iPad Slow To Turn On

Discussion in 'iPad' started by thatsmyaibo, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. thatsmyaibo macrumors regular

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    Hello all, I was wondering if this is a common or known issue but after turning of my iPad then attempting to turn it on, sometimes it takes a while to power up. For instance I will hold the power button then after a few seconds let go. Once I let go, it takes about 10 seconds for the Apple to come up.

    Also, sometimes it requires me to hold the power button twice and will power on the second time but not the first. Am I alone here? Is it a software thing or should I go to the Apple Store this week?

    Thanks!
     
  2. stix macrumors member

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    Never experienced this, but then I very rarely turn it off. I just put it to sleep by shortly pressing the power button once.
     
  3. thatsmyaibo thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I usually do too but I turned it off tonight and after holding down the power button for 3 long seconds, it will stay off, take 5 to 10 seconds then turn on. It's not as instant as my iphone.
     
  4. stix macrumors member

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    Hmm yes, just tried it and it is closer to 10 seconds. Guess that's why I don't turn it off very often :)
     
  5. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    I never turn mine off, but you can try doing a restore. Don't know if you would want to do that though :eek:
     
  6. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    It really doesn't need turning off.

    My gf has underused her iPad - bought it but has been putting off letting it replace her MBA. The upshot is it's been sitting around in sleep mode for weeks after the first charge.

    She switched it on the other night to find it still had 75% charge. After several weeks. Sleep mode is very efficient.
     
  7. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Lately it's been taking about 10 seconds for my apple logo to show up to after hitting the power button. I always get scared and think that it won't turn back on. It'll probably get fixed with a restore so i don't ever really worry about it. Plus I don't turn my iPad off much. Don't think u need to worry too much. My iPhone used to do the same thing every once in a while
     
  8. Fissure macrumors 6502

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    I noticed this today as well. It takes mine a good 10-15 seconds to turn on. So much so that it's hard to tell if I actually was successful turning it on. Rather strange.
     
  9. BrennerM macrumors regular

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    I don't get why people are turning off their iPads. One of the best features is instant on from standby and the low battery usage in standby (virtually none if you have notifications off). I've had mine two months and never turned it off. Once I rebooted because it hung, that is it. Why do people feel the need to power down their iPad except in problem situations?
     
  10. Fissure macrumors 6502

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    Because I power stuff off when I'm not using them. It's just what I do. There's no real benefit for me to leave it on so off it goes. My 3GS turns on almost instantly, I thought the iPad would be the same. No biggie, if Apple thought it never needed to be off then I guess they wouldn't have included that "feature".
     
  11. thatsmyaibo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I restored it last night as a new iPad and it did the same thing. I'm guessing it is normal but it is kind of odd. I'm just hoping that it won't lead to problems outside of my apple care coverage.
     
  12. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I only "turn mine off" when i feel the need to reboot it. I'm talking at the push and hold the sleep to get the "slide to power down"

    It's made to go into sleep mode - that is why they taut the long battery life in standby! I figure if they wanted us to shut them off all the time, we'd just hit the sleep button, not have to hold it and slide and all that jazz.

    It would drive me nuts to have to wait for it to actually boot up each time.

    OK, i just timed my 3rd gen iPod Touch, twice because it hadn't been "rebooted" in forever. 44 seconds from the time i hit & held the power button on top.

    Now to go test my iPad - which is charging. OK, from the push and hold the sleep/power button it was 35 seconds to be able to unlock it. How are you guys getting 10-15?
     
  13. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Mine can act glitchy so I turn it off for a quick second sometimes.
     
  14. thatsmyaibo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just tried it in the Apple Store on the demo 3G models and they power on instantly. I'm really hoping this won't cause a future issue with the hardware. I shouldn't have to try twice to power it on or press the button and wait 30 seconds for the apple to pop up.
     
  15. Goodeye macrumors 6502a

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    Mines takes as long as my iPhone 4 if. Not quicker. Mind you I just got mine this week but it doesn't take long at all
     

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