Hi all, I have recently bought an M1 MacBook Air and I'm trying to figure out how to stop it from going to sleep by itself after a few minutes as it is annoying when watching Netflix or Youtube. I am running the latest version of Big Sur. Any help would be appreciated.
System prefs, energy saver
In system preferences, go to energy saver. go to the battery option in the table, and then find the prevent computer from sleeping when the display is dimmed checkbox. Uncheck it. Hope that helps!
Unfortunately, this does not work on M1 Macs
First, there is no longer an Energy saver" preference pane, instead, we just have "battery". Second, even after changing various settings under the "battery" preferences, Mac still locks the screen after a few minutes of inactivity. This makes it difficult to edit audio or watch anything without touching a keyboard, etc.
I would welcome any ideas as well.
Thank you all.
Thanks to everyone who has replied to this post. Lets hope that Apple fix this issue with m1 macs soon.
Energy Saver is available on my Mc Mini M1
My Mac Mini M1 shows the Energy Saver option. But also check on Display and Screen Savers because there is a different setting that can be affecting you. Check under Screen Savers.