iPad mini iPad Mini Smart Cover Not Staying Flat

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    Medic311

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    Just picked up an iPad Mini 64GB LTE-Verizon model at the Apple Store today.

    I just attached the Smart Cover for the first time and I've noticed that it doesn't stay flat on the iPad Mini surface. It seems the section closest to the hinge always wants to prop upwards.

    I just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced a similar issue. I plan on leaving it attached to the iPad Mini, but having it sit upside down on my night stand. Hopefully that will even it out.

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    rgarjr

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    Mines not staying flat either, ill wait it out or exchange it
     
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    Medic311

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    ok, it's good to know i'm not the only one.

    i don't remember the regular iPad smart cover doing this though. perhaps there isn't enough weight of the material (due to the smaller size) to suppress the inherent stiffness of the polyurethane
     
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    I found that the edge of my smart cover opposite the hinge was really stiff. This meant that when I'd pick up my iPad mini my hand would push on the stiff edge and that would move the smart cover and often make it pop up. I ran my finger up and down that edge a few times to soften up the material and that seemed to solve the problem.
     
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    ob81

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    Mine wasn't staying flat at first, but now it does. Typically I am not just looking at the iPad when I have the cover closed, so it was a none issue.
     
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    The magnets are only in the hinge and the far edge of the cover. There aren't any in the middle to pull the cover flat.
     
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    Just brought my Smart Cover a few hours ago and I have the same problem. If I can't get it to lay flat tonight I'll have to return it. I live 300+ miles away from the Apple store where I brought it, and I'm traveling home tomorrow evening.
     
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    shenan1982

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    I posted this same issue the day the iPad came out, and was told I didn't know what I was talking about, and yet now there are tons of threads about the issue. Oye.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Mine does that. to flatten it, with the cover closed, I press down on the cover with my thumb and press a little to the right. The cover will slip just a tad to the right and it will then be flat. It's like the spine magnets are too far down the left edge of the ipad. Scooting it to the right raises the magnets up a bit.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    I had the exact same problem - but it resolves itself, quickly. Just give it a little time and it will flatten out.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    I'll add to the list of what everyone else is saying. At first it really bugged me, but laying it on the smart cover flat overnight, it seemed to resolve itself quickly.
     
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    I was one of the early posters that said MINE was not messed up, as some have posted. Simply place it in the sun for a day and it's as flat as I need it to be....A friend just put his on a cookie sheet for about an hour at low in the oven and his went flat too...If you don't like it, return it, apple will survive.
     
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    Medic311

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    ok it's been 3 days (and 3 nights of leaving it upside down on the smart cover) - still seems to be warped. hmm. i'll take it to the apple store and see what they say
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    I noticed that with mine in the beginning too. Just checked it having it for a week, it hasn't gone down.

    I am returning my smart cover tomorrow though, just don't feel it's worth 45 dollars. Just bought a 10 dollar case that has a smart cover flap. works as well as the Apple smart cover, but 35 dollars cheaper and a full case around the Mini.
     
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    Medic311

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    give us a link, b/c i'm eager to see what else is out there

    this mini smart cover sucks.

    it still isn't staying flat!
     
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    Solved the issues. As others have said, just run your finger along it a few times or lay something on top of it and it flattens down. Did that a few times and now mine never pops up anymore.
     
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    Mine stays up all the time - it's really rigid. My wife likes it that way, however.

    If you keep on rubbing it, it won't stay down, best is to use some water and wet it so it will become limp again.
     
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    I have two smart covers for my mini - red and dark gray - and both lay flat. If yours doesn't, try an exchange.
     

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