7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2012 8:57 AM by Finebabe
Finebabe Level 1 Level 1

Lately I have been reading online that I should turn off my iPad when charging the battery.  I have always done so but within 20 seconds it turns itself back on.  I thought that was normal but now I am not so sure.  Any thoughts?


iPad 2, iOS 5.1.1
Solved by Finebabe on Aug 1, 2012 6:32 AM Solved

Yes, it does go into sleep mode so I'll take your word for it that that is normal.  Thanks, Diavonex.

Reply by Michael Black on Aug 3, 2012 7:01 AM Helpful

The iPad, like the iPhone, will indeed turn on automatically if off, and then plugged in.  Has always been like that.  If it is on and you plug it in, then turn it off, it will stay off.

 

As far as charging the battery, it makes no difference whether the device is off or on when plugged in, or whether it is actively in use or not when plugged in.  Plug it in and unplug it any way you wish, the battery and charging circuits does not care one way or another.

Reply by Finebabe on Aug 3, 2012 8:57 AM Helpful

Thanks, Michael.

 

You covered every possibility and I will stop worrying about it.  You should get a job writing the User Guide.  Lol.

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  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9

    "Lately I have been reading online that I should turn off my iPad when charging the battery.  I have always done so but within 20 seconds it turns itself back on"

     

    Ignore it and it'll go back to sleep.

  • Finebabe Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, it does go into sleep mode so I'll take your word for it that that is normal.  Thanks, Diavonex.

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9

    You are most welcome

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4

    Finebabe wrote:

     

    Lately I have been reading online that I should turn off my iPad when charging the battery.

     

    That's wrong. It doesn't need to be switched off while charging.

  • Finebabe Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for responding Menneisyys.

    So far it's 50/50 . . . Yes and no.  I guess I'll just continue what I've been doing.  Which is turn it off before plugging it in and then letting it turn itself back on.  One would think that the User Guide might provide some information on charging the battery but when I searched the word "battery" I only got one hit but that had to do with conserving the battery by not using the Location Guide.  Very helpful User Guide . . . NOT!

  • Michael Black Level 7 Level 7

    The iPad, like the iPhone, will indeed turn on automatically if off, and then plugged in.  Has always been like that.  If it is on and you plug it in, then turn it off, it will stay off.

     

    As far as charging the battery, it makes no difference whether the device is off or on when plugged in, or whether it is actively in use or not when plugged in.  Plug it in and unplug it any way you wish, the battery and charging circuits does not care one way or another.

  • Finebabe Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, Michael.

     

    You covered every possibility and I will stop worrying about it.  You should get a job writing the User Guide.  Lol.