How to Stop Your Mac From Going to Sleep

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of your Mac going to sleep every time you step away from it? It can be frustrating, especially if you’re in the middle of an important task or watching a movie.

But fear not, there are ways to prevent your Mac from going to sleep. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to keep your Mac awake using a few simple steps.

Method 1: Adjusting Energy Saver Settings

If you want to stop your Mac from going to sleep, one of the easiest ways is by adjusting the Energy Saver settings. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1: Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Step 2: Select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Step 3: In the System Preferences window, click on “Energy Saver.”
  4. Step 4: You’ll see two tabs – “Battery” and “Power Adapter.” Make sure to adjust the settings for both.

Battery Tab

The Battery tab contains settings for when your Mac is running on battery power. Here’s what you can do:

  • Slightly dim the display while on battery power: Check this option if you want to conserve battery life but still keep your Mac awake.
  • Turn display off after: Set a longer duration here so that your Mac doesn’t go to sleep too quickly when idle.

Power Adapter Tab

The Power Adapter tab contains settings for when your Mac is connected to a power source. Here’s what you can do:

  • Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off: Check this option to ensure that your Mac stays awake even if the display is turned off.

Method 2: Using Terminal Commands

If you prefer using Terminal and want more control over your Mac’s sleep settings, you can use a couple of commands. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1: Open Terminal. You can find it in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder, or by searching for it using Spotlight.
  2. Step 2: Type the following command to prevent your Mac from sleeping while it’s running on battery power:
    sudo pmset -b sleep 0
  3. Step 3: Press Enter and enter your password when prompted.
  4. Step 4: Type the following command to prevent your Mac from sleeping while it’s connected to a power source:
    sudo pmset -c sleep 0
  5. Note: If you want to revert back to the default settings, simply replace “0” with “1” in both commands.

In Conclusion

To stop your Mac from going to sleep, you can either adjust the Energy Saver settings or use Terminal commands for more control. Experiment with these methods and find what works best for you. Now you can keep your Mac awake and continue working or enjoying your favorite content without interruptions.

Remember to save your work and take regular breaks to avoid straining your eyes. Happy computing!

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