Use the Macintosh Energy Saver settings to automatically turn off the monitor. We recommend that public and lab computers not be put to sleep, but displays/hard drives may be put to sleep.


  • Launch System Preferences either from the Apple menu (top left) or the Dock
  • Click Energy Saver
  • Use 15 minutes for display sleep
  • Make sure your settings look like this

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Recommended Settings for Mac Notebooks (unplugged):

  • Use 5 minutes for display/hard drive sleep
  • Use 15 minutes for system/computer sleep.