iPad mini First post! And an iPad question!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by stephen10309, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. stephen10309 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2012
    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering if its bad to keep my ipad display on all night? I downloaded the
    "Alarm clock hd" app and I thought it would be pretty cool to use my ipad as a night stand alarm clock but I wasn't sure if it would harm the display from being on for hours at a time?

    I read somewhere that the iPhone displays last for like a million hours ( or some ridiculous amount of time) before it starts to go, is that true?
  2. Devlin234 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Well I'm not to sure about how long the screens last but, I think it might be ok if you have the brightness turned down all the way.. The reason I say that is because if you have an ipad 3 or 4 it might make the battery really hot and possibly harm the battery... However If you have an ipad 2 or 1 I wouldn't worry about the battery getting too hot... The battery is the only real concern..
  3. stephen10309 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2012
    I have an iPad mini I forgot to add that important fact into the post haha, I'm a newbie. Thanks for the feedback!
  4. Hungry&Foolish Suspended

    Mar 29, 2012
    The backlight on the iPad is LED technology with a typical 100,000 hours life.
  5. temna macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2008
    I use mine for an alarm, but I just use the clock app.
  6. stephen10309 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2012
    Ok cool thank you!


    I use my iPhone clock app for the alarm, I just thought having the clock would be cool on my nightstand

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