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Registered: ‎02-14-2012
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Turning Off PlayBook

With PlayBook OS2 taking so long to boot up I find now I never turn it off. I just turn off wifi and switch my PlayBook to Standby. Anyone else taking this approach?

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Registered: ‎02-03-2012
My Device: curve 9330/Playbook
My Carrier: verizon

Re: Turning Off PlayBook

Several users have indicated taking that same approach. I do not turn off the WiFi nor place in standby. I plug it in at night and every so often I will do a restart. I have experienced no problems and battery life has not been affected. I use my PB heavily during the day sometimes, but usually can go most of the day without charging if I start with a 100% charge. Realize battery usage will vary depending on how the PB is being used.

 

Some people have timed their start time to be between 120 to 210 seconds.

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
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Re: Turning Off PlayBook

I never turn it off, even if not charging overnight AND all programs are closed and wifi left on, i lose about 10% charge over night.

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Registered: ‎02-03-2012
My Device: curve 9330/Playbook
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Re: Turning Off PlayBook

I noticed that the charging depended on how i charged it. If i use the OEM then the charge is 100% and does not take long at all if I use another BB USB type charger i never get to 100%. If i charge using USB type from laptop it will charge but not fully and takes a much longer period.

 

FYI - when charging in the car it quick charges much like the OEM charger for AC.

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Re: Turning Off PlayBook

It would be nice if it had a timer to schedule off and on automatically like my BB does...

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Registered: ‎07-28-2011
My Device: 9780
My Carrier: Virgin

Re: Turning Off PlayBook

hello,

I never turn my PB off too, but I have to restart it when I see the battery drain being more than 0.06W when on pause.
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Re: Turning Off PlayBook


jecsc620 wrote:

 if I use another BB USB type charger i never get to 100%.


That's normal, that handheld device charger is low powered and really not intended for the PlayBook...

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Registered: ‎04-19-2011
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Re: Turning Off PlayBook

Put mine in the bb rapid charger pod. Never turn off during the day always in use.
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Re: Turning Off PlayBook


aandras wrote:
Put mine in the bb rapid charger pod. Never turn off during the day always in use.


Same with me, charge at night and play during the day

 




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Re: Turning Off PlayBook

Hey knotty just ordered a rapid charger for the car and proffered the case bt keyboard. Now I never have to turn off. But my typing still sux.
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