iPad iPad Air 2 Lock/Unlock Smart Cover

wolfpackfan

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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?
 

Nismo73

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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?
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.
 

Chupa Chupa

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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.
 

wolfpackfan

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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.
This is a brand new Air 2 cover I bought at the Apple Store yesterday. It is the new white cover.

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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.
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.
 

Jdgriffin811

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Oct 25, 2014
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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.
 
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andyw715

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Oct 25, 2013
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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.
 

Lobwedgephil

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