Atv: okay to pull the plug?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Abazigal, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68040

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    Currently, when I need to switch off my Atv and keep it, I just switch off the mains and pull the plug. I am just curious if there is a "proper" way to turn it off, and if my current actions might damage it in any way? I am doing this 1-2 times a day on average.

    The context is that I am a school teacher using the Atv in my classroom, so I typically keep it after lessons for security reasons and as a power-saving measure. There doesn't seem to be any sort of "off-switch" of any kind.

    Thanks all for your advice. :)
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    maturola

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    Unplugging it is just fine. No damage to the unit, supply is design for that, and iOS can handle the recovery just fine.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    yeah its fine but when its not being used it uses less power then a night light,

    less then 3cents on your hyrdo bill,

    but no they way your are doing it is just fine, and a good seqcurity measure,
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Settings>Sleep

    You can put it to sleep from settings, or set it to sleep after a certain length of time. Might save some wear and tear on the plug :).
     

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