2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2013 11:40 PM by Dougal222
Dougal222 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a small issue where when I open the lid on my Macbook Pro Retina 13" after it has been closed for a while it takes a little long (5 seconds or so) till it lets me input the password. If the lid has only been closed for a little while it lets me input the password right away.

This is not a problem that just began but one that has always been there since I bought the Macbook Pro.


I bought the MBP about 2 months ago and it came pre-installed with Mountain Lion.




Late 2012 MBP 13" with Retina, 8GB DDR3, OS X Mountain Lion, 128GB SSD

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,436 points)

    With the Power Nap feature enabled, the computer enters a so-called standby mode after it has been in sleep on battery power for more than a certain time (one hour, by default.) In that mode, the contents of memory are saved to a file, and then the power is turned off. When the computer wakes up, the contents of memory are restored from the file. As a result, waking from sleep takes longer than it otherwise would. The benefit is that sleep can be prolonged indefinitely without draining the battery or having to reboot.

  • Dougal222 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh OK that explains quite a bit then. Seeing it that way it is not that long of a wait considering what it is doing.