MacOS Ventura Tips: How to Schedule Mac to Shut Down and Sleep

Shutdown and Sleep Mac

MacOS Ventura is the latest version of macOS, offering a significant update that introduces a new multitasking experience, overhauled apps, and much more. 

However, suppose you have upgraded from the previous macOS versions. In that case, you may have noticed that Apple removed the option to schedule shutdown and sleep on Mac directly from the Energy panel. 

In the current macOS version, scheduling your Mac to boot up, shut down, and wake or sleep automatically is still possible. By setting up these schedules in the Energy Saver preferences in System Preferences, you can save energy and ensure that your Mac is always ready to use when needed.

This guide will show you steps to schedule your Mac system to shut down and sleep in macOS Ventura. Before we go any further, make sure you have macOS Ventura installed on your machine. 

How to Schedule your Mac to Shut Down and Sleep in macOS Ventura

The section below will show you the steps for scheduling your Mac to shut down or sleep.

Set Your Mac to Turn On/Off Using Terminal

Using the Terminal is one of the most straightforward ways to set your Mac to automatically turn on or off. This method will involve entering specific commands, so make sure you follow our guide below to avoid any possible issues. 

Step 1: Open Launchpad, then search and click Terminal

Step 2: Now, enter the following commands:

  • Shut down: sudo pmset repeat shutdown MTWRFSU 16 : 30:00
  • Start: sudo pmset repeat wake MTWRFSU 17: 30 : 30

Step 3: Hit the Return key once you are done. 

The below letters represent each day of the week:

  • M: Monday
  • T: Tuesday
  • W: Wednesday
  • R: Thursday
  • F: Friday
  • S: Saturday
  • U: Sunday

However, the above method won’t work if the following requirements are not met:

  • You have already turned off your Mac , put it in sleep mode, or are now logged out of your device.
  • You have enabled the FileVault on your Mac
  • The document you are working on contains changes that have not been saved.

Set up Wake and Sleep Schedules for your Mac

In macOS Ventura, you can automatically set your Mac to sleep or wake directly from the System Settings. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Hit the Apple logo at the top of the screen and select System Settings from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Under Lock Screen settings, scroll down to the option that pertains to turning off the display on battery and power adapter, and select the desired time interval.

Step 3: That’s it. 

How to Prevent your Mac from Sleeping Automatically

In macOS Ventura, you can enable a setting that prevents your Mac from sleeping automatically. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Click the Apple logo and select System Settings

Step 2: Select Display and select Advanced.

Step 3: Now enable the toggle next to the Preventing automatically sleeping on power adapter when the display is off option and hit Done

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