Should I power off my iPad?

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  1. emurad macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm wondering whether it's best to power off the iPad every day or to keep it on unless a restart is needed.

    Please advise. Thanks.
     
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    I do the same thing, only with my iPhone. No need to power it down otherwise.
     
  4. jazziethomas macrumors member

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    Just like people, these gadgets needs to take a rest in order to function well and prevent several damages.
     
  5. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Not true at all. You never need to power off your iPad. It's completely unnecessary and is just a waste of time.
     
  6. firestarter macrumors 603

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    It's fine to leave it powered up.

    No... No damage will occur if you leave it on.
     
  7. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

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    I leave mine on unless it's going go be left alone for a very long time (never). But if you are going away for a few days and are for some reason not bringing it - it might be a good idea. But on a daily basis? Definitely not.

    Whoever said leaving it on causes damage, or that it needs to rest, is wrong. Apple devices were meant to be left on 24/7, thats how they were designed. Ask any genius. Or mr. Jobs himself.
     
  8. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    ITS AGAINST THE iOS CODE TO POWER OFF DEVICES.:D
     
  9. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    I switch mine off everyday before I go to sleep.why have it in stand by mode for 8 nours when I know it wont be used.
     
  10. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Because it uses virtually no power when asleep. I'd wager it uses as much or more power to go through the reboot cycle.
     
  11. Gordon Gekko macrumors regular

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    The ipad has no internal moving parts and was designed to be on all of the time.
     
  12. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    I just power mine off and then on after installing an app or updating one.
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Why?
     
  14. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    Just like people? Huh? Methinks you know not about computers.
     
  15. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    That's true. I leave my iPhone, iMac and MBP on ALL the time. They only go to sleep or get restarted when necessary. But I never shut them off. I've been doing this practice with Apple products for four years now and have never had any damage!
     
  16. firestarter macrumors 603

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    It can occasionally be useful to clear memory if the iPad has been in use for some time. Some of the larger apps seems a bit memory starved when they start up for the first time and initialize themselves - and I've seen several app help pages recommend this.

    It's certainly not essential - but if you see problems with crashing of an app after you've just installed then it can be worth trying.
     
  17. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Interesting
    I have never experienced that type problem
     
  18. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    My Dad is one of those 'energy efficient' types and always turns it off completely, it annoys me for some reason.
     
  19. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is only restarted for software updates. I have never turned it off.
     
  20. FutureStar5 macrumors newbie

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    I turn it off when I go to sleep as I do with my iPod Touch, but after reading here that it is unnecessary I may just leave it on.
     
  21. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I leave my iPad and laptop always in sleep mode. Never power them off unless a major update requires restart or performance has lagged down.
    There is a reason why the power off on the iPad isn't just a one second one click thing - it takes more work to power it off than to put it to sleep.
     
  22. CorruptedSanity macrumors member

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    Have never in the past 6 months turned mine off. Only restarted as neccessary.
     
  23. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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    I never turn it off. That would sort of defeat the "instant on" capability.
     

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