All iPads What Charges iPad More Quickly, AirPlane Mode or OFF?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HappyDude20, May 7, 2015.

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Which of these 2 options best charges an iPad more quickly?

  1. Airplane Mode

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. OFF

    13 vote(s)
    81.3%
  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    #1
    Little debate here at home, wondering which you'd side on:

    What charges an iPad more quickly; plugging it in to a wall outlet and placing it in Airplane mode or turning it off completely?

    I keep being told Airplane mode is good enough though for some reason I believe my 3rd Gen iPad charges so much more quickly with the device off.

    Simple poll
     
  2. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    #2
    I'm not an expert on batteries, but I assume turning it off would charge it more quickly as it's not using any power
     
  3. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Having it OFF may reduce the charge time by a small amount.

    But I would recommend keeping it ON during charging with at least wi-fi active so that iCloud backup and wi-fi syncing can be automatically achieved.l

    I always charge my Rmini with wifi ON and have been very happy with the recharge time. How pressed for time are you anyway??
     
  4. Badrottie Suspended

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    #4
    I leave it on while plugging in with wifi on most of the time for overnight. During daytime I sometime turn it off if the battery is down at 40%. :apple:
     
  5. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    All devices regardless of who makes it charge up more quickly with the power turned off.
     
  6. colodane macrumors 6502a

    colodane

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    #6
    Is being "right" on this trivial matter worth all the time/effort you are expending with polls ??

    Plug in your iPad and get on with your life.
     
  7. MacMulti macrumors regular

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    #7
    It helps by turning it off completely, not by much compared to airplane mode. Too lazy to wait it to boot up and couldn't be bothered by the tiny amount of time saved than to have it boot right away, well it's just me.
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    #8
    Think about it logically. How could a state where the device is still activated, albeit drawing minimal energy, allow the battery to charge faster than a state where it is completely inactive?

    In a practical sense the difference is probably very small though.
     
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    #9
    Obviously Off charges it faster, but the difference is probably so small that the effort and time required to power down and then boot it up again later probably makes it not worth doing.
     

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