Schedule automatic Mac wake up / sleep time

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Exit34, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Exit34, Jan 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013

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    #1
    Hello guys,

    I recently purchased a new mini and would like to schedule a set time ever day for the mini to wake up and a set time for it to then go to sleep. I understand where the schedule preference is under energy saver, however I have a few questions.

    The attached image is the initial energy saver screen you see. Am I able to leave the "computer sleep" and "display sleep" currently at its default settings, or would I have to set these to 'Never' sleep in order to follow a specific wake/sleep schedule?

    My set-up is the computer will always be powered on. I would like for it to wake at 6AM and sleep at 1AM. For the time in-between 6AM and 1AM, I would like for the computer to NEVER sleep at all. I do not mind either way what the display does, as I manually turn the display off when away from the computer.

    Any provided insight into what I need to do to accomplish what I had described would be appreciated.

    Thanks all

    Edit: Here is the image I had referred to http://alvinalexander.com/sites/default/files/users/user3/2-energy-saver.jpg
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Put the top slider to never, ensuring it never sleeps of its own accord. Put the 2nd slider to something sensible, eg 15-20 minutes. Even if you put the screen off, this will stop the mac outputting an image so will save a little power.

    Then set your sleep/wake timings in the schedule tab.

    I think this will ensure its always on during the day and sleeping at night.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much for the reply. Will try out those settings shortly.
     

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