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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Smart Cover not locking/unlocking New iPad

Well first off, it's really not the "smart cover" from apple but its a case from invellop which uses identical technology (i.e magnets). I am on iOS 5.1 and i do not see a general setting in which i can turn the iPad cover on/off. It doesn't seem to be responding to me closing the cover or opening it. Any suggestions?
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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Well first off, it's really not the "smart cover" from apple but its a case from invellop which uses identical technology (i.e magnets). I am on iOS 5.1 and i do not see a general setting in which i can turn the iPad cover on/off. It doesn't seem to be responding to me closing the cover or opening it. Any suggestions?
Same here. Weird that the setting is gone.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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I think the setting only shows up after using a smart cover. Since the 3rd party covers do not work the setting isn't activated yet.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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See the other threads, Apple apparently moved the sensor.

Official smart covers work since there are several magnets, some third party ones may not if they don't have all the same magnets as Apple used.

@thelead is correct, setting appears only after using a smart cover. That's how it worked on the ipad2 also.
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 06:57 AM   #5
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My one works fine, I have an aftermarket case for my iPad, with the magnetic case. Have you tried going in to the settings for the magnet sleep mode option?
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Old Mar 18, 2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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it's really not the "smart cover" from apple but its a case from invellop which uses identical technology (i.e magnets).
It is not an issue with your iPad but an issue with your fake smart cover.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:41 AM   #7
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I read it is not the placement but the polarity of some magnets placed with low end cases.
I also read that Apple will replace your smart cover for free if it fails,
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 07:40 PM   #8
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Yes, it's all about polarity, not placement. While there are more than 20 magnets contained in an Apple Smart Cover, only one of them is responsible for triggering the sleep/wake feature. Starting with the iPad 3, polarity matters.

Click the link in my signature for more details, including an HD video demonstration of the situation.

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