Why doesn't my Macbook Pro lock right after I put it to sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SnowLeopard OSX, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    I have my Macbook Pro hooked up to a Thunderbolt display.

    Basically, when I select "sleep" in the Apple menu, the screen goes black. However, if I click a key on my external keyboard 1, 2, or even 3 minutes later, the computer "wakes back up" without requiring a password.

    Why is this? And what's the solution to correcting this problem?
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    Not sure why that's happening, but I'll suggest a couple of workarounds :
    1) Use a hot corner to sleep the display (System Preferences/Mission Control)
    2) Run Keychain Access then open the Preferences. Tick "Show Keychain status in menu bar". It adds a padlock symbol, which you can click to lock the screen.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Maybe you just need to change your settings:
    System Preferences/Security & Privacy pane, General tab.
    "Require Password for Sleep & Screensaver", and you can adjust the time to "Immediately" if that's what you want.

    Apple has that time period as an option, so some folks don't get annoyed because they have to authenticate after accidentally putting their system to sleep.
  4. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2015
    Do you have a bluetooth keyboard & trackpad/mouse connected?

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