Sleep or shutdown? if I dont use my rMBP every day

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  1. ytech macrumors member

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    Hey,
    Since I use my rMBP only once a day or once in two days I would like to know if its better to put it to sleep or to perform a shutdown?

    Thanks
     
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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202124

    There really is no reason to shut down the newer models. After three hours in sleep mode they enter a low power stand by mode that is almost the same as being completely off anyway.
     
  3. ytech thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, Thanks for your replay!.
    I usually shut it down, can it damage it?

    (early 2015 13" rMBP)
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nah... it won't hurt anything. It just takes that much longer to get it going when you want to use it is all.
     
  5. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    FWIW, I always shut mine down. Old school I guess
     
  6. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I shut down at the end of the day, or when I know I won't be using for some time. It's not like start up for newer models is slow. I'm back up and running any program in a minute. I've always done this with my computers (not so much with mobile/iOS) and it's never been a problem.
     
  7. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    Like the OP I only use my Macbook every couple of days, it's not my main computer. I always shut it down, why not? Even an old man can spare the 10 seconds it takes to boot, and I still get a sort of pleasure from the amazing start times of modern SSD kit, especially when I remember how long it took to boot a PC in the eighties.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    There is no reason to shut your Mac down, but it won't hurt anything if you do.
     
  9. rulymammoth macrumors member

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    I guess one reason to do this is so you can "reset" everything, but like others have said, it's not strictly necessary these days. I myself haven't shutdown at the end of the day in a decade.
     
  10. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    I never shut computers down as there's no need to. Turn off the display if it's a desktop or close the laptop lid to hibernate. They use such little power this way that it doesn't matter anymore.
     

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