The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wake, Sleep, Shut down schedule!

A great tip submitted by Nathan DiGesare. It is possible to set a schedule for your Mac to start up, wake up, sleep or shut down. It is done in the Energy Saver pane of System Preferences. The "Schedule" button is located in the lower right corner.


Blogger Zamil Mattar said...

i have been facing a problem whenever i use this function. Every time i set my macbook to shutdown at a certain time, it does so without any problem.. however my macbook turns itself back on at 11am even though i did not set a schedule for its power up. It only happens when i use this scheduling function. What could be happening?

May 15, 2008 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger Sleepy Inspiration said...

I've been studying overseas and my real alarm clock would work properly when I plugged it into my adapter and into the UK socket. Since then I have been using Alarm Clock 2 as my wake-up device. Pick a song from my iTunes library and set a time and date and wake up to the rockin' guitars of OK Go. It also has a stopwatch and timer-countdown so I can put something in the oven and set it on Alarm Clock and be ready in the kitchen before anything burns. :-)

May 15, 2008 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yea, I used this function for a while, but have had the same problem Zamil has. I am not sure what causes this, but it happens without fail...

Any suggestions?

May 15, 2008 at 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zamil- It is possible you have a program that automatically wakes your computer. Maybe something that checks for updates daily. My only suggestion is to check the preferences of programs that check for updates to see if you have allowed them to wake your computer.

May 15, 2008 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Alan Lau said...

Me too, I have the same problem as Zamil. My MacBook with Leopard does shut down when I set my MacBook to shutdown at a certain time. But it restarts automatically after some time later.

This problem does not happen when I was using Tiger 1 year ago, can anyone tell this to Apple?

May 17, 2008 at 6:45 AM  

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