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The Complete Guide to Turning Off Your iPad

Have you ever wondered how often you should turn off your iPad? Just like all devices, iPads run on batteries so that you can be entertained by watching movies, TV shows, and even games.

As a general rule, iPads don’t need to be turned off. They are meant to stay on or sleep when not in use. So unless you need to restart your iPad for troubleshooting or updating purposes, it is unnecessary to turn it off.

I don’t turn off my iPad, and when I do, either I need to update my software or fix an issue on my iPad. So I’d keep it turned on most of the time and charge it when the battery runs low.

At the end of this guide, you’ll find out how often you should turn off your iPad, whether it’s necessary to turn off the iPad, and whether you should be shutting it off every Night. I also included some tips to maximize your iPad’s battery performance. So make sure you read the entire article.

How Often Should I Turn Off iPad?

As a general rule, iPads should only be turned off or restarted when they have an issue.iPads are designed to stay on and be put on sleep mode. However, if you leave your iPad unused for several days without charging, you can turn it off your iPad.

I have never turned off my iPad Pro since using it for the first time; this is how Tech should be used; think do you turn off your iPhone? It’s the same with the iPad.

The only time it should be turned off is when you experience issues with the iPad, such as a stuck screen or the iPad running slow. 

Turning off your iPad at Night is not good for the iPads lithium-ion batteries, as it requires a lot of energy for the battery to turn off the iPad rather than rest in sleep mode. Also, have you ever noticed the iPad takes a long to boot up after turning it? This is why.

Keeping your iPad in sleep mode gives instant access to your device; simply use face or touch ID, and you are ready to go.

Want to know how to charge your iPad correctly? See the correct percentage you need to charge your iPad in my helpful article.

Is It Necessary to Turn iPad Off?

Is it not necessary to turn off your iPad, only turn off your iPad if the iPad is suffering a software or hardware issue. You should only turn off your iPad if it will be unused and won’t be charged for a while.

Apple uses lithium-ion batteries in all devices; it charges faster, last longer, and last longer than the previous standard nickel battery.

Turning off electrical devices to prolong the battery is a myth, which came from nickel batteries made popular in the 1980s, and lithium-ion batteries to be used all the time

Since turning off your iPad won’t improve battery life, I have some tips on how you can maximize your iPad’s battery performance and take care of your iPad battery to extend its life expectancy.

Tips on Maximizing Battery Performance

Here are some tips on maximizing battery performance on your iPad.

  1. Updating to the Latest Software

To maximize your battery performance, update your iPad to the latest software available. You can edit it wirelessly while charging or connect it to a computer with the latest iTunes software.

  1. Optimizing Settings

Two proven settings can optimize your battery performance by lowering your screen’s brightness or turning on Auto-Brightness.

  1. Open Control Center and drag the Brightness slider to the bottom.
  2. To activate Auto-Brightness, navigate Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations and set the Auto-Brightness feature to On.
  3. Turn on your Computer When Charging a Device

Here’s a tip if you’re fond of charging your iPad with your computer. Charging your iPad while your computer is turned off or in sleep/standby mode will drain the battery. So make sure it’s turned on when you want to charge your iPad.

Since an iPad takes around four hours to charge from 1% to 100%, it may be wise to turn it off if you’re not using it. To know more information, here’s my complete guide to iPad charging & how long the battery lasts if you need more information on charging your iPad and how fast the battery drains.

Should You Turn Off Your iPad at Night?

You should not turn off your iPad at Night; only turn off your iPad if it will be unused for a couple of days without charge.

I have never turned off my iPad; it is always in sleep mode, a low power mode that suspends RAM for electronic devices; think of it as when a bear hibernates.

If you turn off your iPad every night, it has to turn itself on, which is very demanding for the iPads internal components like the CPU.

Keeping it in sleep mode allows you to wake up and have instant access to your iPad, you will lose around 5-10%, but if you charge it overnight, you will get a fully charged iPad to start the day, which is better for its lithium-ion batteries.

 Does leaving your iPad overnight provide any serious risk? Discover the truth in my article.

How to Turn Off Any iPad Model

There are two ways you can turn off your iPad. Here are the steps below to do it:

  1. Press the power button until the power slider appears.
  2. Slide the red power icon to the right to turn off your iPad.

The other way is by turning your iPad off through the settings.

  1. Open the Settings App.
  2. Navigate and tap on General.
  3. Scroll down and press the Shut Down button.