Here is how to set your Mac to automatically shut down, restart or sleep

MacOS allows you to schedule automatic shutdown, restart or sleep operation using its stock scheduling feature. This is a handy feature, as it lets you saves a considerable amount of power and electricity, especially when you have tons of files downloading on your Mac.

If the scheduling feature looks unfamiliar to you, don’t worry because we are here to help. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to set your Mac to automatically shut down, restart or sleep

Steps to set your Mac to automatically shut down, restart or sleep

Step one: First off, you are supposed to access Spotlight on your Mac. To do this, you simply need to hold down the Command key and press the Spacebar

Step two: Once you are done, you need to type “Energy Saver” into the text field and click on the result shown below. Optionally, you can access Energy Saver settings from the System Preferences on your Mac

Step three: Next up, click on the schedule button located in the bottom right corner of the screen and you will be presented with two options including Start up or Wake and Shut Down, Sleep or Restart.

Step four: All you need to do now is to check the second box and select Shut Down, Sleep or Restart from the drop-down menu and set your preferred day and time

Step five:  Once you are done, you simply need to click the Ok button and exit out of the Energy Saver settings window.

That’s it! If you want to disable scheduling feature on your Mac, you simply need to repeat the above process and tick the second box again.

Note that you cannot set your Mac to automatically to restart, shut down and sleep at the same time, so choose one you like and let the process begin.

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