prevent sleep while uploading or downloading

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dantastic, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. dantastic macrumors 6502

    dantastic

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    Jan 21, 2011
    #1
    I have just bought a macbook pro to replace my iMac.

    I have noticed that the laptop is falling asleep in the middle of downloads and uploads for instance. Is there any way of stopping this?

    So if I walk away from the laptop with a file downloading in Firefox I don't want the laptop to fall asleep, I want it to continue to download the file.

    Similarly I have scheduled online backups happening at night, well, they used to happen..... It looks like perhaps they are starting but when I start using the computer in the morning they are not complete. It looks like nothing has been uploaded.

    I see there is a setting to disable sleep completely but that's not really what I want either, just disable sleep when there is significant network traffic due to me uploading or downloading.
     
  2. Steelseries macrumors member

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    Aug 2, 2013
    #2
    What I do is to set: Turn display off after to Never at system preferences, energy saver
    Activate Screen Saver
    Turn Brightness all the way down.
     
  3. tigerintank macrumors regular

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    Jun 16, 2013
    #3
    In energy saver i have 'Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when display is off' ticked.

    This is on a late 2013 rMBP.

    I know it works as I'm uploading photos (very slowly) and left it on overnight with no issues.
     
  4. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    New England, USA
    #4
    Down load "Caffeine" app. All is does is keep your MBP from sleeping when you activate it.
     

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