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BT automatically on when iPad is powered up?

Padcatt

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When I shut down the iPad, I always turn off wifi and BT. When I power back up, BT is on. Is this the way the iPad is programmed to behave? Is there a way to set BT not to be on when the iPad is powered up

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When I shut down the iPad, I always turn off wifi and BT. When I power back up, BT is on. Is this the way the iPad is programmed to behave? Is there a way to set BT not to be on when the iPad is powered up
Hi Padcatt - just curious how often and why you feel the need to turn off your iPad's radios and the device? Wife and I both have iPads and iPhones and either just let each sleep or put on overnight charge - some discussion HERE; and sure others may 'chime in' with their own opinions. Dave :)
 
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giradman;

It’s battery conservation. I power down when I’m done, not just for the day. I’d had a support call for my M1 Mini and the Sr tech person said that Apple advises powering down rather than sleeping - to extend the life of the device. I am way into extending the lives of my devices.

I had been merely turning off the radios and “sleeping” the iPad so that all I had to do was open the lid and be ready to rock.
 

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I am not aware of any evidence that powering down would increase device life versus sleeping. Does anyone have such evidence?

An iPad has no moving parts (other than switches) and the battery drain from sleeping is near zero. I think you are wasting your time.


I have an 10 year old iPad 2 in my quiver and it’s battery still works fine. When not in use, it’s in sleep mode, and rarely powered down.
 
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All sleep mode will do vs turning off the iPad is use battery power in sleep mode.
 
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And this use of battery power in sleep mode is minimal?
 

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With a good battery it can last about a month in sleep mode before the battery runs down.
 

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giradman;

It’s battery conservation. I power down when I’m done, not just for the day. I’d had a support call for my M1 Mini and the Sr tech person said that Apple advises powering down rather than sleeping - to extend the life of the device. I am way into extending the lives of my devices.

I had been merely turning off the radios and “sleeping” the iPad so that all I had to do was open the lid and be ready to rock.
Hi again Padcatt - before responding, I wanted a few more forum members to 'chime in' with comments - this has been a contentious issue for years (proven easily w/ a little googling - this LINK is just one example). For my wife and myself, I'll continue to leave our devices on and in 'sleep' mode when not in use; plus, I really doubt that what the tech told you is an official policy of Apple, but his or her own opinion, just my guess. So, 'to each his own' - take a look at the link - what you are doing is not a problem but just not needed nor a preserver of your battery and equipment. Dave :)
 

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