The iPad is one of the world’s most popular electronic devices for its sleek design and powerful computing capabilities. But it is also a complicated machine that can run into problems and various problems over time. Some of your iPad’s issues can be fixed with a quick tweak in your device’s general settings or require you to take more complicated steps due to your iPad potentially having corrupted software or a hardware issue.
To fix your iPad that keeps staying on/not going into sleep mode requires adjusting your settings, ensuring that your iPadOS is up to date, and ensuring that your device has enough battery life. Further issues may indicate hardware or software problems; contact Apple Customer Service for assistance.
Throughout this article, you’ll also learn the following info:
- How to adjust your iPad’s settings to adjust sleep mode and auto-lock functions
- Steps to take to troubleshoot issues with your iPad
- How you can prevent any of the common problems from occurring and various solutions
iPad Won’t Go Into Sleep Mode
If your iPad does not go into sleep mode, your device can ultimately drain a lot of battery. Users have reported that this issue can often happen after installing an update to your iPad.
If your iPad doesn’t go into sleep mode after the Auto-Lock time frame you have set in your Settings, then try the following few steps to see if it will fix the problem:
- First, change the Auto-Lock setting to Never. You can do this by accessing the Auto-Lock function under Display and Brightness in your iPad’s Settings.
- Then, restart your iPad and then access the Auto-Lock setting for your device and change it to 1 minute.
- Don’t touch your iPad and see if it sleeps after precisely 1 minute. If the iPad still does not sleep or respond to the new Auto-Lock functionality, then you might need to reinstall the update to your iPad. Make sure that you have a backup of your iPad when making changes to it.
iPad Not Going to Sleep With Cover
A common reason for an iPad not sleeping when the cover is closed is due to the “Lock/Unlock” feature being disabled. To fix this, go to Settings > Display & Brightness and ensure the “Lock/Unlock” toggle is turned on. This allows the iPad to sleep automatically when the cover is closed.
Another potential reason is that the magnets in the cover, which trigger the sleep/wake function, might be misaligned or weakened. Over time, wear and tear can affect the cover’s ability to interact with the iPad properly. To address this, ensure the cover is correctly positioned. If the issue persists, consider replacing the cover with a new or certified one that’s compatible with your iPad model.
iPad Keeps Going Into Sleep Mode
Many iPad and iPhone users have noted that there are issues with their device as it keeps going into sleep mode randomly.
You can fix this bug by following these steps:
- First, turn off all the Notifications that your iPad receives. You can do this by clicking the Settings app and scrolling down to the Notifications option. You can toggle off the Allow Notifications for every single downloaded app installed on your device.
- Next, you need to update your iPad to the latest iPadOS. When the device finishes downloading the newest iPad software and has successfully installed the latest update, then go through and turn on notifications for all your downloaded apps.
After going through these steps, your iPad may go to sleep by itself one more time, but afterward, it should resolve the problem. Additionally, take action further and try disabling the Auto Update function in your iPad’s settings to see if that makes a difference. Automatic software updates to your iPad can also make your device go to sleep randomly.
iPad Won’t Wake Up From Sleep Mode
Usually, when the iPad screen is black as if it is powered off, it is in sleep mode. However, if your iPad will not wake up from sleep mode, it can also mean there that there may be a software or hardware problem.
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Force Restart the Device
If your iPad is being unresponsive, follow these steps to restart your device forcibly:
- If your iPad has a Home button: First, press and hold down the Home button and the top button at the same time for approximately 10 seconds. If it worked, then you will see the Apple logo appear on your screen. This logo means that you have successfully forcibly restart your iPad. When you see the Apple logo, let go of the Home and the button on the top.
- All the other iPad models: First, press and let go of the volume up button on the side of your device. Afterward, press and let go of the volume down button located below the volume up button. Then, press and hold down the button located on the top for approximately 10 seconds. If the process to initiate a force restart procedure worked, then you will be able to see the Apple logo appear on your iPad’s screen.
Charge the iPad Battery
Depending on the iPad model, you can press the Home button or the power button to activate it. You may not realize that your iPad has a dead battery because the device won’t turn on and wake from sleep mode. So if you tried to restart the electronic device forcibly and did not initiate the restart process, it could lack enough battery to turn it on.
Attach the iPad to a wall socket using the cable and adapter that came with it. Wait for approximately one hour while the iPad’s battery is charging, and then try switching the device back on. If your iPad’s screen does not light up and turn on, it could have a hardware failure. Visit the Apple Store as the employees can help you figure out the issue with your iPad.
How Do I Make My iPad Not Go to Sleep?
These are the few steps you need to take to turn off sleep mode and auto-lock for your iPad:
- First, access and open your iPad’s settings.
- Scroll and click the Display & Brightness option in the menu.
- Click the Auto-Lock option, and set the auto-lock feature to never.
Keep in mind that when you set your iPad’s auto-lock to never, you should avoid leaving your screen running with the power on as it will end up draining your battery.
iPad Goes to Sleep Too Quickly
Sometimes it can feel that you need to wake your iPad from sleep mode frequently. Your iOS device automatically locks after one minute, which can be annoying when you need to tap your iPad screen to keep it from locking continuously.
Adjust or Turn Off Sleep Mode
The steps to adjust or turn off sleep mode require a necessary tweak to your iPad’s settings:
- First, access and open your iPad’s settings.
- Scroll down and click on the Display & Brightness option in the menu.
- Click the Auto-Lock option, and select the amount of time delay that works for you and your browsing habits.
If the iPad is in Low Power Mode, then the option to change the Auto-Lock time delay may not be able to be selected, and you may not be able to access this feature. This function is locked because it is because your iPad’s Low Power Mode automatically adjusts the Auto-Lock feature at precisely thirty seconds to conserve battery.
Your iPad is a complicated machine that can run into problems and various issues with prolonged use. While some of the problems are easy to resolve with a simple adjustment, you may have to take additional steps or contact Apple’s Customer Support for more assistance.
ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on December 7, 2020.