Turn on or off iPad Cover lock

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Back when Apple released the iPad 2, it included a new SmartCover that clipped on to the side of the device with magnets.


The best part of the invention was the ability for the cover to actually turn the iPad screen off. But sometimes you may want to change that feature.


There’s a simple setting to turn it off or on. Head to the Settings app, then to “general” and on the side of the screen you’ll see the ability to turn the cover lock either off or on.

Patrick Stafford

Patrick Stafford is a freelance journalist and a former deputy editor of SmartCompany.