Daily Usage Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vomer, May 27, 2011.

  1. vomer macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Hi Guys,

    Just got my MBP a day ago and am wondering if it is ok to leave the macbook always plugged in to power when using it? I only take the power cord out at night after I shut down the laptop. Otherwise it is always on my desk plugged in during the day (sometimes sleeping and sometimes on).

    WOuld this be ok and not damage the battery?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    That's fine, although it's typically best to use the battery to about 50% a couple times a week.
  3. engaged44 macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2011
    It's fine. When I am home from college mine is pretty much 95 percent of the time plugged into the wall and used as a desktop.

    If your using the battery try and not keep the brightness up all the way, turn of Bluetooth if not using it, and try and turn the keyboard off.
  4. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    I also keep mine plugged in 95% of the time and it's always been fine (I've done this on all my laptops). Like was said above, once in a while run it halfway down or so. Also, they say you should calibrate it every few months, which requires running it all the way down.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008

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