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    SmartCover overrides Password?

    Is this normal behavior? The iPad is set to lock after 2 minutes and ask for a password, but even after having the iPad locked for more then 2 minutes does the SmartCover wakeup the device and bypasses the password lock.

    Perhaps this is a misunderstanding on my side, but I assumed that the SmartCover could wake up the device during the unlocked interval, but not once the passcode time has been reached.

    If the cover overrides the password anytime, then I consider it to be a huge security risk and a complete design fail. Make no mistake, I like the SmartCover for it's feel and ease of use, but I had no idea that it is either SmartCover or Password protection.

    Does this sound right, or am I overlooking something?

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    This shouldn't be normal.
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    I don't have mine yet but I was under the impression that all the cover did was the same thing the button does, turns it on to the password screen. Are you saying yours doesn't do this?

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    My bad.

    Passcode lock and Auto-lock are two different timers. I had set the auto-lock to 2 minutes, assuming that it will ask for the password after being locked for 2 minutes, so yeah, a confusion on my side. I have now changed the passcode-lock time to immediately and now the cover wakes the iPad, but still asks for the password.

    Conclusion: The iPad is smarter than me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad

    Conclusion: The iPad is smarter than me
    I feel that way sometimes.

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    Oops.
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    There is a cover lock and unlock setting. Try that.

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    When set on it asks for your password. When set off it unlocks when you open the cover.


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