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There come times when you wish to close the lid of your Mac but still want it to stay awake and not go into sleep mode. But then, by default, OS X automatically puts your machine into sleep mode as soon as you close the lid. Neither you can tweak any system setting nor you can run any command to change this scenario. But then you don’t have to worry more about this as our keen developers have worked hard to make our every desire possible by introducing a third-party app, which helps in  Keeping our Mac Awake When Lid Is Closed.

 

With InsomniaX: Most effective Way to Keep Your MacBook Awake While Lid Is Closed

Step 1: InsomniaX application must be installed on your device.

Step 2: After successful installation, launch the application. You will find the logo of the app at the top.

How To Keep Your Mac Awake When Lid Is Closed

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Step 3: Now at last tap on the logo of InsomniaX and select Disable Lid Sleep.

How To Keep Your Mac Awake When Lid Is Closed

After performing above steps successfully, you will find that even after closing your Mac’s lid it is still awake.

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With External Display: Only way to Keep Your Mac Awake Without Third Party Software

As we all know that there is no way out for keeping your Mac awake even after closing the lid. But then there is one exception which let your MacBook awake while your lid is closed if: 

  • The power supply is connected, and
  • An external display is connected, and
  • An external mouse and keyboard are connected. USB and Bluetooth both work.

If you have all of that, you can close the laptop without it going to sleep, turning your laptop into an improvised desktop computer. If you’ve got a large display taking up your entire desk, this is probably the best way to use your MacBook.

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