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Keep Mac Awake

With Screen Unlocked

Download the Caffeine app

With Screen Locked

  1. In System Preferences > Energy Saver, check the box for “Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off” (on laptops, this is under the Power Adapter tab)
  2. In System Preferences > Security & Privacy, check the box for “Require password after sleep or screen saver begins” and set the delay in the dropdown menu to “immediately”

Now, you can hit command-option-power to turn off the display without sleeping the computer, and doing anything that turns on the display (like hitting a key or clicking a mouse button) will prompt you for your account password.

macos - How can I keep my Mac awake AND locked? - Ask Different

keep_mac_awake.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/09 09:56 (external edit)