Caring for your MacBook
- Make sure you keep your MacBook inside the carrier when not using or charging it.
- This sleeve is well-padded and should protect it from most carelessness.
- When removing your MacBook, place it on a flat surface.
- In order to get the most out of your battery, first let the battery run until it roughly 20% of it's charge is remaining.
- Charge the battery to 100%.
- Once fully charged, remove the charger.
- Do not keep the charger plugged into the charger when fully charged.
- This will help the battery run through the cells and should then be able to operate for 7-8 hours at a time.
- For the keyboard, air canisters can be used to clean off dust.
- Use screen wipes for the screen only.
- Do not use window cleaner.
- If you want to clean off the protective shell, Magic Eraser works well.
- Make sure to empty your trash and clear your downloads periodically.
- This will help your machine run faster and more efficiently.
- Store your documents in correct folders.
- The documents section is where you should create more folders and utilize storage and organization.
- Always correctly eject jumpdrives, cameras and other USB cords.
- A quick way to eject is to drive the icon to the trash can.
- When the icon is no longer visible, it is safe to remove the USB drive.
- There are no guarantees that a harddrive will not crash.
- It is best to always back up your data through an external harddrive, jumpdrive, CD or even e-mailing yourself the documents.
- Time Machine is a great way to back up your information and setup, as well.