On or off?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sheppy1, May 31, 2010.

  1. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok guys so I'm new to the iPad scene having just picked one up today and i just thought of something...am I supposed to turn it off at night like a laptop or leave it on like an iPhone? Will it not overheat or something if I leave it on? What do you guys who have had it for a few do?
     
  2. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

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    I never turn off my laptop -- I just sleep all my devices. In the case of the iPad and iPhones, that's just clicking the top button one to lock it.
     
  3. mcdj macrumors G3

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    No worries, leave it on.

    For your next question(s), no need for a separate thread. People will read your "just bought an iPad" post and help you there.
     
  4. steviem macrumors 68020

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    This last Friday, I pulled my iPad out of the drawer that I had put it into last Sunday night and realized that I had left it on the entire 5 days and it still had the 95% power left that it did when I thought I turned it off!:eek:

    After that I am leaving mine on.
     
  6. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your replies guys, seems like I'll be ok to just leave it turned on all night
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

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    Since when are you supposed to turn off laptops at night? My MacBook Pro never gets turned off.
     
  8. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Yep. No need to worry about it.
     
  9. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Leave it on

    Aside from Rebooting, I can't imagine ever powering down my iPad.
     
  10. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't mean that you are supposed to turn them off but for me and pretty much everyone else I know, it's just the norm to shut down your laptop at night time
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    the norm? what? I don't turn it off
     
  12. brand macrumors 601

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    Do you know that you can hibernate or suspend both Windows and Mac OS so you don't have to completely power down the computer?
     
  13. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Again, it's the norm with me and all my friends/family members
     
  14. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do yes
     
  15. scubasteve03 macrumors regular

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    I understand it's your norm. But ever since OS 9.0, that doesn't do anything for you besides recycling ram and such. You guys are just wasting precious minutes of your lives. Consider trying to leave your computers and laptops on. It would make me feel Better about your situation. Lol
     
  16. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

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    It's up to you, but the 'instant on' feature is one of the selling points for the iPad. I'd just leave it on most of the time. It shouldn't overheat.
     
  17. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will definitely be leaving my iPad on overnight now that I know there is no chance of it self harming :)
     
  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i am confused. how does one turn off an iPad? (completely)
     
  19. brand macrumors 601

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    I don't know about that. I have heard rumors of certain iPads that when left on over night will cut themselves.
     
  20. camarobh macrumors 6502

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    I turn off my iPad at night simply so I don't hear email come in while I sleep.
     
  21. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Just as with an iPhone, you just press and hold the top screen lock button until it says "slide tom power off" do so and it shuts down completely. Probably just needs to be done if the iPad isn't going to be used for a few days at a time.
     
  22. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    I think PC laptop people turns their laptops off. I know someone who has a pc laptop and it seems she turns her laptop off before transporting it anywhere... I thought the whole point was to pick it up and go...

    Never turn off my iPad
     
  23. eTip macrumors 6502

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    Simply remove the battery. ;-)
     
  24. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yea, I forgot that it doesn't have a silent switch
     
  25. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Wow, 5 days without using it? I haven't gone a day without using it since I bought it on the original launch day. :D
     

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