iPad mini Smart Cover clicking Noise

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  1. Osubuck37 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have the retina mini, and just started noticing that when the smart cover is flush against the rear of the ipad and I separat it to close the cover on the front of the ipad, it sometimes makes a weird clicking noise as it separates from the ipad.

    Has anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Yep. I have an rmini I'm returning for a yellow screen and I notice this on mine. If I move the Smart Cover across the back I hear a clicking noise almost like a loose magnet.
     
  3. Osubuck37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just noticed my brothers first gen mini does the same thing
     
  4. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I thought it was the smart case magnetising the camera assembly (which rattles anyway) until I realised the noise was at the bottom.
     
  5. Bariwasmypart macrumors newbie

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    iPad Air Similar Behavior

    Likely because of the similar design I am finding that my new iPad air is doing the same thing.

    It's a very audible click and I'm slow to take it to Apple as there is no consistency in replicating the clicking noise.
    :confused:
    Thoughts?
    Is this something I should be worried of?

    #WorriedMotherHen:eek:
     
  6. Osubuck37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm surprised no one else has discussed this issue.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Is it the click when the magnets from the smart cover cause the iPad to lock or unlock?
     
  8. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure it's not the lock sound from the cover moving and unlocking and quickly reliving the iPad?
     
  9. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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  10. Osubuck37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The noise is coming from the back of the ipad. It is is definitely not the clicking sound of the ipad awakening. I also sometimes hear a clicking when the Smart Cover simply moves across the back, such as when I'm typing and the Smart Cover moves a little.
     
  11. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    That's exactly when I hear it.
     
  12. Osubuck37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I guess there's no reason to bring it back to apple for this issue?
     

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