Smart Cover Causing Battery Drain?
Hi everyone, I have a white 64GB IPad2 with a smart cover and I've had some weird things going on and was just wondering if anyone else has experienced smart cover issues when it comes to battery drain. I have twice experienced battery drainage after closing the cover and letting the IPad just set overnight. Yesterday I went most of the day without even turning it on and when I got home to turn it on it was completely dead. I charged it back up since and everything is fine it seems. The other time was the day prior where I had powered the IPad completely off and when I got up and opened the smart cover the IPad was on. I wiped the IPad clean and did a fresh install. I hope that cures it, but I just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced anything similar or in the same ballpark. Thanks for any comments, advice or general knowledge.
- 03-22-2011, 01:16 PM #2
- 03-22-2011, 01:48 PM #3
- 03-22-2011, 02:19 PM #4
I just assume your battery is bad. Even if you didnít touch the iPad it should go to sleep on its own. Iím not 100% sure, but I canít see the smart cover interfering with the battery or causing battery drainage. I could be wrong though, but it just seems more like a bad iPad than a bad smart cover. My smart cover hasnít given my iPad any problems.
- 03-22-2011, 02:25 PM #5iPhone Intermediate
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are you pushing email?
is it still on wifi?
when you wake are their push messages there for you to address.
Sleep just darkens the screen, but it is till on. Working...receiving emails receiving push messages and such. You want it off either turn it off or put it in airplane mode before closing the cover.
- 03-22-2011, 06:27 PM #6
Actually it could be either the iPad or the cover...there's a magnet and sensor set (one in the cover, one in the iPad) that sleeps/wakes the iPad when the cover goes on/off. See this teardown for a closer look. You might ask about that specifically if you take it to Apple.
- 03-23-2011, 02:34 PM #8
- 04-19-2011, 11:21 AM #9
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