1. vish30's Avatar
    I have a iPad-3 and the way I use it is like 2-3 Hours in the Morning then 1-2 Hours in the evening and some 3 Hours in the Night. I have a Apple Smart Cover. What is the best way to preserve my battery and also ensure that constant on and off does not harm my iPad what do you guys suggest should I leave it on all day and let the Smart Cover wake it and sleep it or To turn it off is a better idea so the iPad is not unnecessarily on. Especially when I may use it after a gap of 4 Hours. With the kind of usage I have mentioned.

    Thanks !
    11-02-2012 03:03 PM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    The iPad barely drains any battery when it's in standby so I'd say leave it on
    11-02-2012 03:46 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I never turn mine off just use the cover.
    11-02-2012 04:26 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's not going to Hurt either way. I leave mine on most of the time but I also turn it completely off on occasion. It is just something I prefer to do.
    11-02-2012 04:33 PM
  5. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I leave mine on all the time but I am religious about closing out all the apps in the Multi-Tasking Bar.
    Two iPads one iPhone- all stay on 24/7.
    Good Luck
    11-02-2012 10:46 PM
  6. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    You can leave it on all the time, but you should reboot it occasionally.
    11-02-2012 11:54 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...<snipped>... I am religious about closing out all the apps in the Multi-Tasking Bar.
    ...<snipped>...
    I'm the same way, my friend.
    11-02-2012 11:58 PM
  8. erwaso's Avatar
    Haven't switched mine off for more than a minute since March. Was just for reboots. You'll be fine leaving it on.
    11-03-2012 12:41 AM
  9. vish30's Avatar
    Are you guys sure I should it leave it on for such Long Intervals, if I am not using between those intervals and I am talking about long intervals here...Imagine/consider if you were using a Laptop or your Desktop instead would you keep it on if you were just gonna use it for a while in the morning and then directly use it in the night. I dont do the same with my Laptop but dont know how to deal with th iPad is it not a bad practice of using a computing device ?
    11-03-2012 01:41 AM
  10. CG68's Avatar
    You can leave it on all the time, but you should reboot it occasionally.
    Agreed. This is what I do.
    11-03-2012 02:16 AM
  11. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    If you are not going to use it for days your could turn it off. I keep all my test devices off until I need them, but like I said my production devices only get rebooted occasionally.
    11-03-2012 10:04 AM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I never turn any of my devices off and only reboot if something starts acting strange. This includes laptop, iPad and iPhone. The last time my iPad was off was in July when I was boarding an airplane. It's not going to hurt them.
    11-03-2012 10:08 AM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    All my devices never are off reboot everyone in a while or when they completely turn off from dead battery

    Does not hurt anything .. Honestly I think if you constantly turned it on and off it might use more battery then just leaving it in sleep mode
    11-03-2012 11:56 AM
  14. iphonerepairs's Avatar
    In my opinion you can leave it on all day there is no such harm. I phone battery capacity is very long lasting.
    11-14-2012 11:10 PM
  15. RWWackostu's Avatar
    I leave my iP4S and iPad3 on at all times, just sleeping when not un use.
    11-20-2012 10:44 AM
  16. Janey_G's Avatar
    I leave mine on all day. I don't think I have ever shut it off even when charging. I find that it charges very slow if it's off so why bother. I have the Apple Smart Cover too so it goes to sleep and the battery drain is almost non existent.
    11-21-2012 10:05 AM
  17. metreece's Avatar
    I noticed that putting my iPad into Airplane Mode before putting it to sleep with the cover causes the battery drain to stop. Watching the battery percentage hours or days after putting it into Airplane Mode, it doesn't change. This is because it turns off all radios in the iPad that might be listening for updates to come in. Now that IOS 7 control panel is available, putting it into airplane mode is very fast as well as turning off Airplane Mode.

    So my thought is that IF you are going to be using it every day, just put it to sleep with the Smart Cover. IF you are not going to be using it for a day or two, put it into Airplane Mode before putting it to sleep. Both these ways allow quick recovery compared to turning it off completely and rebooting.
    12-05-2013 04:37 PM
  18. Jamie Wooten's Avatar
    I'm which everyone else pretty much. I couldn't tell you the last time I've turned mine off. I do close out all the apps in the task bar
    04-30-2014 09:31 AM
  19. The_colombian's Avatar
    Are you guys sure I should it leave it on for such Long Intervals, if I am not using between those intervals and I am talking about long intervals here...Imagine/consider if you were using a Laptop or your Desktop instead would you keep it on if you were just gonna use it for a while in the morning and then directly use it in the night. I dont do the same with my Laptop but dont know how to deal with th iPad is it not a bad practice of using a computing device ?
    That is what I do on my windows devices because putting them to sleep creates all kinds of havoc. I let all my apple stuff on stand by and never get any lag or issues.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    04-30-2014 10:20 AM

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