If you are a Macintosh owner, turning off your mac periodically is a great practice for a few reasons.

  1. It saves you money by using less energy. Assuming you worked from 9am to 5pm, if you turned your mac off while you were away, you would conserve energy by not having to recharge it when you get back home.
  2. It stops memory leaks. Memory leaks occur when programs on a mac are not closed properly. When the mac restarts itself, it makes sure that all programs are closed properly.
  3. It gives your mac time to install vital updates. Mac’s need a reboot to install updates, restarting your mac would help push these updates through.
  4. Restarting your mac also allows your mac to clear cache and it’s random access memory, which makes your computer faster next time you use it

 

Turning Your Macbook Off an On on a schedule is very easy

Click The Apple Logo On the Top Left Corner Of Your Screen

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Click The Systems Preferences Tab

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On The Systems Preferences Page, Click On The Energy Saver Icon

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On The Bottom of the Energy Saver Page, Click Schedule

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Once You Click The Schedule Tab, You will be able to set a start and stop time

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Note: This is a beginner level tutorial. If you leave documents unsaved, the automatic shut off will not kick in, but it will put you mac to sleep.


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