Do you keep your 3DS in sleep mode or turned off?

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User Info: xLexLuth0rx

xLexLuth0rx
5 years ago#1
It seems like Nintendo wants us to keep it on and in sleep mode so we can get various updates, etc. but that leads to always putting it on the cradle or plugging it in directly to keep the battery from draining too much since wifi is active during sleep.

Couldn't this lead to a quicker loss in battery life if it's always re-charging? I've always preferred to use my batteries to around 25% remaining before charging them but maybe I need to ditch that philosophy...
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User Info: Hoffy_

Hoffy_
5 years ago#2
I leave it on to get the updates, but it dies in like 4 days, which is pretty pathetic.
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User Info: pariah164

pariah164
5 years ago#3
If you turn it off, won't it seek out and get updates when you next turn it on?
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User Info: Supergamecube14

Supergamecube14
5 years ago#4
I keep it in sleep mode on the cradle when its not in use, sleep mode in my pocket on the go.
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User Info: hydradragon

hydradragon
5 years ago#5
It goes off, unless I'm going to the store or something to get street/spot pass.
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User Info: xLexLuth0rx

xLexLuth0rx
5 years ago#6
pariah164 posted...
If you turn it off, won't it seek out and get updates when you next turn it on?

Well things like the Nintendo Video channel, which I'm considering ditching anyhow, only get updates when the system is left in sleep mode. It won't do a manual update when you simply power it back up. Not sure about other updates though...
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User Info: lambchips

lambchips
5 years ago#7
mine has never been turned off since launch...
if something goes wrong with the battery i'll just replace it with a new one
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User Info: fallenKlNG

fallenKlNG
5 years ago#8
I just turn it off. I can get any update I need when I turn it back on later, and I don't see the point in draining the batteries. I could keep it constantly charging, but I'm sure that slowly drains the battery life and the charger will always draw electricity from the outlet even if it's not charging the 3DS. I'd prefer to conserve the electricity.
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User Info: Omega_Black

Omega_Black
5 years ago#9
A mix of both.

If it still has a good charge, I turn it off.

If the battery is running low, I put it in the cradle in sleep mode and let it seek out any updates.
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User Info: goothgone514

goothgone514
5 years ago#10
off
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