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by Tom Nelson

Question: When I use the Mac’s sleep mode, what really happens? Is sleep the same as safe sleep? Are sleep or safe sleep modes really safe? Are there any security concerns? And can I change the Mac’s method of sleeping?

Answer: Macs have had a sleep mode for saving energy and quickly turning back on for quite a while. Yet, questions about what happens to a Mac when it sleeps remain perennial favorites among frequently asked questions.

To address questions about the Mac’s sleep function, we first need to know about the various sleep modes the Mac supports. Since 2005, Apple has provided three basic sleep modes: Sleep, Hibernation, and Safe Sleep.

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