regarding downloading and sleep mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by evanrousso, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. evanrousso macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
    If I am in the middle of downloading something and I close my macbook will it continue to download. If not, how do I get it to not sleep until the download is complete?
  2. tvguru macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    Kenora, ON Canada
    It would stop downloading. Keep the screen up and it shouldn't go to sleep until the download is done. All of the options are within Energy Saver in Preferences. But basically it only goes to sleep when inactive unless you close the lid.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    That's a good rule of thumb but it can depend on the Mac, the Energy Saver settings and also app being used to download the files. If my iBook is set to Lowest Performance, it'll fall asleep sometimes whilst downloading from Safari. :)
  4. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    I have a similar question, only for the new mac mini instead. Will it resume downloading files when its in sleep mode?
  5. halfbelgian macrumors member


    Jan 31, 2009
    Winnipeg, Canada

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