Turn the iPad off overnight ect?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Haziza, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    It good to turn the iPad off for longer time while at work and things like that?

    It good fir the battery, it should save a bit? Begin constantley on can't be good for anything? Or am I wrong.
     
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    spiderman0616

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    This is not a machine that is meant to be shut down every night, and certainly doesn't need to be unless you're having an issue with an app. You will see that it loses little to no charge over night when being left in standby mode.
     
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    Haven't turned mine off since day 1
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    you're wrong....well, kinda....they're meant to be always-on devices...it doesn't use very much battery while in standby. if you'd really want to save battery, i'd rather just turn on Airplane mode rather than completely shutdown.
     
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    Airplane mode. No wifi radiations (I also unplug my internet router at night) and less battery drain.
     
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    I'm not worried about the battery drain, just the battery health it self.

    How do the lion battery feel about begin turned off during night and work? Is it good for it over the long time or not?

    I mean letting the battery rest sometimes should good?
     
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    I don't think that it drains that much if I let it with 20% the next day it stays at 20% so it shouldn't hurt, since the battery also depletes by itself. I think age is more unforgiving than letting the ipad in standby during the night.
     
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    It was specifically designed to be powered on pretty much always. Don't worry about turning it off until you encounter an issue, then reboot and leave it on for another month or two.
     
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    TheWheelMan

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    Keep in mind that rechargeable batteries drain even when in storage, albeit very slowly. So there should be no benefit whatsoever to trying to "save" the battery by turning the device off. Besides, any wear and tear on a battery, if any, comes from charging moreso than using them.
     
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    There is zero benefit to powering down the iPad at night. When the iPad is asleep, the power drain is so low that even Apple says it'll last a month. The "wear" on the battery in sleep is so minimal that you'll never see any difference over the lifetime of the product.

    I guarantee you stress other components more by powering it off then on daily. Not to mention changes in battery temperature during this process... You're probably better off leaving it on, come to think of it.
     
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    I remember when the iPod Touch first came out, people were asking how long the touch screen would last.

    As with most things Apple, the components will outlast your ability to resist purchasing a newer/upgraded model.
     
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    I want facts, no one on here know about batteries?
     
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    Here are some facts:

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html

    The posters above have also supplied you with facts, including there being no point in turning your iPad off at night.
     
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    Chupa Chupa

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    There is little you can do to extend the life of the battery. It's cells are in a constant tailspin whether you use the battery or not, whether the iPad is shut down or sleeping. It's a system unto itself.

    But the good news is that the battery will likely last longer than you own your iPad... at 1,000 full charges it still retains 80%. That means you'd have to do a full charge nearly every day for 3 years to get to the 80% level. Most people don't do a full charge every day. So just enjoy your iPad and stop sweating details out of your control. In 3 years something upgrade worthy will be around.
     
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    We have 2 original iPads in our household that are in regular daily use and get charged every 3 days or so (about 400 charge cycles). Battery life is still pretty spectacular (maybe 10% below "new").
     
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    TheWheelMan

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    So you came here asking actual, experienced users advice only to then tell them you don't believe anything they say (even though they ALL agree)? Nice. Remind me not to waste my time again. :mad:
     
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    spiderman0616

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    Are you being serious right now?

    We have all owned iPads. We have all left them on overnight almost every night. It has almost zero affect on the battery.

    When the day comes that you need a new battery, if you don't have a newer iPad by then, Apple charges a small fee and gives you a whole different iPad in lieu of a battery replacement.

    There is literally no real benefit to turning an iPad off when you're not using it.
     
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    OP is clearly a moron. First asks advice then says nobody knows what they are talking about lol good job
     
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    The force is strong with this one.......
     
  21. Haziza, Apr 25, 2012
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    So everything you read on the forums is 100%? Hahahaha. Get real. Geif facts!

    Just because some in here never turn it off, it doesn't mean it's right rofl. What ever I will seek answers in better forums in this question.
     
  22. adztaylor, Apr 25, 2012
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    Yet you decided to ask this on a forum? Haha get a grip and do what the hell you want with your iPad. You asked and people gave you their opinions now shove off loser.
     
  23. SteveAbootman, Apr 25, 2012
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    If you really don't believe those who've posted, you can always call Apple Support and ask them for their facts. Probably a better bet than insulting folks who offered their opinions and tried to help you.
     
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    I guess people just don't have to respond to this thread anymore. Op's attitude is unbearable.
     
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    spiderman0616

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    The funniest part is that I think someone DID offer him the "facts" from Apple's website and someone else gave a very extensive link on how batteries work.

    All this over something he doesn't even need to worry about........
     

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