iPad goes black after being idle

Discussion in 'iPad' started by martosprint, May 13, 2012.

  1. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    I have the new iPad and when I am using it and after a period of inactivity the screen goes black. If I touch the screen immediately after it goes black the screen comes back up. However if I wait a few minutes and tap the screen it doesn't come back up and I have to hit the home button to revive the screen and it goes to desktop. Is there a setting to keep it from going to sleep? I looked in settings but could not find a way to keep the screen from going black.
    thanks for a reply.
     
  2. blue43fan macrumors regular

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    You can prevent the iPad from going to sleep by opening Settings, General and setting Auto-Lock to Never. Be warned, though, that keeping the screen on constantly will drain the battery quickly.
     
  3. Abarth1200 macrumors regular

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    Is this your first smart device?

    It's the auto lock feature as said above, you can set it to different lengths but the dimming function is a warning it's going to lock.
     
  4. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay guys, thanks for the answers. I didn't realize the settings for it were in the auto lock. I also have the iPad original and it still works good and in the settings for this iPad was set to never, but the iPad 3 wasn't, so all is well now and thanks for the responses. 
     

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