How to Turn Off Sleep on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Do you find it frustrating when your Mac goes to sleep on its own? Don’t worry, you can easily turn off the sleep mode on your Mac and keep it awake for as long as you need. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to disable sleep on your Mac.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple menu located in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can also press the “Command” key and the space bar simultaneously to open Spotlight search. Type “System Preferences” in the search bar and hit “Enter” to launch it.

Step 2: Access Energy Saver Settings

Once System Preferences is open, locate and click on the “Energy Saver” icon. This will open a new window with various power-related settings for your Mac.

Step 3: Adjust Sleep Settings

In the Energy Saver window, you will see two tabs at the top – “Battery” and “Power Adapter.” Make sure you are on the tab that corresponds to your current power source (either battery or power adapter).

Note: The settings for sleep mode may vary slightly between different versions of macOS.

If you are using a MacBook or MacBook Pro:

  • Drag the “Computer sleep” slider all the way to the right, setting it to “Never.”
  • In some cases, there might also be an option called “Display sleep.” Set this to “Never” as well if you want to prevent only your display from sleeping.

If you are using a desktop Mac:

  • Make sure the “Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off” option is checked.
  • Uncheck the “Put hard disks to sleep when possible” option if it is checked.

Step 4: Save Changes

After adjusting the sleep settings according to your preference, click on the “Save” button to apply the changes and exit System Preferences. Congratulations! You have successfully turned off sleep mode on your Mac.

Troubleshooting Tips:

If you are unable to locate the Energy Saver settings or experience any issues while following these steps, make sure you are logged in as an administrator on your Mac. If you still encounter problems, try restarting your Mac and attempting the steps again.

Note: While keeping your Mac awake can be useful in certain situations, it’s important to remember that continuous use without resting can lead to overheating. Make sure to monitor your Mac’s temperature and take breaks when necessary.

With sleep mode disabled, you can now use your Mac without interruptions caused by automatic sleep. Whether you’re watching a movie or working on a project, your Mac will stay awake as long as you need it to.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of disabling sleep mode on your Mac. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team or consult Apple’s official documentation for more information.

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