Tired of your Mac screen timing out too quickly? Learn how to adjust your screen timeout settings in just a few simple steps! Get your Mac running the way you want it in no time.
Having the screen timeout on your Mac set to a higher value can help you save on battery life, but it can also be annoying if you are used to having it stay on for a longer period of time. Luckily, it is easy to adjust the screen timeout settings on a Mac.
Step 1: Open System Preferences
Navigate to the Apple menu in the top left corner of the screen, then select System Preferences.
Step 2: Select the Energy Saver Option
In the System Preferences window, select the Energy Saver option.
Step 3: Adjust the Slider
The Energy Saver window will contain two sliders, one for the computer’s battery and one for the display. The display slider controls the screen timeout settings. Slide the display slider to the right to increase the amount of time the screen will stay on when the computer is not in use. Slide it to the left to reduce the amount of time the screen will stay on. Make sure to select the checkbox next to the display slider to enable the settings.
Step 4: Save Changes
Once you have adjusted the display slider to your desired settings, select the lock icon in the bottom left corner of the window to save the changes. You may be prompted to enter your password to confirm the settings.
Step 5: Test the Settings
To test the settings, simply move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard. The screen should turn off after the specified amount of time. If the screen does not turn off, make sure that the checkbox next to the display slider is selected.
Adjusting the screen timeout settings on a Mac is a simple process that can help you save on battery life and reduce the amount of time the screen stays on when the computer is not in use. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily adjust the settings to your desired level.