[MacOS] Enable and Disable Hibernation

OSX supports real hibernation not only that sleep mode that costs electricity. It really supports it. But you gotta enable or disable it manually. So what to do:

  • open terminal window (I assume you’re logged in with your normal user account)
  • to disable hibernation, and enable standard sleep
    enter this: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
  • to enable hibernation when closing the lid
    enter this: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 1

Enjoy folks…

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5 Responses to “[MacOS] Enable and Disable Hibernation”

  1. bla says:

    actually, sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25
    is recommended.

  2. bla says:

    actually, sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 is recommended if you want to turn hibernation ON always
    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 3 is recommended if you want it to hibernate only when the battery is low
    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 to use ‘sleep’ mode (no hibernation, ever)

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