Feature Explanation: Disable Sleep until Charge Limit

General explanation

When your MacBook is in sleep, third-party apps are not able to run and do any changes. Therefore, AlDente is not able to make any changes to the charging behavior of your MacBook while it is in sleep. As a result, your MacBook would either charge to 100% when it is plugged in and your MacBook goes into sleep or your MacBook would pause charging at the current charge level if you have the feature “Stop Charging while sleeping” activated. For this reason, we implemented the feature “Disable Sleep until Charge Limit”. When this feature is activated, AlDente will disable sleep until the charge limit is reached.

Example 1

Your MacBook is plugged in, charging and the battery percentage is currently 65% and the Charge Limit is set to 80%. “Disable Sleep until Charge Limit” is activated and you close the lid of your MacBook. AlDente will keep your MacBook charging until the set Charge Limit of 80% is reached. When the Charge Limit is reached, AlDente will activate sleep again and your MacBook will go into sleep after the set time in macOS Preferences. When you open the lid and start using your MacBook again after a while, the battery percentage will be at 80%.

Example 2

Your MacBook is plugged in, charging and the battery percentage is currently 32% and the Charge Limit is set to 80%. “Disable Sleep until Charge Limit” is activated and you close the lid of your MacBook. You need to use your MacBook on the go after only a couple of minutes, therefore, you unplug your MacBook although the charge limit is not reached yet. AlDente notices that your MacBook is unplugged and will activate sleep again. When you start using your MacBook again, the charge level is exactly where it was when the MacBook was unplugged.

Question 1: Will the display be turned off while the macBook is closed but not in sleep because of alDente?

Yes, even though your MacBook is not in sleep, the display will still be turned off if the lid is closed even if your MacBook is not in sleep because of AlDente.

Question 2: What happens when i unplug my macBook while alDente has disabled sleep?

AlDente will recognize that your MacBook is not plugged in anymore and will enable sleep again. However, it can take a while until your MacBook will be in sleep. Depending on your chosen settings in Preferences of macOS.