macOS Ventura: Mac sleep settings

macOS Ventura Settings Hibernation on Mac

After the update to macOS Ventura, I started pondering how to set the time after which the Mac or MacBook Pro goes into sleep mode and the display is deactivated.

This used to be in the area System Settings → Battery been to find, but now Apple has adjusted the system settings to the view of iPadOS.

In this article I will show you where you can find the settings for the sleep mode on the Mac from macOS Ventura onwards.
In this article I will show you where you can find the settings for the sleep mode on the Mac from macOS Ventura onwards.

Power saving options now under lock screen

Starting with macOS Ventura, the settings for the Mac's sleep mode can be found under System Preferences → Lock Screen.

There you will find the following options (some are only available on MacBook Pro or MacBook Air models):

  • Start screensaver when inactive for ... minutes.
  • Disable display on battery if inactive for ... minutes.
  • Turn off display when plugged in if idle for ... minutes.
  • Password required after activating the screensaver or deactivating the display after ... minutes.
  • Show message in lock state.
  • Login window shows user list / name and password.
  • Show the Hibernate, Restart, and Power Off buttons.
  • Show password hint.
  • Accessibility options.

The time after which the Mac goes to sleep is set using the "Disable display when running on battery"And"Disable display when plugged in“ fixed.

These settings determine when the Mac deactivates the display – and thus also activates hibernation.
These settings determine when the Mac deactivates the display – and thus also activates hibernation.

Only disable display, but no sleep mode

As you can see in the control panel, there is no way to control the sleep mode and the display off separately.

If you only want the display to turn off but not the Mac to go to sleep at the same time, then you have to look here in the system settings:

  • System settings → Displays → More options → Don't automatically wake up when plugged in when the display is off

Enabling this option only turns off the Mac's screen, but doesn't put it to sleep.

In the system settings for the displays, you can also specify whether the Mac should also go to sleep when the screen is deactivated.
In the system settings for the displays, you can also specify whether the Mac should also go to sleep when the screen is deactivated.

 

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14 Responses to “macOS Ventura: Mac Sleep Preferences”

  1. The German localization "for 15 minutes" or similar is unfortunately irritating with the adjustable times. What is meant is probably screen saver use or deactivation (= idle state) "after" 15 minutes of idle time.

  2. There is a free mini app on the Appstore called "Amphetamine", by William Gustafson. You can use it to set how and for how long the Mac should not go into sleep mode.

    IMHO even quite sophisticated. I haven't tried whether it still works under Ventura.

  3. This all sounds a bit like a step backwards, because you can no longer determine when exactly the sleep mode is used, or am I too stupid to see it?

    For me it means that the connected screen doesn't "wake up" itself in the morning, for example, because the MacBook was in sleep mode and didn't send a signal. The monitor then turned off. Of course I would like to avoid that.

    1. Why can't you? I thought I explained it in detail above. 😊 Regarding the monitor: This looks to me like an issue with that specific monitor as mine also goes to sleep but it then woke up to the Mac again. I have an LG.

      1. Wasn't it possible to explicitly specify earlier that the monitor turns off after x minutes and separately specify that the Mac goes to sleep after y minutes? You can't say that exactly anymore, or am I just not seeing the forest because there are trees in the way?

          1. By the way: If I activate "Do not automatically activate hibernation when connected to mains power when the display is off", my MBP will still go to hibernation.

            Do you have any idea? Does this only work if it is connected to the power via Magsafe?

          2. Hi Michael! You're asking someone who doesn't have a clue either. 😂 I think that not everything works as it should and hopefully Apple will improve it with a future update.

    2. you're not too stupid alone :D - I can't do it either. But Apple failed here! You can make it complicated, and that's what they did. I couldn't even find certain settings without Google... I mean, who is looking for the screensaver under lock screen? So I'm looking for the screen saver under screen saver. But he's not there. There are settings for color and speed, nothing else.
      But everything went wrong with Ventura anyway. If it wasn't so damn much work to go back... But I'll regret this update for decades to come.
      And I have the problem that Michael mentioned here, that monitors don't wake up anymore. I turn mine on and they stay blank, no longer getting a picture, until I turn the iMac off and on.
      Honestly, I would now like to use brute force at Apple, they only sleep in the office there. When I then watch videos of how programmers set up their equipment, how they go about their jobs, the pen lies bolt upright on the desk, the mouse is aligned, the keyboard is disinfected every 2 minutes, the purple ambient light has to be right, and the coffee cup is growing Measure aligned and positioned on the table. Everything is posh, but such order-fetishists don't work because of all the tidying up... I mean, nothing against order, but when I see something like that exaggerated, I ask myself how such a messed-up control panel can get such bullshit...

      1. Well, on the topic of screwed up: the Ver-Appler just put everyone on the iPhones. Only the company car washers and parking lot attendants are left for the Macbooks.

        Why Ver-Appler? Well, they manage to get a fresh thousand out of the iPhone id**ts for 8 pixels more.

        If only I could do it myself... The stockbrokers say that's why the brothers are worth more than 2 billion dollars. And that's a lot... Because as Merkel said at the time: "Here's a billion, there's a billion, and in the end it's a lot of money..."

  4. What do you actually mean by "Show message when locked... set"?
    When I click "Set" I get a window "Set a message to display on the locked screen".
    Can/should I then write “Hello guys. As you can see, you see nothing. That's because you guys are looking at my lock screen."

    Seriously?

    1. Hello Falk! Yes, that's how I understood it. Maybe there are even more useful uses for the message if you think about it a little longer. I can't think of much right now... maybe "This phone will self-destruct in 20 seconds. Please step back!" 😂

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