1. silversurfer20's Avatar
    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 01:25 PM
  2. touchyphone's Avatar
    I'm guessing, you have a bum battery! Take that baby back to Apple! I don't see how the cover would affect it, unless it's not turning the screen off???!??!?!
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    03-22-2011 02:16 PM
  3. stkywik's Avatar
    I've noticed that I'm not getting the 10 hours of battery life that apple has been touting, but it's nowhere near as extreme as your case. On a single charge, I get about ten hours total- both active use and "sleep" time split about 40% (active)/ 60% (sleep
    03-22-2011 02:48 PM
  4. E Pow's Avatar
    I just assume your battery is bad. Even if you didnt touch the iPad it should go to sleep on its own. Im not 100% sure, but I cant 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 hasnt given my iPad any problems.
    03-22-2011 03:19 PM
  5. xultar's Avatar
    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 03:25 PM
  6. Massie's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 07:27 PM
  7. silversurfer20's Avatar
    I contacted Apple and they just said do a clean install which I did. I haven't seen it happen again so hopefully crisis averted. Thanks for all the input!
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    03-23-2011 10:58 AM
  8. johnmarshall4's Avatar
    Another tip - if you are worried about the cover's wake up feature, you can disable it in Settings... General... iPad cover Lock / Unlock. If it happens again, at least you could disable that and take it out of the equation.
    03-23-2011 03:34 PM
  9. WeRuleCheats's Avatar
    I got myself a little power station that helps me with the ipad. BIt of an extra thing to carry though.
    04-19-2011 12:21 PM
  10. philbano's Avatar
    I had the same problem. I reset and it is working fine now
    09-15-2015 03:10 PM
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