Is there a way to prevent the iPad from sleeping while my app runs?

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    As the header....

    With iPad mounted in car and tethered to iPhone, I am able to us the stock maps as a navigation tool.... how ever, after a period of not taping the screen, it will just go to sleep.... is there a way to keep the screen on until I shut it off.??

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    go into Settings ->General ->Auto lock and st to never. Not a lot of choices you'll see. I'd change settings back after running your particular app to save battery life.
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    Maximum is 5 minutes, need the screen on until press button to switch off.
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    On mine the options for 'Autolock' are '2', '5', '10', '15' and 'Never'.

    I have iOS 4.2.1 if that makes a difference.

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    mine is iOS 4.2.1. too...

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    ok, I found the answer, it has to do with the mail Exchange, which take away the Never for security purposes....

    Apple iPad Tablet: iPad auto lock Settings
    There is no "Never" option in auto-lock setting?
    This do with your Exchange account. If the Exchange server admin has setted it "Never", the option will go away as a security feature.

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    Wow - thanks - that is what I *love* about this Forum, you learn something new each day about the iPad!

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    Theres usually a workaround to most things.
    It's just finding them that's the problem.

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