Sync or Sleep – dozing Mac prevents long Apple TV syncs

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Wardotron, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Should iTunes prevent the host Mac going into sleep mode when syncing?

    Lengthy syncs between iTunes and my Apple TV are interrupted by my Mac going to sleep. When I wake the laptop, unsurprisingly the sync has stopped.

    Am I right in thinking that iTunes usually keeps the computer awake as long as the sync is in progress? If so, what could have gone wrong?

    As an interim measure I have set the laptop remain awake when connected to power, but this is not ideal.

    If it helps the great minds of the forum, here's my setup:

    • MacBook Pro 15" unibody connected via WIFI
    • Airport Extreme N router
    • USB HD shared via Air Disk
    • Apple TV connected to Airport via ethernet

    All software is fully updated across all devices.

    Help!
     

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