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Ipad3 magnetic cover query

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    Hi,
    I have just bought my first iPad, ipad3, and I am temporarily using my sons ipad2 cover. In the manual it says there is a setting in General settings to turn on/off the auto on/off when the magnetic cover is opened or closed. I can't find it in my General settings although my sons ipad2 has it. Help!
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    The line is titled "iPad Cover Lock/Unlock." On my ipad3, it's in the fifth block of text under the General tab in Settings. Hope that helps.

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    Thank you for replying Marilyn. It doesn't seem to be on mine. The fifth block of text has 3 items
    Auto-Lock
    Passcode Lock
    Restrictions

    On my sons ipad2 it's where you described it. Maybe a visit to the Apple Shop will be required.

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    Huh. That is weird - and obviously not something I'm duplicating on my iPad3.

    You are probably right, a trip to the Genius Bar may be in your future. A favor, though? Since I think we are simply missing some step, somewhere - when you do get it solved, can you come back and tell us the result? I'm most curious as to the reason...

    Thanks.

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I have heard that this setting doesn't appear until you fit a smart cover on the iPad, apparently the magnet activates the setting. An ipad 2's smart cover is a little different to the new iPad and the magnets are not in the same place. Locate where the magnet is on the cover and slide it down the side of the iPad (when held in portrait mode it will be on the right hand side, a couple of inches from the top). You can use another small magnet for this also. You'll know you've found the spot when the screen turns off, when you lift the magnet it should turn on again. Have a look in settings and see if the option is now there. Let us know if this has worked.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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    I don't use a smart cover on my iPad 3 and the setting appears in settings.

    image-1780194354.jpgI agree that a trip to the genius bar at your closest Apple store is in order.
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    Hi and welcome, hope you sort out your problem soon.
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    Hi Everyone,

    Leelai and scifan57 were both correct but I didn't need to play around with the cover. My new cover arrived in the mail this morning, I slipped my iPad in ans hey presto, the setting appeared. Thank you all so much. David
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    Very cool - glad it got sorted so easily. And - I got to learn something new, also (that using the magnets activates the settings). Thanks, leelai!

    And, thank you, David, for giving us the update. Always nice to hear back, especially positive outcomes. Appreciate it.

    Marilyn
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    Phew! That is good to hear, I knew I'd read it somewhere here but its great to get feedback that it does work...thanks so much for letting us know! Enjoy!

    Marilyn... It's great to share a tip, I've learnt sooo many from you!! ;)

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