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Topic: Do you ever turn off your 3DS?

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Nachoman
 
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Ari
ACCF Town
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So, I've had my 3DS on for about a week and a half. I'm not sure why I leave it on, I guess it's just too much of a hassle to turn it back on again or something. Usually I just close whatever game I'm playing and leave it at the home screen, then just close my 3DS.

Anyone else do this?

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gr8gabs
 
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Gabbie
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Now that I think about it, it's actually pretty rare the I turn my 3DS off. When I'm finished playing a game I'll just close it and open it the next time I want to play it. The only times that I turn my 3DS off is I'm trying to save the battery life (me and my sister both have 3DSs and sometimes we need to share a charger.)
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Sonnic
 
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I usually just shut the lid and leave it in case I happen to get a StreetPass. I had a streetpass from someone walking past my house once so you never know when you'll get one.
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Normally I only shut my 3DS off when I'm going to sleep. When I was really active with playing New Leaf all day, I would turn it on and leave it on all day.
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Nachoman
 
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Ari
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I don't even see the point of turning it off really. I guess it depends on the game that you play the most. When I used to play smash or Mario kart I just left them on because I can just open it and I can just continue playing, whereas a game like LoZ or Pokemon, I saved and turn it off. Now I just leave it on no matter what game I'm playing. It's just so much easier to open it up and continue playing. :P

Also, like Sonnic said, you never know when you'll get a Streetpass!
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lemonlimelipstick
 
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Hmm, if I go out for a long time, I'll turn it off eventually to save battery. I'll also turn it off if I've completed a game and I'm not intending to play anything else after. But if it stays at home and I'm in the middle of completing a game, I'll usually leave it in sleep mode, charging.
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KaterCeasie
 
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Mine is never off.  I get really annoyed when it has to update and restart.
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MarauderShields
 
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Yes, every time. I thought it was really weird that my friend kept his on 24/7 but I guess that's a really common thing. I don't see why it's necessary to leave it on, but I also don't play mine every day.
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707penguin
 
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707
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I generally leave it on as well, but I'll occasionally turn it off. I've turned it off less as it ages and takes longer to turn on.
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Chalmers1
 
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I always turn it off after I'm done playing, so my battery doesn't die. My regular charger doesn't work, so I have to use a car charger.
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Jarikira
 
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Now that I think about it I don't think I have ever turned my 3DS off. It turns itself off to complete updates and that's about it.
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KEEBY64
 
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I play my 2DS everyday, but I do turn it off because I think sleep mode is pointless and honestly I would let it rest because it needs it.
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Jarikira
 
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Jari
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As Sonnic said above, I leave mine on because of Streetpass. I get them just from people walking past my home.
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KaterCeasie
 
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Katie
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^  I wish I got them at my house!  We live in the city and I would expect more streetpasses but we are three floors up and it just doesn't register even though there are lots of windows.  
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JRtheNutbar
 
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JR
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I turn mine (actually my bf's) off at night but if I plan on going out where I know I'll get a bunch of people from street pass (like tomorrow I'm going to pop expo) I'll leave it on. Also to collect those coin thingies from my steps with it.
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afireirwin
 
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I wouldn't leave them on becuase I used to do that and my DS overheated so I can't play it for more than about an hour before it starts flickering on and off. It's really annoying but I'm getting a new one soon hopefully.
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JellyBeans97
 
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I never leave my 3DS on. I don't use streetpass or collect coins, so I have no other reason to keep it on all day. I didn't realise it was a common thing to do.
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I usually only turn my 3DS off to put the SD card into the computer (for pictures and the like)
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TonksCF
 
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Ally
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The only times I really turn my 3DS off are when it's dead or when my internet isn't working and I have to restart.
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Luigi96
 
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No, it dies. The New XL is crazy comfortable, but I swear the battery is trash.
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BoBobb
 
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Miyako
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I'm surprised by how many people here leave theirs on most of the time.

I always turn mine off when I'm done playing. And everyone I know who has a 3DS does it this way as well.
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Luigi96
 
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Chris
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I think for me it's habit from when I carried my OG 3DS in my pockets at all times. At night it sat on the charging dock.

Shoot, man. I need another charging dock. I forgot just how nice it was being able to just plop the system on without finding the wire behind our lampstand.
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horseygirl3000
 
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"I always turn mine off when I'm done playing. And everyone I know who has a 3DS does it this way as well."
That's exactly the same with me. I hate it when I don't turn off my 3DS, I feel bad if I don't.
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"Yes, every time. I thought it was really weird that my friend kept his on 24/7 but I guess that's a really common thing. I don't see why it's necessary to leave it on, but I also don't play mine every day."

agreed
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DaBraxMan
 
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I turn mine off almost every time. Occasionally I'll put it into sleep mode, sometimes by accident.
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