#55 Long screen unlock tim

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All, when I lock my MacBook Pro (OSX Lion) with iAlertu manually and leave it alone for say 1h it takes very long to unlock the screen again - in fact, I usually type the unlock password some five to ten times until the screen finally unlocks. When I unlock the screen immediately after locking it, the unlock is processed very fast (as I type the last password character). What is going wrong?


  • Peter Easdown

    Peter Easdown - 2012-07-09

    OK, this might sound too simplistic, but I would hazzard a guess that having left your MBP alone for an hour or more, it has actually gone to sleep. Pressing a key will cause it to wake up, but this can take a few seconds to happen. iAlertU can't unlock your MBP until the OS has woken up completely and given it control. Certainly, on my MB white, it takes about 3 seconds to go from a black sleep screen to a prompt to unlock the mac. After that I get the iAlertU screen immediately and I can unlock. I always sleep my mac, or leave it to backup overnight an sleep of it's own accord. Waking it in the morning to unlock/login means pressing a key, waiting for the screen to reactivate (3+ seconds) and then entering my password.

    I can't say I've ever had to enter the password multiple times as you've described.

    Is your mac configured to ask for a password after a sleep (I'm not talking about the iAlertU password here)?


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    Anonymous - 2012-07-20

    Yes, the MBP is configured to lock when it goes to sleep.

  • Peter Easdown

    Peter Easdown - 2013-03-26
    • status: open --> pending
  • Peter Easdown

    Peter Easdown - 2013-05-24
    • Owner: Anonymous --> Peter Easdown
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