All iPads iPad doesn't go into sleep mode when plugged into the wall?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bobright, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Is this normal or somethings going on with my iPad? I notice when I have it plugged into the wall it doesn't autolock. Is there some setting I need to switch off?

    It might be even Tweetbot causing because it mostly happens when I have tweetbot open.
  2. macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Same problem, here -- also primarily with Tweetbot. But also sometimes with Safari. Did you ever find a solution?

    (iPad 3, iOS 6)
  3. thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I have not and it still puzzles me, same gen and iOS as you. I also noticed it happens at times with my current iPhone 5. Strange indeed.
  4. macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2012
    Actually that's the functionality I want. I have my iPhone and iPad plugged in and turned on all day at work and so I had to turn off the auto-sleep. I've never understood why Apple don't include an option to stay awake when connected to power.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    Its not a bug. It's supposed to do that. Just click the sleep button to...put it to sleep. Otherwise, just the backlight goes out when it's plugged in. It's like that on every iOS device if I'm not mistaken. Definitely with my mini and iPhone 5 and every other iPhone and iPad I've had.
  6. macrumors demi-god


    Jul 24, 2009
  7. macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Check your settings under Settings>General>Auto Lock. There's an option for 'Never' so make sure that's not the one selected.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Correct me if Im wrong, ios 6.0.1 still hasn't solve the lock screen issue.

    If you use assistive touch function last, it wont lock. Just press the sleep button, its not that hard.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2010
    Had this in safari the other day. Turn the iPad off and back on. All is working properly again.

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