Sleep Mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RevoDS, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. RevoDS macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2009
    I have a 13" MacBook Pro which I got last month...over time, I found out that I tend to just put it to sleep instead of fully shutting it down. For example, my current uptime is nearly a week; 6 days, 6 hours, 46 minutes.

    This is my first laptop, and I'm unfamiliar with this kind of details; so is it safe to leave it on sleep most of the time or should I try to get the habit of shutting it down entirely?
  2. ag55 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    Not at all, since i made the transition to a poweruser (lol :)) i always leave devices to sleep, occasionally shutting down if i wont be back for days or for updates etc.
    It wont do any harm to your macbook, i would say not to leave it charging once the battery seems full or while it sleeps.
  3. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    sleep shuts down all the components except the ram, so it is very similar to turning off the computer anyways
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    It was made to sleep ... no need to shut it down all the time.
  5. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a


    Mar 26, 2009
    Denver, CO
    I thought the same thing too. And with my old MBP I would just put it to sleep most the time while shutting it down occasionally, resulting in no noticeable issues. But with my new MBP, after using it for 8 hours one day and putting it to sleep over night, It starts acting pretty sluggish.:(

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