Is it possible to have my Mac turn on and off on a schedule?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by majordude, May 16, 2014.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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  2. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    System Prefs > Energy Saver > Schedule.

    A modern Mac uses a *tiny* amount of power when asleep, though.
     
  3. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow, never saw that before! Thanks! :)
     
  4. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Enable "Wake on Demand" from the same preference pane and you'll be able to remotely access your Mac, even when it's scheduled to be sleeping. Handy!

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3774
     
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Personally I just leave mine on 24/7. It puts itself to sleep after a while of inactivity, but wakes in seconds.
    It's supposed to be better for the components, and as he says the power consumption is pretty small.
     

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