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January 18, 2023

How do I stop my iPad from going to sleep?

An iPad is a great device to help you manage your daily tasks, early learning, and more. But all of this convenience comes at the expense of a little extra work if you want to keep your iPad from going to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity. Your iPad does this to save battery life, but sometimes it can be frustrating if you’re in the middle of a task.

How to stop an iPad from going to sleep

To prevent your iPad from into sleep mode, it is possible to change your iPad screen auto-lock setting. This is the equivalent of the Sleep option on a traditional computer. You can stop this from happening as follows:

1) Go to your device settings







2) Tap once on the Display & Brightness tab


3) Tap once on the Auto-Lock option


4) Choose one of the following lengths of time, whichever is suited to your display needs. The 10-minute or 15-minute setting is a popular sleep setting as this gives users lots of time before the iPad display goes to sleep.

To completely disable your iPad’s screen sleep pattern, select Never. Note that you’ll need to manually lock your iPad if you choose this setting.

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From iPad for Seniors in easy steps, 12th edition (covers all iPads with iPadOS 16)

By: Nick Vandome
ISBN: 9781840789812

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