How do I stop my Mac from waking up?

Answered by Willian Lymon

To stop your Mac from waking up, you can adjust the settings in the Energy Saver preferences. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences.”
2. In the System Preferences window, click on “Energy Saver.”
3. If you are using a MacBook, make sure you are on the “Battery” tab. If you are using a Mac desktop computer, you should already be on the “Power Adapter” tab.
4. Look for the option that says “Wake for network access” and click on the pop-up menu next to it.
5. From the options in the pop-up menu, choose “Never.” This will prevent your Mac from automatically waking up when it detects network activity.
6. Close the Energy Saver preferences window.

By following these steps, your Mac should no longer wake up automatically for network access. This can be useful if you want to conserve battery power on a MacBook or if you simply don’t want your Mac to wake up unnecessarily.