B2327e) with no issues except some very minor things. Would you be able to perform a clean installation of Sierra instead? I've been reading about people having Sierra problems after upgrading from El Capitan rather than performing a fresh installation. I am not sure if that is the most viable solution, but if you have an external drive that you can use for backup, for instance, then a clean installation sounds like a good idea.
     
  6. mikzn macrumors 6502

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    Having the same issue here on a mid 2012 mabook pro - and did not have the issue on the early betas, only since the GM was released. Seems to take 30 - 45 seconds to wake up very sluggish. I was clicking multiple times too at first but found if I hit the track pad and spacebar and just wait it eventually does wake up.

    Maybe my macbook is tired :(

    I am wondering is this affects newer models or just older models
     
  7. heifetz7 thread starter macrumors member

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    I found that my macbook air does wake up after one press, if I'm patient and just wait after pressing esc once. It probably takes about 2 - 3 seconds to wake up, but slower than Capitan before, which was probably around 1 - 2 seconds.
     
  8. westislander, Sep 29, 2016
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    westislander macrumors newbie

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    I have a MB Air 2011 running sierra 10.12 and in my experience it wakes up even faster then it did when I was on el capo 10.11.x. I performed a clean install but I suspect it has nothing to do with the OS but rather with the accumulation of files our computers collect over time. I also performed a clean install for el capo last year and recall my MB waking up as quick as it currently does.

    Are you on a beta? Did you update or perform a clean install? Did you restore from a backup? Did you fill up your storage?

    I think all these may factor in.
     
  9. mikzn macrumors 6502

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    I did a clean install also on a new EVO 850 ssd and memory is maxed at 16 g - data is on a separate drive so there is plenty of room on the ssd

    Plus it was fine with all the Sierra betas until installing the GM version of Sierra
     

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