Schedule your Mac to shut down or go to sleep automatically
Schedule your Mac to turn on, turn off, go to sleep, or wake from sleep at specified times. You might do this if you want to be sure your Mac turns off when you aren’t working and turns on before you come to work.
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Energy Saver.
- Click Schedule, then select the options you want to use.
- To schedule a startup or wake time for your Mac, select the “Start up or wake” checkbox. Choose a day or group of days from the pop-up menu, then enter a time.
- To schedule a shutdown, sleep, or restart time for your Mac, select the bottom checkbox and choose the appropriate option from the pop-up menu. Choose a day or group of days from the pop-up menu, then enter a time.
Your Mac must be awake and you must be logged in for it to shut down at the scheduled time. If you are not logged in or your Mac is in sleep, it won’t shut down at the scheduled time.