All iPads Poll: Do you turn off your iPad completely over night?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PhiladelphiaX, Dec 1, 2012.

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Do you completely shut off your iPad overnight? Or leave it on sleep mode?

  1. Completely turn it off

    11 vote(s)
    3.5%
  2. Leave it in sleep mode

    170 vote(s)
    54.3%
  3. Charge it in sleep mode

    112 vote(s)
    35.8%
  4. A little bit of both

    20 vote(s)
    6.4%
  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Poll: Do you turn off your iPad completely off overnight? Or do you leave it on in sleep mode?

    I know people usually charge their iPads over night in sleep mode, but assuming your iPad is fully charged at night, do you leave it in sleep mode or completely shut it off?
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    #2
    I leave it on at all times and I don't think I've ever shut it off completely since I first got it. I charge it almost every night or every other night.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know anyone ever shut their ipad/iPhone off completely.


    come to think of it I didn't think anyone still shut down their laptops, either.


    The only time I ever see the shutdown screen on my ipad is when I am resetting it.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    When the screen is grungy and needs cleaning, and my iPad needs charging, I turn it off, clean the screen and let it charge overnight.

    Apple advises:

    "Handle your iPad with care to maintain its appearance. If you are concerned about scratching or abrasion, you can use one of the many cases sold separately. To clean iPad, unplug all cables and turn off iPad (press and hold the Sleep/Wake button, and then slide the onscreen slider). Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPad. iPad has an oleophobic coating on the screen; simply wipe iPad’s screen with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove oil left by your hands. The ability of this coating to repel oil will diminish over time with normal usage, and rubbing the screen with an abrasive material will further diminish its effect and may scratch your screen."
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Really good point. I can't remember the last time I turned off my desktop or my laptop (which are used pretty frequently). My phone stays on constantly, too - usually charging over night. My iPod, for obvious reasons, stays off over night.

    Do you know if turning off the iPad completely night after night has any sort of long-lasting effect on it?

    I heard that shutting it off constantly can be bad for it - but I really can't verify if it's true or not.
     
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    nfl46

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    Nope. I rarely turn it off.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    #7
    I usually charge it in sleep mode over night - but I consider that more "leave it in sleep mode" as opposed to turning it off completely.
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    #8
    I don't think that leaving it on or turning it off will have any perceivable adverse effects on it at all.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    I don't think I've ever turned it off.
     
  10. macrumors 68000

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    I rarely turn my devices off. I do however turn them off once a month.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    There's an article on "Battery U" or "Battery University" that some users were discussing in another thread not too long ago..

    They recommended not charging the device while using it - as the device would be putting energy out while trying to consume its appropriate charging rate and would confuse/deteriorate the battery more over time.

    Now, charging while in sleep mode is pretty darn close to "off" - but, in that article they say that best practice for charging lithium-ion batteries is to do it while the device is fully off and to let the device get down to around 20% or so first before doing so. ill try to find the link.

    It may make sense - but, sounds super tedious and will probably only make a difference long after the device's life with me.

    That's my .02
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    I didn't even know you could turn it off.
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    I've had a dozen of mac since 2000, about 10 iPods since 2002, several iPhones since 2007. Never turnit off to charge. Never any issues. I don't care what some nerd online says about deteriorating battery. It's a none issue. I use it while charging, ie I'm the car or on the nightstand.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    never turn it off... too troublesome... I never completely turn off my ipad or iphone overnight
     
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    D.T.

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    #15
    Never turn it off ... I wish it had an uptime command :D

    I do occasionally run it till it shuts down as I understand that helps with battery/indicator calibration.

    Same with my MBP, it's rarely ever shutdown completely, and mostly only rebooted when required by an update.
     
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    Medic311

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    #16
    that's the beauty if iOS - it never needs to be restarted or turned off.

    i was pulling the battery on my Blackberry 3x a week
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    #17
    I've never turned mine off except when taking it on an airplane.
     
  18. macrumors 68040

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    Turn it off to give it an occasional rest and to clear the RAM.
     
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    maflynn

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    #19
    I've never turned it off to save the battery, it either gets plugged in (generally never do this) over night or I just let it be and plug it in during the day when it needs it.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    #20
    I leave my on 24/7.
    My ipad 4 shows 9 days uptime.
    On the system status APP.
     
  21. macrumors 65816

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    #21
    Thanks for the laugh. :D
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    Holy ****, really?
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprised all tech forums don't make that B********* when you type it.

    I had the 9930 (top of the line BB for years) and HAD to get rid of it. Awful.
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    #24
    i always switch my iPhone,iPad 9'7 inch & mini off every night without fail
     
  25. macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone actually had a battery go bad on an ipad? My old ipad 1 is still going strong and it never gets turned off either.
     

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