Fixed: MacBook Pro, Air, iMac Goes to Sleep randomly While in Use

One of the Mac users has a complaint that his MacBook Pro keeps going to sleep randomly. He…
Macbook Pro AIr goes to sleep randomly while in use.

Macbook Pro AIr goes to sleep randomly while in use.

One of the Mac users has a complaint that his MacBook Pro keeps going to sleep randomly. He said that it goes to sleep while in use. I also had this problem with my iMac. My iMac keeps going to sleep by itself. Then one of the Mac users said some solutions to fix this issue. Those solutions worked like a charm. So here I gonna share that solution to fixing this frustrating issue.

Why My MacBook Air/Pro keeps going to sleep unexpectedly?

In our Mac, we can set a time to make it sleep automatically. Many Mac users enable this option and say my mac keeps going to sleep by itself while in use.

How to prevent the Mac from going to sleep by itself?

Solution 1: Disable sleep timer

  1. Go to Apple Menu.
  2. And select the System Preferences->Energy Saver.
  3. Select the Power Adapter tab.
  4. There you can see two options: Computer sleep and Display Sleep. Set Computer sleep to Never and Display sleep to 15 min.
  5. To set them to Never, drag the slider until it reaches Never (at the right corner).

Note:  You can set the time to put your Mac to sleep. It will automatically go to sleep when it reaches the time that you select (even it is in use).

Solution 2: Check your Mac screws 

Sometimes this problem may occur when the screw is moved out or shacking on the mac.

Mac goes to sleep randomly

  1. From the button of the Mac, you can the screws on your mac.
  2. Just look at this if it is moving or not, if it is yes then placing it well using the screwdriver.

Solution 3: Remove the magnetic stuff around the Mac

If any magnetic stuff around your table or Mac, And don’t place the charger or adapter near your mac, it will also cause your Mac to sleep automatically. . So check it out.

Solution 4: Check for Mission Control

  1. Go to Apple Menu->System Preferences->Mission Control.
  2. Click Hot Corners.
  3. Make sure that Put Display to Sleep option is not selected for any corner.

Solution 5: Reset SMC

If your Mac has a non-removable battery,

  1. Shut down your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Press and hold the Shift + Control + Option + Power Button simultaneously.
  3. Then release them at the same time.
  4. Turn on your Mac.

If your Mac has a removable battery,

  1. Remove the battery out of your Mac.
  2. Press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds.
  3. Insert the battery into your Mac.
  4. Turn on your Mac by pressing Power Button.

Solution 6: Reset NVRAM/PRAM

  1. Turn off your Mac via the Apple menu->Shut Down (or) press the Power Button until your Mac shut down.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Then immediately press and hold the Option + Command + P + R keys simultaneously as quickly as possible after pressing the Power Button.
  4. Keep pressing until you hear the startup sound for the second time.

SEE ALSO: Mac Freezes After Sleep

I hope above all the solution is helps to fix your issue with Macbook Pro and Air sleeps randomly. And if you know any other solutions or doubts let us know via comments. Thank you.

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