iPad 2 smart cover problems?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by weekendsrule32, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. weekendsrule32 macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2009
    New Jersey

    I started this thread to see if others were having similar problems. I have an iPad 2 with a grey smart cover. I find that 1, it will not stay attatched flat to the back when I'm using the iPad and 2, the stand capability is questionable at best (falls off and/or over easily). Anyone else having these problems?
  2. miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. patrickj macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    It definitely doesn't stay on the back cover without holding it in place - as far as I know that's by design, not a flaw in yours individually.

    And yeah, I'd agree that it's not the most sturdy of stands - but again it's probably not intended to be.
  4. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    Mine has never come off unless i pulled it off, and the stand seems quite rigid the magnet strength is very strong...
  5. weekendsrule32 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2009
    New Jersey
    You may be right, it may not be designed to. But then that brings up another question. Why wasn't it? It just seemed natural to me to flip it over to the back when I opened it, and Apple's pretty big on making things feel right and work easily. If it's not a feature, then in my opinion someone at Apple messed up. Although, it does seem like it definitely tries to stick when I flip it back, but just doesn't have enough magnet power to.
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Make sure you are folding it with the microfiber side out. If you fold it with the leather/poly side out, it doesn't stay up.
  7. Cool Hwhip macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2011
    Yeah, there's a huge flaw. There's only 2 positions I can put my iPad in.
  8. Peche1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2011
    Don't get the smart cover!

    Apple didn't think this one through. I love Apple products, but the smart cover for the ipad2 is flawed. Weekendsrule32 is right. The magnet is not strong enough plus, the cover doesn't function/fold correctly all the time. Mine will collapse in the middle of folding it open. Just happened again and when I tried to correct it, the cover came off and my iPad slid off the table, flipped over and landed flat on the floor on the glass face, breaking the lower right corner of the face. I am ticked! I wish I would have bought something more like the original iPad cover. Never had problems with it. Think twice about using one. If you do, take great care...
  9. Cygnus311 macrumors regular

    May 6, 2006
    I would have to agree. I came to start a new thread to show my pictures of splitting/tearing smart cove edge opposite the hinge side. Is anyone experiencing this? This iPad has nothing but gentle use by 2 adults and it hardly ever leaves the couch. There must be a glue in the edge that holds the two materials together which just isn't strong enough for basic handing and use of the cover. This thing is getting returned.


  10. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Or take it back ;)
  11. serialtoon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    Long Beach
    I was just about to buy one tomorrow. Good thing I stumbled across this thread.
  12. RadicalxEdward macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2011
    They're definitely something you only buy if you've got the change to drop on style. If you're worried about the money/value you probably shouldn't bother with it.

    Somebody mentioned it here already but it should be repeated, the stand is mainly stable with the microfiber side out (even though it technically can be rolled either way)

    I've heard a couple people say theirs was splitting too, if it was me i'd just swap it out for another one or glue it myself. If it was like tearing or something then I'd just swap it.

    I agree there should have been some kind of magnet in the back for it. the way people are folding it in half on the back, there should be a magnet right there. (so that it will be held back and the camera will still be available. )

    However, I really don't understand why so many people (not necessarily the op) get so upset with these smart covers with comments like "it doesn't protect the back" and things like that. It's obvious it's a flap of fabric that doubles as a quick and easy stand. It's not an otterbox, it's not some perfect steel frame stand. It's a light/portable/simple cover / stand. If that's not what you're looking for then what's the point of buying it the first place? they're obviously not cheap.

    (this isn't aimed at those having quality issues with the smart cover, just people who don't even understand what it is)
  13. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    I had to go through 3 smart covers before I found one of good quality - the first one I bought had black marks on the front that didnt come off (i thought they were dust at first) - and the 2nd one had a dent in the metal band. 3rd one's a charm.
  14. patrickj macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    Just by the way, I wasn't meaning to imply 'it's by design and I think that's wonderful'. I much prefer a case that can be folded back while in use, that I don't have to hold in place. This really is just a cover, rather than a case - and I'm looking forward to seeing more 3rd party, full-protection cases that use the smart cover tech.
  15. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    If you people do not like, just return it for a refund or replacement. I am pretty happy with my black leather cover. It does all I could expect it to do :apple:
  16. Domdog31 macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
    Only complaint I have is it leaves rows of dust on the screen in the shape of the folds that the cover is designed. It also has left tiny rub marks on the back of the iPad on the metal that rub off but still are there.
  17. mjcorbs macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    Case collapse

    Mine just folds back on it's self and falls over if you touch the screen while it's free standing, it's going back.. can't wait for the look of disdain on the apple clone's face when i tell them a genuine apple product is actually fairly flawed, it should also cling to the back when you flip it round, i'm forever just taking mine off then putting it back on again.. pointless.. original cover was way better
  18. RadicalxEdward macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2011
    um, I don't mean to be rude, but isn't that entire point? You put it on when you're using it, and when you're not you can easily take it off and use the iPad in charging docks and things like that.
  19. DTMEDIC, Aug 10, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011

    DTMEDIC macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2011
    My Smart Cover is NOT Secure After 30 Days

    I have had my iPad 2 and smart cover for about 30 days now. I am disappointed in the smart cover as it no longer seems to hold the cover securely when closed. I have actually had the cover slip off when removing from my tote bag, slip off when holding as a reader...each time caused the iPad to fall...thankfully NOT onto a surface that caused it to break. Last night I took it to a meeting, and noticed that it was not always turning the iPad off when cover was closed without realigning/ giving it a gentle push. Needless to say I am purchasing a diffent cover...but was wondering if anyone has noticed this problem over time.
  20. Jimjoke macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2012
    Back cover

    If you want the Smart cover, best buy sells a great back cover case that has a magnet to hold the cover to the back, great design and protects it well....brand name,,.incase.,,

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