Atv: okay to pull the plug?

Abazigal

macrumors G5
Original poster
Jul 18, 2011
12,055
9,803
Singapore
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. :)
 

maturola

macrumors 68040
Oct 29, 2007
3,863
1
Atlanta, GA
Unplugging it is just fine. No damage to the unit, supply is design for that, and iOS can handle the recovery just fine.
 

Major.Robto

macrumors 6502
May 11, 2012
286
0
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,
 

imanidiot

Suspended
May 1, 2011
708
506
Denver, CO
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 :).