To keep your beloved Apple Mac in tip top condition for as long as possible, learning to put it in sleep mode is a good start.
Continuously turning your computer on and off through out the day is actually more harmful and more likely to drain the life of your battery quicker then sending your machine to sleep.
Putting your Mac on a resting sleep mode effectively shuts down every inch of your mac, softwares and all, so it is running on a bare minimum of power.
But done worry, Apple Macs are not heavy sleepers. You wont need an ice cold bucket of water or a giant pair of brass cymbals to wake it up. A simple tap of a key and it will instantly wake up, refreshed and ready and rearing to listen to our comands. Alternatively this that does not work then one light press on the power button will soon jolt it back.
In short, putting your computer in sleep mode not only prevents wear and tear of your Mac but it also allows you to have it ready to run at your beck and calls – no more twiddling your thumbs waiting for it to start up.
There are three handy ways to send you Mac to the land of nod – Manually x2 and instantly.
How to put your Mac in Sleep Mode Manually
Manual Mac Sleep Mode Version 1
1.) Start by clicking on the mini apple symbol nestled on the top left of your tool bar.
2.) From the drop down menu select ‘Sleep’.
Manual Mac Sleep Mode Version 2
1.) Gently press your power button once.
2.) A box will pop up with these options – ‘Restart’, ‘Sleep’, ‘Cancel’ and ‘Shut Down’.
3.) Click ‘Sleep’. (I know it’s not rocket science).
How to put your Mac in Sleep Mode Instantly
1.) Shut the lid – east peasy.
A handy point to know is if you are going to be moving your Mac around, it is safest to do it with the lid closed. For example you are moving from one class to the next. Close the lid and before you set off.