How often do you turn your iPad off?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MikeM87, Apr 28, 2011.

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    MikeM87

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    Hey guys and girls just wondering how often you turn your iPad off? I've had mine on for a few days maybe a week now without turning it off does this harm the device or is it just the same as leaving your iPhone on?

    Thanks for the replies...
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    Good thing you turned it off in a week or less. If left on for 8 days it will explode. :eek:This is covered in the printed manual that came with it.:D
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    had an ipad 1 for a year, never turned it off once. had ipad 2 since launch day, still haven't even rebooted it.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    My iPad has been on form months now with no I'll effects at all. The battery is still 12 hours!
     
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    fehhkk

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    I think I've shut mine off three times in a year. :D
     
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    I never shut mine off, come to think of it ive had my ipod for 2 years and ive never shut it off either.
     
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    It's not really a device that you need to turn off per-say. Sleep is good enough for it, since is so low power.
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    I almost never power down my iPad. Only time I ever do is to reboot but even that is few and far between.
     
  10. Guest

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    I think I've 'rebooted' it once or twice but I've yet to turn it off.
     
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    leomac08

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    Roughly less than 10 times since April 31, 2010;)
     
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    christophermdia

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    ipad 1....maybe 10 times in a year....ipad 2 maybe twice...
     
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    treyjustice

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    I've turned mine off about once a week only had it for 2 weeks though lol
     
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    I don't recall turning my iPad off since I bought it last month. Don't think I will either.
     
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    bibbz

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    Every time I want to turn on cellular data. :/
     
  16. Moyank24, Apr 28, 2011
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    I've had mine since launch day last year and I don't remember ever turning it off.
     
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    ntrigue

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    I'd encourage weekly shutdowns. A Genius told observed that some errant backgrounding apps can be remedied with a reboot.
     
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    LightSpeed1

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    Last time my iPad was off I was taking it out of the box.:D
     
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    Once every week or so i reboot. I never just turn it off and leave it- moots the whole point of instant on :) if i want to wait for something to boot up, i'll go get on my laptop ;)
     
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    I don't really power down, but I usually reboot if an app I commonly use gets an update, or after installing a new app. There are some apps where the developers recommend rebooting after installing/updating... so I made that a habit.
     
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    bembol

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    +1
     
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    I turn off my iPad at least 1 time a month, maybe 2. My iPhone on the other hand, maybe 6 times total in the 3 years I have owned it. (2G still running like a champ)
     
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