When to Turn Off iPad

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  1. jossef

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    Do most of you leave your iPad in standby or overnight do you actually turn it off? When should it be turned off?
     
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    The only time it needs to rebooted is when you update iOS. I never turn mine off.
     
  3. chowdown

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    I puzzled over the same question when I first got the iPad. In fact, I've only switched it off once since getting it. I generally let it go to sleep by itself too (automatically after 10 minutes of no use).
     
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    You should drain the battery once per month.
     
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    No You should not.
    It is only a recontamination in regard to a misreading of the charge left. (Stuck in 100% or something like that)
    Electrically speaking, dis-charging is meaningless .
     
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    Yes. You should. I have been told by Apple and folks I trust here, that once a month is good.
     
  7. The Alternative

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    Apple does recommend draining the battery at least once per month.

    Apple - Batteries - iPad

    "Use Your iPad Regularly
    For proper reporting of the battery’s state of charge, be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down)."
     
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    ;). I read that before too. Thanks for finding that!
     
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    They recommend that not so that the battery remains in tip top shape, but rather so that the OS reports most accurately the exact amount of battery life left in the battery. So basically, its useless unless you are either anal about your ipad being EXACTLY correct in its battery percentage reporting or you are having issues where it says like 20% left right before it dies.
     
  10. Mossi

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    I've only turned mine off once since I got it. I put it on charge every night so I can use it all the next day.
     

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