How to Make Apple Computers Turn On and Off on a Schedule

Many users do not even suspect that macOS has all the tools to manage the work of Apple computers on a schedule. With this function, any “user” can set the start time, fall into “sleep” or turn off the device. Imagine how convenient it is if you arrive at your office in the morning and your computer is already up and running. Conversely, in the evening, you can safely go home without worrying about the fact that the Mac will be wasting electricity all night.

Schedule Power On and Off on Apple Computers

On iMac and Mac Mini

The first method of entering a schedule is on Apple computers only suitable for desktop PCs (iMac or Mac mini). 

  • Open “System Preferences”
  • Select “Energy Saver”
  • Go to the “Schedule” menu.

In this section, you can choose when to start or wake your computer from sleep mode, and when to turn it off or put it to sleep. Remember to also click “Ok” and “Schedule”make Apple computers turn on and off on a schedule

On MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Laptops

In MacBook AirMacBook Pro laptops, you also need to go to “System Preferences.” You should click on “Battery” and click on “Schedule” in the left column. Next, you already know what to do.schedule MacBook on and off

In order for the computer to stop working at the specified time, you must be sure to log into your account. Otherwise, the device will simply ignore your commands. And one more thing: if any documents with added but unsaved data are open on the Mac desktop, it will also not be able to turn off.

These settings can also control the operation of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with an integrated USB port. The entire programming procedure looks almost the same, with the only difference being that the UPS has several more options for behavior in the event of a sudden power outage.

It’s that simple! You can now schedule power on and off on your Apple computers in these easy steps.

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