iPad Has your iPad fallen out of the Folio?

iMas70

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i spent a lot of time checking out the new iPads and the Folio keyboard this week. The iPads are great but I’m not feeling the Folio. It seems like the iPad can easily slip out of it. I use an Apple Smart Cover and a Tech 21 hard rear shell on my 10.5” iPad Pro. That combination has been very dependable.
 

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i spent a lot of time checking out the new iPads and the Folio keyboard this week. The iPads are great but I’m not feeling the Folio. It seems like the iPad can easily slip out of it. I use an Apple Smart Cover and a Tech 21 hard rear shell on my 10.5” iPad Pro. That combination has been very dependable.
No the magnets on the folio are very strong, I do not see the iPad falling out
 
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cjrulli

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I have the 11" and find that sometimes when I am switching the angle positions I accidentally disconnect my iPad from the back magnets which is a little frustrating at times. It doesn't happen every time but I'd prefer if the magnets were a little stronger. I'm not applying much force when it happens.
 
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iMas70

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I found the magnets strong when I had it set up to use the keyboard. I really had to pull at it to close the cover. I questioned the rest of it though. I'm picking up a new iPad this weekend (10", 12.9" or both - one will go back). Want to make sure they are protected.
 

jaseone

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I've held it by the case and shook it quite roughly upside down (ready to catch it if it did happen to drop) but there is no chance that thing is disconnecting accidentally.
 

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I have the 11" and find that sometimes when I am switching the angle positions I accidentally disconnect my iPad from the back magnets which is a little frustrating at times. It doesn't happen every time but I'd prefer if the magnets were a little stronger. I'm not applying much force when it happens.
This has happened to me as well, but it happens pretty much every time. I have not had any issues with the regular folio, just the keyboard folio.
 
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iMas70

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This has happened to me as well, but it happens pretty much every time. I have not had any issues with the regular folio, just the keyboard folio.
I'm pretty sure I'll go with the version without the keyboard. It's extremely rare that I would use it.
 

alphaswift

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Nope. I got my IPP on launch day with the folio (non-keyboard), it's actually the nicest cover I've ever had on any of my 4 previous Ipads.
 

jrs22

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I have the regular folio on my 12.9. The back feels really secure, but if it’s not propped open on a flat surface it can topple over. Then there’s no protection for the pencil and it pops off. I’m returning the folio when the otterbox symmetry case arrives on Wednesday.
 

RickG

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Yes the back magnets have popped loose when I was holding it - the back magnets are not as strong as the edge magnets - its no big deal you just need to know how it all works after a few times you will get it- the pencil gets knocked off all the time for me
 

laurenr

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I have the 11" and find that sometimes when I am switching the angle positions I accidentally disconnect my iPad from the back magnets which is a little frustrating at times. It doesn't happen every time but I'd prefer if the magnets were a little stronger. I'm not applying much force when it happens.
My Husband has the (non keyboard) Apple Folio. I have been testing switching positions while the iPP is on my lap. I often end up disconnecting the back portion of the cover from the iPad. Plus, I find the edges very sharp and uncomfortable to hold after a few minutes. I do love the way it looks, but for me function is more important than form.
 

gjr74

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My Husband has the (non keyboard) Apple Folio. I have been testing switching positions while the iPP is on my lap. I often end up disconnecting the back portion of the cover from the iPad. Plus, I find the edges very sharp and uncomfortable to hold after a few minutes. I do love the way it looks, but for me function is more important than form.
I found the edges sharp too but they seem to have softened up a bit since new.
 
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jaseone

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My Husband has the (non keyboard) Apple Folio. I have been testing switching positions while the iPP is on my lap. I often end up disconnecting the back portion of the cover from the iPad. Plus, I find the edges very sharp and uncomfortable to hold after a few minutes. I do love the way it looks, but for me function is more important than form.
Are your magnets faulty or are you using it wrong? I just tried to get mine to pop off in a way other than it is supposed to and there is no way just adjusting the angle would ever cause the back to disconnect. The edges are a little sharp but in actual use I find it doesn't bother me.
 

laurenr

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Are your magnets faulty or are you using it wrong? I just tried to get mine to pop off in a way other than it is supposed to and there is no way just adjusting the angle would ever cause the back to disconnect. The edges are a little sharp but in actual use I find it doesn't bother me.
There is probably a good chance the magnets are faulty because of the obvious ease the case disconnects from the iPad. I don't think I will get this case. I want more corner and side protection for my device. i see the new UAG Metropolis Folio case has been released on the Best Buy website. I will probably go with that ; have used it on my 9.7” iPP for the past two years, and it is both comfortable to hold, and highly practical with it’s multiple viewing angles and detachable front cover.