Sleep Mode and Trackpad / Keyboard Batteries

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Connortickle, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Connortickle macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2014
    Hey there!

    I was wondering a couple of things after recently buying a 27" iMac. 1. Is it ok to leave the Mac in sleep mode? I go on it everyday so it wont be left in sleep mode for a extreme periods of time maybe 6-7 hours on the weekdays and maybe less at weekend, obviously it wont be consistent because you cant plan your days but you get the point . 2. Do the keyboard and trackpad / mouse get put into sleep mode so the batteries are not being used after being idle for an amount of time?

    All responses are appreciated!

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, it's perfectly fine. There are dozens of "sleep or shutdown" threads where you'll find many Mac users run months at a time without shutting down. Either is perfectly fine. One thing to consider is that there are maintenance scripts that run on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule. If your Mac is in sleep mode at the scheduled time, the scripts will run the next time your Mac is awake. If your Mac is shut down at the scheduled time, the scripts won't run until the next scheduled time. If your Mac is always shut down at those times, the scripts will never run, unless you manually run them or change the default schedule. You can manually run the scripts using the Maintidgit widget.
    Yes, while not in use they go into sleep mode.

    From: Apple Wireless Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad
  3. Connortickle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2014
    Thank you very much for the fast reply! You have been a great help! :) @GGJstudios

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