Will My Computer Still Download In Sleep Mode

When I am downloading large files, I was just wondering if it is possible to have my MacBook continue to download the file when I close my laptop or put it into sleep mode?

No. Sleep stops all activity.
Does it still download? What's the best way to do this?

Use Display Sleep, or just wait for the file to finish downloading before you sleep the mac. (Set it up by going to >System Preferences...>Exposé & Spaces>Exposé. Select 'Display Sleep' as one of the Hot Corners. To sleep the display, just go to that corner.)
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Will Apps Download In Sleep Mode

Nov 7, 2008 6:32 PM

The simple answer, no. As suggested, just turn off your monitor and let it run like that. Same with peripheral lights if they're bothersome. If your PC or laptop sleeps by itself due to lack of input, check your power options in Control Panel. How to download games when your computer is on sleep mode. Perfect tutorial. Original title: windows 10: Sleep Mode. My laptop goes in sleep mode while downloading data, regardless of display and hard disk settings. I have Windows 10, ugraded from Windows 7. How to rectify this?.Post moved by the moderator to the appropriate forum category.Subject edited for clarity by the moderator.

Will My Computer Still Download In Hibernate Mode

Sleep mode, once known as Stand By or Suspend mode, saves energy but doesn’t quite turn the PC off. In Sleep mode, Windows saves what you’re doing and then puts the computer to sleep — meaning into a special low-power mode. The computer isn’t exactly off, and it restores itself quickly, which makes Sleep mode. Simple answer is No. When your computer enters the sleep mode, all non critical functions of your computer is switched off and only the memory will be running–that too on minimal power. This means your ethernet ports, USB dongles, and other peripherals will also shut down and hence your downloads will get paused on interrupted.