How To Prevent My Mac From Sleeping

Keep Your Mac Awake with Caffeine

Have you ever worked on your Mac and the damn thing kept going to sleep on you when you least wanted it to? Then you have wake it up and enter your password….

I feel like this is more of a problem for Macbook users than iMac. Since power management is usually more important for laptops. The system settings are usually set to put the computer to sleep pretty fast so that the battery doesn’t get drained. Desktop users can usually afford longer wait times before the computer goes to sleep. But there are times when you actually need for your computer to stay awake. Either temporarily or for an entire session.

Keep MacBook Pro Awake with Lid Closed

Prevent Your Macbook Pro from sleeping when you close the lid

Let me paint a scenario for you. You use your Macbook Pro for just about everything. Especially for watching movies, TV and videos. Sometimes you would like to watch them on a bigger screen than what your laptop has to offer. That’s easy enough. Macbooks have ports so you can hook it up to an external monitor or a TV. Now you’ve logged into Netflix or have a DVD ripped to your hard drive ready to go. The cable is hooked up, you turn the lights out and sit down to enjoy the movie. But wait, the mood is kind of ruined because of that bright light coming from your Macbook Pro. Sure, you can turn it around to face the wall, maybe hide it behind a chair or even turn the display all the way down. But, you still have to find a place to put it because the of the awkward lid sticking up. What do you do?