CN - Mac - Change Power Settings


  • How do I change power settings on a Mac?


  • Oregon State University
  • Mac OSX



  1. Click on the "Apple" icon in the top left-hand corner.
  2. Select "System Preferences."
  3. On the System Preferences screen, click on the "Energy Saver" icon (it looks like a light bulb).
  4. If you have a laptop (MacBook, MacBook Pro, etc.) and would like to maximize the power savings, please utilize at least the settings below.
    1. Computer sleep: 30 minutes
    2. Display sleep: 5-10 minutes
    3. Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible - check
    4. Wake for network access - check
    5. Automatically reduce brightness before display goes to sleep - check
  5. The image below is only when the computer is plugged into a power charger. You can select "Battery" to configure the power options for when the computer utilizes battery power.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

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Mon 7/8/19 10:04 AM
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