Sleep or shutdown

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sheareb, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. sheareb macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2009
    Hi all, does it do any harm to continuously just close the lid and sleep the computer rather than shutdown? does this use much battery?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    It does not hurt anything at all. They are designed for that.

    How new is your machine? The newer machines go into a deep sleep mode after three hours and use very little power. The new Macbook Airs can run up to 30 days asleep on battery power this way.
  3. sheareb thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2009
  4. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

    Sep 12, 2012
    I run mine wide open 24-7 no sleep mode or silly screen savers;)
  5. drxcm macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2010
    Only time I ever shut down is if I have to for a software update or crash (i.e. rarely).

    Sleep is fine
  6. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2012
    Mine is always in sleep mode. The only time it shuts down is when the battery is drained.

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