Power off Magic Keyboard and Trackpad or not?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fstevens, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. fstevens macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2008
    I got my new 2019 iMac set up today - my first 27" iMac after a few 21.5", don't know why I didn't get the larger one sooner! This is also my first time with a wireless keyboard (got the version with the number pad) and trackpad. Is it advisable to flip the power switches on the keyboard and trackpad off if I'm not going to use them for a while (however I want to define "a while")? Or won't it noticeably impact the battery life? They're on a keyboard shelf that slides under my desktop, so my cats aren't going to be accidentally stepping on them . . .
  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    I just leave them on ... they consume very little power when not being used. Plus, they stay paired for quick startup when you next go to use them.
  3. colodane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2012
    I always leave them on unless I'm away on a trip. Still get a couple months between charges.
  4. udontno macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2011
    VA, USA
    I always leave my keyboard and Magic Mouse on. I have an iMac at work. When school is out for the summer we have to unplug everything and I turn them off then. I go a couple of months before I need to charge them.
  5. alien3dx macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2017
    never off and charged time few month in between
  6. fstevens thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Thanks for your (unanimous) responses, everyone!
  7. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2018
    The Sillie Con Valley
    The answer to your question: Yes

    I agree with everyone else. No need to do this.

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