New Magic Keyboard User. Do I need to turn off the keyboard when not in use?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jaybar, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. jaybar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2008

    Just got an Apple Magic Keyboard. Is it advisable to turn it off all the time, when not in use or can it remain on?

  2. Branskins macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    It should go to sleep when not being used. I wouldn't worry about turning it off and on.

    And if you need to charge it if it does die, just plug it in :)

    I will not be turning mine off and on
  3. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2008
  4. Branskins macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    Hmm I wouldn't. But if that battery dies it can't be used while charging. Though 2 minutes of charge should be enough to use it.

    To be fair, I always turned my Magic Mouse off and on. I've never done this with my keyboard and Magic Trackpad...though they don't have an on/off button to do so.

    It just seems annoying to turn 2/3 devices off and on every time. Your bound to I would just keep them on all of the time unless your noticing severe battery drain.

    The devices should be smart enough to hibernate when not in use but I don't have enough experience with the new ones to know 100%
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I leave my mouse and keyboard on all the time and have noticed no adverse affects. I usually change the batteries once a month-ish.

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