With its default settings, your Mac does a pretty good job of saving power. However, there are a few settings you can tweak to make it draw even less from the power grid. Let’s take a look at how to change the macOS Ventura Energy Saver settings on your desktop Mac.
Open Power Saver settings on a desktop Mac in macOS Ventura
Like most of the configuration options you’ll need on macOS Ventura, the Power Saver panel is located in System Preferences on your desktop Mac. Here’s how to get there.
Required time: 2 minutes.
- Click on it Apple logo In the upper left corner of your screen, then System Settings.
- Click on it Energy saver in the sidebar.
- Here you’ll find your Mac’s power-saving settings.
Depending on your Mac, there are different settings you can configure. Some people like it UPS settings, may not appear if you’ve never had an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connected to your desktop. Here’s what each element does.
If this is enabled, your Mac will wake up to allow access to shared resources, such as a printer or an Apple Music playlist.
If your home or office loses power, this setting tells your Mac to start a backup system after power is restored.
While your Mac sleeps, this option periodically wakes up to check for email, calendar, and other iCloud updates.
If you have a UPS connected to your Mac, this setting will allow you to configure the time or battery level at which your Mac will shut down if it is running on UPS battery power.
Schedule your Mac to turn off or on
It’s important to note that even though you don’t see it listed, it’s possible to schedule your Mac to shut down and restart. In previous versions of macOS, this schedule appeared Energy saver parameters. As for macOS Ventura, you have to configure them using command line tools from Terminal.
Configure the display in sleep mode
You may want to set your Mac so that its screen goes to sleep after a period of inactivity. You will be back for this System parameters. Click there Lock screen in the sidebar.
The first two options are probably the most important in terms of energy savings.
- Run a screen saver when inactive Allows you to set how long your Mac should sit idle before its screensaver activates.
- Turn off display when inactive Allows you to specify how long your Mac should remain idle before turning off the screen.
You can also configure whether your Mac asks for your password after the screen saver starts or turns off the screen, and you can even set a notification to appear when your Mac is locked.
Find similar settings on MacBook
It’s important to note that this article describes power-saving settings for a desktop Mac running macOS Ventura. This includes the Mac mini, iMac, Mac Studio and Mac Pro.
If you have a MacBook, you’ll find similar options, but in a different menu item. Instead, these options are found battery department System parameters.