How to Schedule the Startup and Shutdown of Your Mac

Nowadays, Macs are very important because of how useful they are for everyday life, be it for work, business, or leisure. It has a lot of functionality, and much of it is in places where an average user won’t even bother to look.

One of the many features of the mac OS is its ability to have your Mac’s startup scheduled as well as the shutdown. This is an important feature when you have the tendency to forget to shut down your Mac after a rather long day of working.

This feature is also great when you want your Mac to turn on automatically at a certain time, allowing you to access it remotely. Either way, when you choose it to function, you will certainly find this feature useful. In this article, we will show you how you can schedule your Mac’s startup and shutdown timings.

For this feature to function, you have to remember to connect your Mac to Power. The following are the steps to automate the startup and shutdown of your Mac.

  1. The first thing you have to do is going to “Systems Preferences” and click “Energy Savings.
  2. When you have clicked “Energy Savings,” you will see “Schedule.” Click that.
  3. On “Schedule” click on the boxes next to “Sleep” and “Startup or Wake.

Here, you can even make use of the drop down menu in changing the preference from “Shutdown” to “Sleep,” as well as “Restart.”

When you have already done that, you can set the time for when you want your Mac to startup or to shut down. In the same way, you can set the time for “Sleep,” too. This will make sure that the Mac will go to sleep at the time you have specified.

Make Use of Apps to Schedule Your Mac Startup and Shutdown

If you feel that you need an app to make this happen, there are three that can do this function. You have to keep in mind, though, that some of these apps may not work in macOS Sierra. So to be sure, check the compatibility of your Mac to these apps before buying them.

These are some of the ways that you can automate the startup and shutdown of your Mac. Wouldn’t it be cool to arrive at your desk and your Mac will startup on its own?


Lozi is a tech lover with good knowledge about tech gadgets and smartphones. She loves to write about the latest technological trends and share them with everyone.

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