Do Time Machine backup during sleep mode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by novetan, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. novetan macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    I understand Time Machine default setting for backup is something like every hr. What happen if I typed a document for 50 mins than walk away and computer goes to sleep mode before the hr. Will my doc backup automatically in sleep mode or do I have to force it to backup?

    Is there a way to change the default setting, say every 15 mins instead of every hr?

  2. bcave098 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2015
    Northern British Columbia
    It does backup when the computer is asleep if Power Nap is enabled (and your Mac is compatible).
  3. novetan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    Neat. Tks
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Your guess is indeed correct though, there is a window within which Time Machine won’t back up your files. You could shorten the duration by forcing a backup with a launch script, but it will come at a cost of battery life.

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