OK, on the top of Apple tablet you can find dedicated physical button to shut down the gadget or put it into standby mode. You are also aware that pressing and holding down this button for a few seconds (until a red slider appears at the top of the screen) and then sliding the slider to power off position will turn off iPad mini / iPad 4 / iPad 3 / iPad 2 completely, while with quick pressing of that button tablet will go sleep. But what is better for the health of your iconic tablet? Here are tips to follow:
So, as a rule of thumb, turn iPad mini / iPad 4 as well as iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3 off when you leave it along for lengthy period. However, if you decide to push it into sleep, do not forget to set ON for Airplane Mode ( Settings » Aiplane Mode » If it is in OFF state touch to trigger ON). This will automatically disable all the wireless features of your iconic tablet and as consequence prolong the life of its battery life.