Do you keep your tablet on when not using it?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by The Game 161, Jul 18, 2013.

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Do you keep your tablet on when not using it?

  1. Yes I leave it on at all times

    60 vote(s)
    95.2%
  2. Only keep it on when using it

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Switch it off at night

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Or do you switch it off so it lasts you days and days.. I know some dont keep it on when not using it as it isn't used like a phone.
     
  2. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    My nexus 7 lasts almost 2 weeks in standby. I left it at my friends house for a week and half a few weeks ago and it still had 30% left. If your using an android tablet going to the wifi settings and set keep wifi awake to only when plugged in. Booting the tablet up actually uses a lot more battery than this setup.
     
  3. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I leave my mini on all the time - here's a pic of my usage:
     

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  4. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Better than my note 8.0

    Get roughly 3-4 days total.. With maybe 4-5 hours screen time

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    Thought keeping wifi on at all times saves battery wise.. For phone and Tablet
     
  5. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Only on phones or cellular tablets. On WiFi only tablets its better off.
     
  6. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Never even considered turning mine off. I might in a situation where I would need to preserve as much battery life like if I was stranded on an island or something :p
     
  7. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    iPad never gets turned off. I throw it in a sleeve and put it on the shelf, and then charge it when it needs it, which is sometimes days later since I only use the iPad for 2 - 3 hours a night most nights.
     
  8. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    I leave my iPad mini on all the time and charge it once a week or so.
     
  9. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I die a little inside when I'm at my Grandparents or Parents house. I bought them both iPads for Christmas.

    After they've done with any task they turn them off and put them away. :eek:
     
  10. srkmish macrumors regular

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    My mini loses 1% charge every 2 days. So yeah, its always on :cool:
     
  11. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Didn't know that.. Does it help battery life then?
     
  12. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    My mother turns off her tv set top box when not using it as she doesn't want to waste the electricity. She then wonders why none of her programs have been recorded!

     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I turn mine off using the "all off" button, but it auto comes on to record a show and shuts off when it is done recording. I wonder if many people do not know this.
     
  14. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    It's still basically in standby. In my mothers case she unplugs it from the wall!


     
  15. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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  16. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah. Makes my nexus 7 last like 2 weeks in standby.
     
  17. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    Never shut down my iPad unless it needs a reboot which I'm not sure counts. I just charge it when needed. Usually every week or two.
     
  18. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Cool will try it. Cheers dude
     
  19. cole01 macrumors 6502

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    I once had my iPad 3rd Generation on for 100 days straight without a reboot on 5.1.1 according to the Activity Monitor app. Everything was still smooth as butter. iOS is great at managing memory by itself.
     
  20. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  21. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    I use my iPad almost daily for work so I can't say that it lasts me a week or so on end. But I can say that the battery life is excellent, and I see no real battery drain by leaving it on all the time.
     
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  23. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Big difference already

    Dropped just 2 percent in over a day..
     
  24. jamojamo macrumors 6502

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    Wow thanks for the information. It made a tremendous difference overnight on mine. I will be interested to see how it goes today
     
  25. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yeah going to trial it when fully charged and see how many more days I get than when I had wifi on at all times.
     

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