When iMac is in sleep: keyboard, trackpad and mouse are too?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by doxavita, May 25, 2011.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    When my iMac is in sleep mode, the keyboard, trackpad and magic mouse go into some sort of energy saving mode too, right? (to preserve battery life)
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Keyboard is still active; how else will you wake it from sleep?

    The iMac has no battery, so what do you mean by battery life???
     
  3. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Battery life from the peripherals. So no energy saving while in sleep for those?
     
  4. MBP13 macrumors 6502

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    You could always just turn off your keyboard and mouse when you're not using them to save battery life in them.
     
  5. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So every time I put my iMac to sleep, I should turn the keyboard and trackpad off? isn't there an automatic power saving?
     
  6. McRCN macrumors regular

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    Only if you want to save on batteries. I find the magic mouse eats batteries like there is no tomorrow. Keyboard and trackpad does not use the batteries up that fast.
     
  7. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Apple's BT mice and keyboards go into a low power state when left unused but are still technically alive/active.
     
  8. John T macrumors 68020

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    You are correct. when the iMac is in sleep mode, after a short delay, the mouse, keyboard etc go into sleep mode too. Therefore there is no need to switch the peripherals off when not using your iMac.

    The average battery life of the keyboard is 6 months and one month for the Magic Mouse.
     
  9. Mikey86uk macrumors 6502

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    i must have super battery's in my keyboard and magic mouse

    my mac has been in sleep mode, most nights this week and charge levels are 100% for keyboard and 99% for mouse :eek:
     
  10. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    I just got an iMac and I've been super curious as to how long the batteries last in the Magic Mouse. A month, eh?
     
  11. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    That sounds reasonable. My experience is 4-6 weeks.
     

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