Should I keep my MacBook Pro with Retina on all the time?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sultanoflondon, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. sultanoflondon macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2013
    Hi all,

    I was wondering what is the best for my MacBook in terms of power? So for example should I keep it on all of the time? Should I switch it off at night? Should I power it down whilst it is charging?

    Thank you!
  2. Wando64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2013
    Just close the lid and it will enter sleep mode. Power consumption in this state is very low.
  3. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2013
    But surely I would unnecessarily use battery cycles and degrade the battery faster in this situation?
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Leave it plugged in then, honestly there is not a lot you can do a battery will last between 3 and 5years before it needs replacing and nothing you do or don't do will change that.

    Use it however you wish and is convenient for you as that is why you bought it.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Nope... won't hurt a thing. It has electronics built in to protect against overcharging.

    Like Samuelsan2001 said, just use it however you need to and don't worry about the battery. It will take car of itself.

    Here is some official info from Apple that might help you.
  6. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2013
    Great, thank you for those!

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