Protocol on turning this thing off?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bradsnw, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. bradsnw macrumors newbie

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    What did you guys do last night? Power your iPad all the way off when you slept? Or just keep it locked? Just curious what the protocol for this is. Is it supposed to be left on all the time?
     
  2. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    The same thing I do with my iPod touch; just hit the button on top to turn off the display and lock it.
     
  3. Maximillian macrumors 6502

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  4. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    i believe same thing you are doing with your mobile phone? turn it off before going to sleep?
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I re-wrapped mine in the plastic and packed it away in the original box. :rolleyes:
     
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Same as I do on my iPhone. Lock it and sleep.
     
  7. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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    Hit the lock button and let it sleep till i woke up this morning and back on it now! I can't put this thing down!

    Posted from iPad!:apple:
     
  8. bradsnw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All very good points and I guess the expected obvious response. Yes, I've had an iPhone since the original launch and never turn it off. Guess it's just the realization that this iPad is not a full-fledged computer and it's designed to be left on at all times.
     
  9. cainnovacaine macrumors regular

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    Downloaded an alarm clock app and docked it on my dresser...
     
  10. mbell75 macrumors 6502

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    LMAO
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    Are you under the (incorrect) impression that "full-fledged" computers shouldn't be left on:confused:
     
  12. bradsnw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not at all, but I sure as hell don't leave my Macbook running all night for no appearant reason.
     
  13. mbell75 macrumors 6502

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    No? I put mine in sleep mode. Only shut it down like once a month if that.
     
  14. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I'm surprised no one has posted "I haven't slept since I got it so no need to power down"
     
  15. talkingnewmedia macrumors regular

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    If you do a slideshow, set it to repeat, the iPad functions as a very expensive picture frame.

    Silly, I know, but the point is that if you have it plugged in it will charge at the same time -- meaning that, in theory, you could have the screen on all the time and never run down the battery.
     
  16. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    i will treat it like my iphone, hitting the sleep button and walking away when its not in use.
     
  17. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    I re-wrapped mine in the plastic and packed it away in the original box and sent it back to China.
     

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