iPad Mini Smart Cover lock screen issue

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  1. Osubuck37 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I just got my first ipad, a retina mini. I have the Smart Cover, and when I unlock it, sometimes the lock screen briefly flashes before unlocking the ipad. Sometimes, it doesn't show the unlock screen at all. Is this normal.
     
  2. EDH667, Nov 20, 2013
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    My iPad Air does the same thing, briefly showing the lock screen when opening the Smart Cover. I believe it is normal behavior.
     
  3. Osubuck37, Nov 20, 2013
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    It only happens sometimes, and has begun to annoy me. My dad has the ipad 4 and the lock screen never flashes when opening the smart cover
     
  4. iBatmac macrumors member

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    The same thing happens sometimes with an ipad Air, an ipad Mini and an ipad rMini. All with iOS7 :cool:
     
  5. Osubuck37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the responses. I spoke to someone at Applecare and he had no clue what I was talking about.
     
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    Same thing has been happening on my iPad Air and original iPad mini! both with iOS 7. Glitchy iOS 7 still in beta for iPads :(
     
  10. Osubuck37, Nov 23, 2013
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    So obviously it's not worth exchanging this ipad?
     
  11. Demiles macrumors newbie

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    My mini has done this since installing ios7, never happened on ios 6. There have been times when it appeared to be some type of animation but I wish they would figure out how to stop it.
     
  12. Osubuck37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Given how OCD people are about their iPads, I can't believe there haven't been other threads about this
     
  13. Saturn007 macrumors 6502

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    Agree 100%!!

    It's a nuisance. It should be one way or the other, with a user option to change how it behaves.

    The inconsistency is maddening--plus, in the middle of the night, I do not want to be reminded what time it is!

    At first, I thought it was iPad Air specific (with iOS 7), but our iPad mini with retina also sometimes does this. By contrast, any device with iOS 6, behaves properly -- no flash, no time, no lock screen--just instant return to where you last were!
     

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