Off or in sleep mode?

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    Hi! I was wondering whether it is better to just keep my iPad "asleep" when not in use or better to turn it off? Thanks!
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    Well, of course, you can resume from 'Sleep' very quickly and 'Off' takes considerably longer.
    'Sleep' uses some battery power and 'Off' virtually none.
    When you power down and power up, the iPad does quite a lot of 'housekeeping' and 'cleaning up', so Apple recommend you do that every so often. It solves a lot of 'issues' too - apps that quit unexpectedly, for example, or 'misbehave'!

    Tim
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    Thank you!
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    Good to know!!
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    I put mine into airplane mode for longer periods. Saves the battery quite well.
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    That was useful to know Tim. Thanks for the tip.
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    Also, in Sleep mode, the iPad 'wakes up' briefly every so often to retrieve email, assuming you've got that set in the Mail settings in 'Settings' - and this could be as frequently as every 15 minutes. So that, too, will consume battery power.

    When the iPad is off, the battery drain - as I said - is negligible - just a very few things running - like the iPad's 'digital clock'.

    Tim
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    Never even thought of that. Nice tip thanks!

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