Does apple smart cover cause inadvertent wakes?

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  1. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    Does the apple smarts cover "slide" when closed? I notice in videos and whatnot that it doesn't close completely solid or tightly so to speak. So I was wondering if this meant that the sleeve inadvertently wakes the iPad?

    Any insight into this would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    I have never seen it. It will wake on a notification that may go away (hide to the notification area) and make it look like it woke for no reason.
     
  3. rgarjr, Mar 19, 2012
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  4. sekazi macrumors 6502

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    It has alternating magnets along the edge to keep it aligned and shut. I can hold the iPad upside down and shake without it even coming off or unlocking.
     
  5. number84 macrumors 6502

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    Smart cover and iPad 2 had some movement especially if you shove it into a bag. Not sure if they've fixed this with the ipad3.
     
  6. onthecouchagain thread starter macrumors 604

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    This is precisely what I'm worried about. Because if it causes inadvertent wakes, won't that eat up battery life while it's in the bag with the screen on?
     
  7. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    The iPad still shuts off on it's own after a minute. I have no issues with mine in a bag.
     
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    Obviously not, since they've used them with no problem.
     
  10. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    As noted, it can inadvertently turn on when stowed in a bag if the smart cover is being rubbed against fabric or books or whatever hard enough to slide it across the screen. Even with 15 magnets, its not that hard to move it. If it were, you'd never get the damn cover open for your own use!
     
  11. str8bucs macrumors regular

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    I have noticed that mine does turn on with the smallest of movement.

    I have the black leather Smart Cover
     
  12. pogiboi macrumors regular

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    mine does it just carrying it around. maybe i have a weak smart cover?
     
  13. onthecouchagain thread starter macrumors 604

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    These responses trouble me... :T

    I don't believe a perfect sleeve or case will ever exist. Alas.
     
  14. mikepro macrumors 6502

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    Mine does this too.

    I'm actually thinking I will just disable the auto-wake feature. Kind of more hassle than it's worth. Plus, I like seeing my lock screen photo (of my baby girl!), and I never get to see that with the autowake.
     
  15. qsb5 macrumors newbie

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    Looks like I'm not the only one with this problem.. I might just refund the smart cover and use a screen protector instead..
     

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