Is it possible to turn on airplane mode automatically when the iPad sleeps?

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  1. kocoman macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to turn on airplane mode automatically when the iPad sleeps?

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  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    In effect, the iPad is in AirPlane mode while sleeping, is it not?:confused:
     
  3. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

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    There is no way to turn on airplane mode automatically. And no it's not in airplane mode whilst sleeping. I thought my iPad was in airplane mode this morning when I heard it receive an email. I know it was sleeping, because I tucked it in before I went to bed.
     
  4. elmo151 Guest

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    why would you want to?
     
  5. seeharrison macrumors regular

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    I put mine into airplane mode when I'm not going to be using it for more than 30 minutes. It turns off the wifi and in my opinion prolongs the battery. I started doing this at night and noticed that the 3% battery loss over night stopped.
     
  6. mikepro macrumors 6502

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    You won't get icloud backups when you are plugged in over night if you turn on Airplane mode.
     
  7. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    No, it is not. Airplane mode shuts down the WiFi (and cellular if you have it) radios. When the iPad is in sleep mode, the radios remain on (although in a lower power state) and the iPad is still connected to a network.
     
  8. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    IMO thats pretty rediculous to save 3% of the battery overnight. Why not just plug it in at night?
     
  9. seeharrison macrumors regular

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    Because it doesn't need charging every night.
     
  10. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Well then if it doesn't need charging then losing 3% shouldn't be that big of a deal.
     
  11. number84 macrumors 6502

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    Charging it every night won't harm the battery. Aren't these types of batteries designed for > 1000 charges....that's 3 years if you charged every night...about the life of these devices before it's time for an upgrade.
     
  12. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    1000 charge CYCLES, not 1000 charges. Which means it would last even longer than 3 years if you didn't charge from 0% to 100% every night.
     
  13. number84 macrumors 6502

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    ^ okay, so even better. no reason NOT to charge it every night now.
     
  14. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    Correct.
     
  15. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    What I want is to be able to automatically connect to iphone tethering only when not asleep..
     
  16. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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  17. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Umm ¿Qué?
     
  18. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    As things stand, when tether ipad to iphone's internet, it keeps collection active when both devices are put to sleep, thus draining batteries pointlessly.

    I want to be able to establish the connection automatically when ipad is woken from sleep, and no way is provided to do this. Meaning I have to constantly visit settings app to disconnect/reconnect.
     
  19. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so what does that have to do with this thread? The thread is about airplane mode not tethering.
     
  20. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Because it's a related subject, disabling some part of radio when in sleep mode, automatic air plane mode would be half the battle, could at least stop having to manually disconnect, and only reconnect when needed.
     
  21. Reimer macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure my 1st gen iPad used to shut off the wifi radio once it went into sleep mode prior to iOS5.

    After upgrading to iOS5, the wifi stays on indefinitely from what I can tell.
     
  22. elmo151 Guest

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    no. airplane mode shuts down the "radio" no emissions in or out
     
  23. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    I think your thinking about things too much if you put it in airplane mode if your not going to use it for more than 30 minutes.

    For me, and I'm not saying i'm right, the iPad is all about how instant everything is, Apple really is trying to get the technology out of the way.

    "What film was he in?"

    BOOM, open the smart cover and type it in, done, put it back down and watch the movie.

    I mean, each to his own, and if it makes you happy then power to you, but I don't think you're getting the most out of your device.

    When I went on holiday for a week last year I left my iPad on my bed, smart cover closed. I came home and it had gone down about 30%.... pretty amazing :)
     
  24. jamswirl macrumors regular

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    I've got airplane mode on, but wifi on too (got tired of it displaying "no sim"). Can/will it still do iCloud backups?
     

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