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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.
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.
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.
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