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"Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby Furealz » 25 Nov 2012 21:59

While playing New Super Mario Bros. U, my GamePad sits there running while not in use and i tworries me halp! But when I shut it off the Wii U system shuts down. I know you can shut off the display, but the Pad still drains halp! :?
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Re: "Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby KingBroly » 25 Nov 2012 23:16

Start the Wii with your Wiimote?
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Re: "Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby J0RdAnN » 26 Nov 2012 01:12

That doesn't work as the touch pad auto turns on w/ the system...
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Re: "Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby Mako » 26 Nov 2012 15:06

Take out the batteries and start the system with the wii remote.
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Re: "Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby Carbondog » 26 Nov 2012 17:25

You could leave it in the cradle or plugged in while its not in use. When I use Netflix I put it in the cradle so when I want to use it it has a full charge. It would be nice to have a way to just use the Wii remote.
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Re: "Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby TheH2s » 27 Nov 2012 12:56

Carbondog wrote:You could leave it in the cradle or plugged in while its not in use. When I use Netflix I put it in the cradle so when I want to use it it has a full charge. It would be nice to have a way to just use the Wii remote.


I agree. There needs to be a way to turn off the gamepad when watching Netflix etc.
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Re: "Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby Popple » 27 Nov 2012 13:44

Home>Gamepad Settings>Display Off doesn't work? I'm asking because I haven't tried it in Netflix, I just know that's how to do it while playing NSMBU. I don't see why it wouldn't work in all games/apps as it's a System/Gamepad thing and not a game/app setting…
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Re: "Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby Autosaver » 27 Nov 2012 14:27

Popple wrote:Home>Gamepad Settings>Display Off doesn't work? I'm asking because I haven't tried it in Netflix, I just know that's how to do it while playing NSMBU. I don't see why it wouldn't work in all games/apps as it's a System/Gamepad thing and not a game/app setting…

I think the poster said the Display shuts off with that option, but it still loses battery because it is turned on/getting feed.
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Re: "Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby theimporter » 27 Nov 2012 18:01

Pretty sure the Gamepad is part of the Wii U, just got to live with that I guess.
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Re: "Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby Kama » 03 Dec 2012 04:20

It would be nice. I always just plug it in the charger when watching netflix, but would love to be able to just turn it on and off at will while still watching something.
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Re: "Is there a definitive way to Shut Off GamePad"

Postby Mirr0rR3flection » 07 Dec 2012 14:50

Theres no definitive way to shut down the GamePad unless you turn off the system.

Fun fact: If the system is off you can still press the TV control button. Just the GamePad (not the system) will turn on so you can change the channel or volume. Press the X on the screen and it'll turn right back off.
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