How often does everyone shutdown their MBP?

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  1. longthizzz macrumors regular

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    just got my mbp and i have been read mix things about shutting down the mac

    i went to the apple store m and they said i should shut it down while others say they never shut it down since they brought it

    idk im a newbie mac user
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I shut it down everyday :)
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    When at home and docked I leave it on all the time. When traveling I usually turn it off unless I'm going to be using it again within a day. This is change from before I had a SSD as the startup and shutdown time was too large. Since it now boots in 15 seconds I turn it off.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Those response plus those here probably indicate it doesn't really matter....I tend to shut mine down only when it needs it, i.e. a sw install/update or I suspect an issue.
     
  5. Scott7975 macrumors 6502

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    I bought mine in October. I have not shut it off yet except for the quick shut downs during updates, or reboots to swap between win 7 and osx. It stays in standbye when not in use.
     
  6. longthizzz thread starter macrumors regular

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    yah that what i was planning on doing for mines

    does anyone see a downside on it
     
  7. applehead12 macrumors member

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    Only when needed. Which usually means it stays on or in standby mode for 90+ days at a time.
     
  8. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502

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    I hardly ever do a full shutdown. The only benefit(if you want to call it that) I've seen to shutting it down is it closes out some programs I've left running and forgot about.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    The only time I shut my rMBP down is to travel, otherwise its on 100% of the time. I'll put it into sleep, but not shut down.
     
  10. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    Never, shut the cover it goes into sleep mode
     
  11. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

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    I shut mine down every day (in the morning after use before I go to work and at night before I go to bed). I don't see the need to keep it on, even in standby mode, because it's just a waste of energy since I'm obviously not using it and it just makes me feel better to know that it's off and not wasting battery. That's just my $.02 though. Everyone has different opinions and beliefs on whether or not they should shut off their computer or not, but I do because it gives me the piece of mind.
     
  12. Chuck Rodent macrumors member

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    Mine is docked to the TB display and on all the time. Since it only goes to the office for the day when not docked, there is no need to turn it off.
     
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  14. Daniele Mnn macrumors newbie

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    I turn it off every night and I do the same with my phone.
     
  15. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Now that I seem to have exorcised most of the Mavericks ghosts, I only shut down (reboot) for updates--which in this case was the last OS update.
     
  16. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Another vote for never shutting it down.

    Only exception is for necessary reboots, and SMC and/or PRAM resets.
     
  17. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I never, ever, shut my Mac's off. The only exception is if there is a severe thunderstorm approaching. Then I turn all my electronics off and unplug them from the wall until the storm passes.

    However, with the MBP, I just unplug it and leave it.

    Otherwise, I just put all of my Mac's to sleep and I've been doing this for many years.
     
  18. Orr macrumors 6502

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  19. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    For 8 yrs I never shut down my Macbook or Imac.

    Now though I started shutting down my new Imac Fusion and Macbook Pro SSD, because I use passwords to log in.

    Just going to sleep doesn't seem to require passwords.
     
  20. Marty62 macrumors 6502

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    +1 for shutting down every day.

    I have forgotten once or twice but otherwise all my computers are turned
    off overnight.

    I don't know if it's good/bad either way, it's just what I do.

    I know that it used to be the case that pro recording studios NEVER turned their
    systems off .... stopped "power up/down" issues !!

    MM.
     
  21. augustya macrumors 68000

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    I think I read this on the APPLE site, APPLE recommends to restart the mac every 3 days ?
     
  22. Scott7975 macrumors 6502

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    Must be something in your settings. Every time I raise my lid I have to enter a password.
     
  23. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    Seems to me one benefit of shutting down at least every few days is it clears out your RAM (I'm coming from a Window environment where that matters). Don't know enough about OSX processes and RAM usage but I'd think if you only have 4gb of RAM or if your RAM utilization regularly approaches your limit then periodic reboots would benefit.
     
  24. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    Um.. it takes <25 seconds to turn it off AND turn it back on.
    So why not just shut it off when not using it?
     
  25. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Almost never...just close the lid and all is well.. :)
     

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