Since you seem to have run out of options, I'd suggest trying a full factory restore after you've backed up everything. You'd have to back up anyway if you were to send your iPad back to Apple, so you might as well see whether a full factory restore might help you avoid that. It's a long shot, but not much effort to try.
That's a preference, of course.
Originally Posted by teralpar
Without the slider (or a pass code lock), anyone could pick up your iPad and start using it. The OP has a child and probably wants to limit access.
Oh I see now...that makes perfect sense.
Originally Posted by Kaykaykay
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Have you tried completely powering down the iPad by holding down the Home button at the same time as the on/off switch, and then powering on again?
...or stopping all the active applications, by double pressing Home, holding down one of the icons at the bottom of the screen until they wiggle, then stopping all of the active applications by clicking their X?
Thanks for all of the replies. I did try a factory reset when I had the tech guy on the phone - didn't work. And yes, I'm trying to recover my lock screen to limit the access (a little) for my son. I can still use the passcode if I want but I'm in and out of my mini so often that it becomes tiring. This is starting to become more hassle than it's worth. I figured that since I'm new to the mini, that I was just over looking something simple. Guess it really must be a software issue. :( if there's anyone out there who's had this issue before, I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.
Hey! I don't think that's not a issue. The explanation is simple. I got my mini recently and I have never used an Ipad before but one day it happened to me what you said. But I've realized that is because sometimes although the sound the cover doesn't lock the ipad and as the default settings it locks automatically after 2 minutes. I know this because once closed the cover I looked inside whether the light was on or off and yes... after checking it was on so the cover it didn't lock it. Besides when you read what is written on ipad cover lock option it says: automatically lock and UNLOCK your ipad ...
So my advice would be don't try anything else to fix it! But it's just an advice. :)
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