How to Schedule Startup and Shutdown on Mac


Apple’s MacOS provides lots of interesting features and this is the reason Mac systems are popular. One of those interesting features, ability to schedule your Mac’s startup, and shutdown timings is interesting. This feature is for those who usually forget to shutdown the system after long work. There may be many more reasons like in offices, when you want all systems to startup at a specific time and shutdown after the specific time.

In this guide, I will show you how to schedule Mac’s startup and shutdown timings.

How to Schedule Startup and Shutdown on Mac

Note: To use this feature, you need to keep your Mac device connected to power.

Step 1: Go to “System Preferences” and select “Energy savings”.


schedule startup shutdown Mac

Step 2: Tap on “Schedule” button located at the bottom right side of the dialogue box.

schedule startup shutdown Mac

Step 3: Select the checkboxes for start up or sleep. From the dropdown saying sleep, you can select options: Sleep, Restart or shutdown.

How to Schedule Startup and Shutdown on Mac

Step 4: Select the appropriate timing and click on Ok.

You should also note that your system must be awake at the time it is scheduled to shutdown. If it is in sleep mode, it will continue sleeping instead of shutting down.

Final Words

By using these simple steps, you can easily schedule the startup and shutdown of your Mac device. This is a small but useful feature for many people who use system a lot.

Try this and let us know your feedback in comments.


Written by Deepanker

Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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