Is it ever necessary to turn off the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JEM6, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. JEM6 macrumors newbie

    JEM6

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    Usually when I am done using my iPad for the day, I put my iPad to sleep. When I wake up, the battery percentage still hasn't changed, but when I don't use my iPad for extended periods of time (Like 10 hours when sleeping), should I literally be turning it off? Could my battery possibly be negatively effected over time from never actually turning it off?
     
  2. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Nah you don't have to turn it off... unless it asks you to turn it off, when it wants a break, but you could just ignore it... But it might become resentful.
    Lol, but seriously no you don't. It says it has one month of standby (which I assume is sleep). So you should be right, it's designed to be left on.
     
  3. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    Treat it like your iPhone. Basically no you don't need to turn it off.
     
  4. Lhendrick macrumors newbie

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    I leave mine on all night and it folds my socks and underwear. Leave it on so you can jump up in the night and... (insert clever idea here).
     
  5. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

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  6. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    When Freddy Kruger goes to sleep, he's haunted by Chuck Norris.
     
  7. JEM6 thread starter macrumors newbie

    JEM6

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I will now leave my iPad on without worry. :D
     
  8. RunOverProducti macrumors regular

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    Apple suggest:

    For proper reporting of the battery’s state of charge, be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down).
     

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