iPad iPad Air 2 Lock/Unlock Smart Cover

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wolfpackfan, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    Just purchased a new Air 2. Also bought the white Smart Cover. I am noticing that the cover does not unlock my 2 about half the time. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. The same issue happens when I use the Smart Cover from my wife's Air 1. Would you return the Air 2 because of this?
  2. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2013
    Wondering. Is this a leftover Air smart cover, or a brand new Air 2 cover? You will see on the back of the packaging a picture of the Air 2 speaker grill to show it's the new one.
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I don't have my Air 2 to confirm yes, but from what I've read elsewhere the iPad Air covers are suppose to work fine w/ the Air 2. I think the white cover is new for the Air 2 anyway. So, yes, I would def. take it in, along w/ the white cover and see which one is defective.
  4. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    This is a brand new Air 2 cover I bought at the Apple Store yesterday. It is the new white cover.


    Thanks. I don't think it is the cover, since the same problem happens with two different Smart Covers. I know it is no big deal to slide to unlock, but I hate to think I spent all this money if there is something wrong with the iPad itself.
  5. Jdgriffin811, Oct 25, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014

    Jdgriffin811 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2014
    Mine has the same problem

    I just got a new iPad air 2, but my cover is a generic one. But it doesn't lock or unlock the screen. The setting is confirmed turned on, but no functionality. I have even tried moving a powerful magnet around the edge of the iPad air 2 to see if it does anything and there is no locking or unlocking.

    When I use the same magnet on my old iPad 2, it unlocks and locks repeatedly. I'm thinking about bringing it back to the Apple Store to possible swap it out. I paid way too much for this for it to not work.
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    The Smart Cover is now the same for the Air and the Air 2. They no longer come in Leather, only polyurethane. Bah.
  7. andyw715 macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2013
    On two occasions my iPad wouldn't wake up after opening up these cases cover. I had to do a home button/sleep button restart.
  8. cannono macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2014
  9. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Weird, I would try one more cover, or bring both to Apple store and see what they think.

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