Do you leave your iPad on all the time?

Do you leave your iPad on all the time?

  • Yes

    Votes: 144 87.8%
  • No

    Votes: 20 12.2%

  • Total voters
    164

myrtlebee

macrumors 68020
Jul 9, 2011
2,375
1,467
Maryland
I guess I am the 1 who turns his off. I do it every night - I guess I figure it saves minimal battery exhaustion, and also so that I don't hear any notifications going off (easier this way since my toggle switch is set to rotation and not mute).
 

kaielement

macrumors 65816
Dec 16, 2010
1,194
52
Can't remember the last time I turned off my iPad 2. But I did just turn off my iPhone 5 for the first time in forever go figure.
 

Shrink

macrumors G3
Feb 26, 2011
8,931
1,598
New England, USA
I guess I am the 1 who turns his off. I do it every night - I guess I figure it saves minimal battery exhaustion, and also so that I don't hear any notifications going off (easier this way since my toggle switch is set to rotation and not mute).
Sorry...based on your position on this thread, you are the second person who turns it off!:p
 

tazz3

macrumors regular
Apr 26, 2013
129
1
i know this might be a dumb question, iam know for them lol.
does sleep mode count as on or off. i keep my ipad in sleep mode when
iam not useing it. i voted no for some reason i though that sleep mode is off.
in its own way lol.
 

jeffreysandres

macrumors newbie
Jun 18, 2013
1
0
Is it advisable to let the device on all the time or it would be better to turn it off when not in use just like laptop and pc?
 

ipsychedelic

macrumors 6502a
Mar 8, 2012
633
22
Is it advisable to let the device on all the time or it would be better to turn it off when not in use just like laptop and pc?
I guess only if you are going on vacation... otherwise no point.

Some people get paranoid about saving battery and whatnot (for instance a coworker dims the screen bright, puts in airplane mode and else), but it's really a device meant to be used like this: Take it from table/bag/floor/etc, push the on button (or open the cover).
That's it.

Plus Li-Ion batteries can only live for so long (whether used or not) and Murphy's law is always there... so not like you want an iPad to last 10 years as your main device.
 

filmbuff

macrumors 6502a
Jan 5, 2011
809
142
Is it advisable to let the device on all the time or it would be better to turn it off when not in use just like laptop and pc?

Even on a PC there is no reason to turn it off. Sleep mode works just fine and won't draw much power. I don't turn off idevices or my macbook.
 

charlituna

macrumors G3
Jun 11, 2008
9,629
805
Los Angeles, CA
I guess I am the 1 who turns his off. I do it every night - I guess I figure it saves minimal battery exhaustion, and also so that I don't hear any notifications going off (easier this way since my toggle switch is set to rotation and not mute).
I have iCloud set to hit its daily backup after I generally go to bed so I don't turn it off for that reason.

That said, I do power it off a couple of times a week to flush any garbage out. Turn it off on the way to starting the morning coffee, back on on the way to pouring said coffee after my shower.