Do you use the magnetic auto-wake feature?

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Do you use the magnetic auto-wake feature?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    8 vote(s)
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  3. Sometimes

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  1. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I have an iPad 2 on the way and I've bought a folio that supports the magnetic auto-wake feature. I intend on using it, but I want to know if other people use it in their daily usage too.
     
  2. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    I use it. I would only turn it off if I'm going into a situation (like travel) where the possibility of others getting my iPad goes up. I then add the password protection, too.
     
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I use it almost exclusively. I don't remember the last time I touched the lock button.
     
  4. Born Again macrumors regular

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    All the time if u use a case man

    Really no way to avoid that


    Thats like asking if we breath air

    Yes man we do

    Get it together man!
     
  5. treynolds macrumors regular

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    I use it all the time. Works great, just like the similar feature on my MBA.
     
  6. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Wat. Anyways i use it, i dont see and cons to it.
     
  7. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    YES!! This is such a useful feature, very nice innovation. I have mine set with an unlock code so I usually just lift the cover off and it goes right to the unlock screen.
     
  8. foiden macrumors 6502a

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    I use it all the time. Though more times waking it up than putting it to sleep. I still have the major habit (from the phone and the iPad1) to use the sleep button before I even close the thing. Then again, I haven't had my iPad2 long, it'll just take a little time for me to get used to the idea of not using that button.
     
  9. Agent-P thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That was something I was wondering about: if it goes directly to the unlock keypad when a passcode is set. I was gonna wait till my iPad gets here to test that, but thanks for inadvertently confirming that for me.
     
  10. foiden macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. It does that. I tested that myself, just to make sure the wake up doesn't bypass user locks.

    For convenience, it bypasses the whole Slide-to-unlock virtual switch and goes right to the iOS desktop when opening (if you don't have a passcode lock on it). If you do, it bypasses the slide-to-unlock straight to the passcode thing.
     
  11. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    You can turn it off in settings...
     
  12. gigemzach macrumors 6502

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  13. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    i use auto-wake/auto-off all the time...i purposely looked for a case that supported it.

    not having to press a physical button translates into less potential [physical] things that can break on the ipad.
     
  14. MuggleReviewer macrumors member

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    +1
     
  15. Stefx73 macrumors regular

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    Wrong. It's a setting in the options.
    You can enable/disable the auto-lock feature.

    Great advice...follow it?
     
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  17. hismikeness macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  18. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    You guys do know that there is a nice little rating system so that you don't have to do this anymore?
     
  19. My name is Alex macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  20. Agent-P thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Then I guess my home button will experience less usage too since I intend to enable the multitasking gestures. Five finger pinch will bring me back to the home screen, and I feel like that'll be more convenient since I'm already using the touch screen.
     
  21. Stefx73 macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  22. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Every time I use the iPad, in the company I still have an iPad 1; miss hpthat function on that one already.

    And apps like SmartTub would not be funny without that.
     
  23. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    How else you supposed to get your post count up? :p
     
  24. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    +1 for honesty
     
  25. HardLuckStories macrumors regular

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    My smart cover spends most of it's time stuck to the fridge!

    Like using sans cover, screen on 10min auto lock also nice setup.
     

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