Should you power off while in a backpack?

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  1. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

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    Ive always wondered this i usually just close the lid when i go to school and leave it on. Any downside in doing this?
     
  2. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

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    You're not supposed to do this often, or for extended periods of time as it wears out the batter faster.
     
  3. Rigby macrumors 601

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    That's perfectly fine. The Mac goes to sleep (and eventually deep sleep) when the lid is closed and produces no heat.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Don't worry about it. When you close the lid it'll sleep. I've left my Mac sleeping in a backpack for days at a time.
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    Where are you getting this? Sounds like the same "battery tip" misinformation that has been spread for years due to a lack of understanding on how lithium ion batteries actually function.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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  6. leman macrumors G3

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    I've been doing it for years and never had any issues.
     
  7. jetho macrumors member

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    It is completely irrelevant if you turn your MBP off or just close the lid when carrying it in a backpack. It's basically down to your personal taste.
     
  8. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

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    Maybe it was misinformation... thanks.
     
  9. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    I never power down my MacBook Air and carry it in a backpack or a messenger bag.
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Heat certainly is bad for a lithium ion battery, but a properly functioning portable Mac will sleep when closed and there will be no heat issue to worry about.
     
  11. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040

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