I'm not able to set time for hibernate in System preferences > Battery

macOS and Mac Apps

Hi everyone,
The subject says it already. I cannot set the time after how many minutes my macbook air goes into the hibernate mode. If I open System preferences and then navigate to battery > Battery in the table, and then adjust the value there and then quit system preferences, the value always jumps back to the default setting of 3,3 percent (2 minutes).

More info about my system:
macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 on a new M1 MacBook Air, VoiceOver enabled.
Does someone else encounter this behaviour?




Submitted by Jurgen on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Club AppleVis Member

Yes, I experience this as well. And it's very annoying.
Apple might set this to keep the long battery times. But I actually want to decide this on my own.
Anyway, Caffeine solved it and now I'm quite happy with my new Mac with M1.

Submitted by HEXAGON on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The ghing is that is also works by setting the value with the trackpad without VoiceOver. My brother has now set it to 100 percent and it works fine.