Can I download from iTunes / system updates whilst my MacBook Pro is sleeping?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by MisterBigMack, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. MisterBigMack macrumors member

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    Is there a way around this. I wish to download a lot of my music from iCloud , like 40gb worth but I don't want to keep the MacBook "awake" does it download when it's sleeping?
    The same with system and app updates, it seems to stop when it goes to sleep, is there a way around this?

    Because the download is so big I will have to leave it open and turn the energy setting off so it doesn't go to the auto sleep

    Help please!
     
  2. NoBoMac, Sep 9, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014

    NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    No and yes.

    If running Lion or later, and on certain hardware, can turn on Power Nap which allows software updates, but doesn't do music downloads.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5394
     

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