A method for Scheduling Your Mac to Automatically Start Up or Shut Down

This topic will guide you to Schedule Your Mac to Automatically Start Up or Shut Down. You might don’t know that MacOS provides a helpful energy saving functionality which allows you to set your Mac to start up, shutdown, sleep, or restart on a planned schedule .

How to Set Your Mac to Automatically Start Up, Shut Down, Sleep, or Restart

  • Step 1. Open System Preferences on your Mac. (Simply click on the Apple symbol at the top left corner on your screen and select System Preferences)

  • Step 2. Then, tap on the Energy Saver icon.

  • Step 3. Now, hit Schedule at the bottom right corner.

  • Step 4. Next, it is necessary to set the time for the start up or sleep/restart/shut down.

You desire your Mac to start at a certain moment on a specific day. Check the box to the left of Start up or wake. After that, click on the drop-down menu for Every day and choose the option that you feel comfortable .



Then, tap on the drop-down menu next to the time and modify it. Then, click on OK to confirm your customization.
As the same way, the computer can be scheduled to sleep, restart, shut down at the desired time and day.



From this point, your computer will certainly sleep or turn off at the established time. It is worth noticing that your macOS device must be awake when you schedule to shutdown otherwise, the Mac won’t turn off.

In addition, the computer needs to be in awake status for 10 minutes past that stipulated time.

Moreover, you will be informed that “this Mac has been scheduled to go to sleep automatically” before the specified time. There will be two options representing that you want to cancel it or allow it to continue.

That’s it!

Wrapping up…

Finally, that’s how you can establish your Mac to get into action or switch off at the specified time.