Smart Cover Lock setting missing

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bankerts, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Bankerts macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Upgraded from an iPad 1st gen to a 3rd and restored from iCloud backup of the 1st gen. There's no option to use smart cover lock in settings though. Any ideas?

    I realize the eventual fix may be to just wipe and set up as a new iPad but I want to exhaust all other options before going down that road.
  2. HogWild macrumors newbie


    Dec 7, 2011
    NW Arkansas
    On a new iPad I don't believe the option shows up until you actually install the smart cover for the first. If you don't have a smart cover you could try to use a magnet to activate
  3. Bankerts thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2008
    That was it. The magnet in my homemade smart cover wasn't strong enough to activate it. Once activated, however, it worked just fine.

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