Still not instant on? (2011 MBA)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by docgerrard, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. docgerrard macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    When I wake up from sleep, it still takes a few seconds for me to be able to do anything.

    I wouldn't care, but I have a friend with a 2011 MBP (don't know exact information) and his computer is instantly usable after sleep.

    If it was a problem for everyone, no big deal, i can get over it. But if its just my computer, something is wrong?

    Anyone else have this problem?
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    No, it's bugging u big time :roll eyes:

    Posters often post the disclaimer: "Your mileage may vary."

    Yeah it's not always instant. Dunn worry about it, until it takes say more than 15 seconds.
  3. docgerrard thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    ... are you an idiot? i clearly said it was bugging me because it works on a friends computer
  4. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    This is something that bothers some people, and not others. I haven't seen any magic to making that couple of seconds go any faster, so the end answer to this topic is generally to get used to it.
  5. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    What is with this attitude?
  6. docgerrard thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    did you not see the attitude that user gave to me?

    ":rolls eyes:" is literally what people think of when they think attitude..


    my god this forum is great sometimes until there are garbage posts like this

    yes you are right it is my fault that the instant on feature works on some computers but not others
  7. FHayek macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2012
    To the original poster - you must realize your post asked for it, much like the chap asking what the weight delta would be in two similarly configured MBAs, except one would have a 128GB drive while the other had a 512 SSD.

    Perhaps waking your Mac up 13 seconds earlier would keep you on schedule.
  8. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    I'm not sure why people who have nothing to offer on a particular topic feel the need to make obnoxious posts. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, I'll tell you what I've seen:
    I have a 2011 11" MBA.
    On Lion, it took ~6-7 sec from sleep to become responsive
    On ML it greatly improved.
    - sometimes it is truely instant-on -- immediately responsive
    - sometimes it takes ~2 sec to become responsive. Still a lot faster than with Lion, but not instant.

    I haven't been able to figure out why it is sometimes faster to become responsive or slower. My best idea (completely made up in my own head and unverified!) is that there are levels of sleep, some deeper than others, and that maybe the MBA goes into the deeper modes after a period of time asleep or maybe when the battery is lower, or some combination of these. But like I say, I'm just wildly guessing on this part.

    The only thing I can tell you for sure is that ML improved things greatly for me so if you're on Lion, you could try going to ML (an all-around good update, IMO, and cheap too, so even if it doesn't fix this issue for you, it's not exactly money wasted).
  9. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Are you leaving the Air unplugged? If so, note that after 70 minutes it drops down into deep sleep. Even on my 2012 running Mountain Lion (both of which improved the instant on feature), if it drops into deep sleep, it takes about 4-5 seconds before the system is fully responsive.
  10. nexsta macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2007
    The Air is going to a deep sleep, the Pro not, that's why it takes longer.

    EDIT: KPOM was faster

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