Do any of you guys actually use your iPads as photo frames when not in use?

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  1. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    The screen certainly looks great for displaying photos and there are all sorts of great apps for it.... but won't it substantially hurt the battery health and screen's longevity to essentially have it on 24/7?
     
  2. Errk! macrumors 6502

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    Yes. And I often turn on photo frame for my 1 year old - she loves to sit and look at photos of the family.
     
  3. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes - but it slows down recharge time too much. Hope there might be a firmware fix that improves this - it's what I bought a dock for.
     
  4. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    Yes. Only when I am at work and sitting at my desk, though.
     
  5. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. And I don't use a slideshow screen saver on my other computers either.

    I do have two digital photo frames though.
     
  6. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have the dock, and the apple case seems a bit too wobbly to have on a shelf to me! I'm always a bit scared when I use it to watch videos :(
     
  7. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Keep it plugged in

    Sure, it might. But will you see it during the effective life of the device (2-4 years), I doubt it.
     
  8. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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  9. FlashHead macrumors regular

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    No, because what good would the picture frame do me while I'm sleeping. If I ever put it down while I'm awake I'll let you know.;)
     
  10. Monk Edsel macrumors regular

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    How does one disable it? I assume you mean there is no longer a button on the lock screen to activate it?
     
  11. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    Not yet, but then again I really have put pics on my pad either.
     
  12. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    +1
     
  13. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    Is this so you can disguise it as a difpgital picture frame to your boss?
     
  14. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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  15. JohnSFO macrumors regular

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    I like that the feature is there, but I don't actually use it. Honestly, I think it would be a distraction. Maybe would use it for a party though!
     
  16. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    :D

    Maybe it is to prevent me from playing on it all day instead of doing work. :p
     
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  18. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Not yet, but I have definitely thought about it. Been thinking about getting a stand for the iPad for just that purpose. Then again I think about the iPad getting knocked over while on the stand and possibly damaging it. So a little torn at the moment.
     
  19. ukyo229 Guest

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    No, and I think it's a really stupid function, so I disabled it.
     
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  21. danpass macrumors 68020

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    I have. Would be nice to be able to change the delay time.
     
  22. SaintsMac macrumors 6502

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    Same for me! It works great as such.
     
  23. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    Or be able to pick the photos used / build photoframe playlists. I have over a thousand pictures on my iPad, I don't always want to start at picture one and march sequentially toward the end of the list every time I activate it.
     
  24. calvin2006 macrumors regular

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    That wobbliness is the biggest disappointment about the case for me. I think the first day I had my iPad the kids were watching a movie with it standing upright in the case on the table, and it fell on the screen on the table. I panicked, but no harm done. I haven't used the stand-up "feature" of the case since then.
     

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