Do you leave your 3ds/n3ds xl in sleep mode or turn it off?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Johnal Khow, Jun 1, 2016.

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Do you turn off your 3ds when not in use?

  1. Leave it in sleep mode.

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  2. Turn it off.

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  1. Johnal Khow
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    Johnal Khow Advanced Member

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    Hey guys I just want to know if you guys keep your 3ds'es in sleep mode when your not using it or if you turn it off :) Also does turning it off decrease battery life?
     


  2. Urbanshadow

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    Three systems with A9LH, all of them turned off.
     
  3. dimmidice

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    Since i installed A9LH a few days ago, shut off. before i'd leave it on if i was only for half an hour at most.
     
  4. rusty_train

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    if im playing a game were its a while to the save point, leave it on, if not, off it goes
     
  5. nwiifletcher

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    Turn off all the time. No A9LH here and never a problem turning on with menuhax.
     
  6. migles

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    i turn if off because i am kinda paranoid..
    first of all, i don't like a device working for no reason at all (all thoose zero and ones are precious and i would go crazy if one day i turned it on and it was empty of zero and ones)
    second i don't like blinking (or still) lights at night
    sometimes in the middle of a game i leave it suspended to quick come back or to remind me that i was playing a game but otherwise i keep it shutted down..
    third, battery cicles.. by shutting it down = less charging all the time = good for battery and components health
    fourth, suspicious about what it can do while connected to wifi.. scared that nintendo releases an update that updates the console without i knowing, removing all the hax and not legally owned games
    fourth and half: 3ds is a good toy for NSA and nintendo spying :(
     
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  7. Xenon Hacks

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    Maybe im paranoid but I feel like leaving the system in sleep mode puts wear on the battery and SD.

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  8. GoddessKozy

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    i always keep it in sleep mode even though i have a9lh and it's not like i need to boot-up an emunand each time

    it's a bad habit i've had since i was a kid though
     
  9. Hunter Guimont

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    The only time i shut my down is when i am out and not doing anything with it. Besides the it is alwasy in sleep mode.
     
  10. ceelo

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    I leave mine in sleep mode all the time. I never turn it off. Even right now, its plugged into the charger, sleeping away.
     
  11. SushiKing

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    Turn it off now that i have A9LH, Ask me that with Gateway and i'd leave it in sleep mode, and that seemed to annoy me all the time!
     
  12. Temptress Cerise

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    I turn it off. I mean, how else would I see my bootanim9 animations?
     
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  13. MyLegGuy

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    I keep it in sleep mode for some reason.
    (I have arm9loaderhax.)
     
  14. joyoshi

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    During the day I usually leave it on, but at night I turn it off.
     
  15. koyuki38

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    I always turns it off once i stop playing and do not plan to play again right after.
    Exception for all games and features that require the 3DS to be powered ON, like bravely defaut/second features or street pass
     
  16. zekepliskin

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    Sleep mode the majority of the time, for StreetPass/counting footsteps (which even works on a bike, 1000 - 2000 steps per day apparently). Exceptions being when I don't plan to use it for several days or I have the SuperCard DSTWO inserted - that thing will chomp through batteries on the 3DS even worse than on the DS. Eight hours on sleep even at Home Menu if the DSTWO is inserted will kill it.

    Overall the 3DS isn't as easy on it's battery as the PS Vita is, where I can leave the Vita on sleep after a full charge for a week and turn it on, everything where it was and only a little bit of battery drain. Usually I don't have a lot of time at work so I like to have it ready to go for Mario Kart 7 online when I have breaks (connects fairly consistantly when tethered to my smartphone).
     
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  17. DarkFlare69

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    turn it off
     
  18. Ricken

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    Mine is in sleep mode almost all the time

    other than at school for a lack of a better music player :P
     
  19. Viri

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    Only used sleep mode a lot when I had menuhax. Now I shut it off, unless I leave my 3ds in the middle of a game.
     
  20. hyprskllz

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    I keep it in sleep mode only if i'm not finished playing yet, and i know i will play again later.
    Other than that, i always turn it off. Not only saves battery, but also keep it safe from unwanted things.