Power Saver App Mac

Does your Mac go to sleep when you are downloading a file or backing it up? Do you want to keep your Mac from sleeping? Okay, there are three easy ways to do so. The first one is using the energy-saver feature, second is to use the terminal, and the third is using a third-party app. All of these methods are straightforward. So, let us dig right in and see how to stop your Mac from sleeping.

Prevent Your Mac from Sleeping Using Energy Saver

  1. Click on the Apple logo from top-right → Click on System Preferences.
  2. Click on Energy Saver.Note: If you are on a MacBook, you will see two tabs here: Battery and Power Adapter. You can follow steps 3 and 4 below for both Battery power and while your MacBook is charging.
  3. Drag the Turn display off after slider to Never → Select Ok from the popup.
  4. Next, tick the box for Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off.

If you’ve heard the phrase, “Once you go Mac, you never go back,” you know it holds true. Macs are premium devices with amazing features, awesome apps, and top-notch desktop programs. Mac apps are a different story. Just because you can’t see the app doesn’t mean it isn’t merrily churning along, shredding your battery as it goes. Well-written apps don’t generally do this, but not all developers have been blessed by the Anti-Memory Leak Deity. App Nap fixes this problem.

Now, your Mac will not go to sleep. If you wish to turn off this feature, follow the above steps, and drag the slider to the left and set the time according to your preference. Now, you Mac will sleep after the set period of inactivity.

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Prevent Mac From Sleeping Using Terminal App

  1. Go to Applications folder → Utilities → and open Terminal.Or press Command (⌘) + Space Bar to open Spotlight Search and type Terminal.
  2. Type one of the following Terminal commands according to your preference and hit the enter
  • caffeinate -d To prevent the display from sleeping
  • caffeinate -i To prevent the system from idle sleeping
  • caffeinate -m To prevent the disk from going idle
  • caffeinate -s Keep the Mac awake while it is plugged into AC power
  • caffeinate Now, your Mac will stay awake for as long as you leave the Terminal running. To stop this, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C
  • caffeinate -t 1800 & Here 1800 is the time in seconds. You can set it to anything. Now your Mac will stay awake for this time duration

Yes, screen savers are fun to look at for a few seconds, but those animations actually used to serve a purpose beyond simple entertainment. In older CRT and plasma monitors, and even newer OLED ones, leaving a static image on the screen for an extended period of time could create a burn-in, i.e., a burned in image that you'll vaguely see for a limited time (as in image persistence) or permanently. That’s where Low Battery Saver (Mac App Store link) comes in. The app’s purpose in life is solitary: It warns you when your battery hits a certain amount of time remaining, and then shuts down.

The above commands run as long as you leave the Terminal app running.

Using Third-party Apps

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  1. Download
  2. Open the app and click on Next. You can read and click Next on all subsequent screens to learn more about this app.
  3. Click on two half-circle icon (that looks like a pill) from the top menu bar.
  4. Click on Indefinitely. Now you Mac will never sleep.
  5. Now, Click on the Amphetamine app icon from the top menu bar and then click on End Current Session.

Other Apps That Prevent Your Mac From Sleeping

Amphetamine is potent (and popular). However, your choices are not limited. Some other great apps that keep your Mac from sleeping are:

That’s all, mate!

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These were the easy ways to keep your macOS device from sleeping. Now you can peacefully continue to download big files, backup the Mac, or prevent the screen from dimming when you are not watching a video in full screen. I hope this tutorial was helpful, and you learned something new.

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Which method are you going to use? System Preferences, any App, or Terminal? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments down below.

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