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My computer goes to sleep after just a few minutes. How can I change the sleep settings?

Sleep Settings
The standard sleep settings are as follows:

  • 60 minutes when plugged in to electrical power (iMac and MacBook)
  • 30 minutes on battery (MacBook only)

If your computer goes to sleep in a shorter time period that the standards listed above, please open a Web Help Desk work order ticket, or call the Technical Support at x6688 to have the sleep settings changed to the standard settings above.

Screen Saver Time
If you need to change the number of minutes before your Screen Saver comes up, see KB Article 95 and follow the instructions under "Change Screen Saver settings" (step 4 shows how you can use the slider to adjust the amount of time before the screen saver turns on). See also Mac 101: Change Your Screen Saver.

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