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How to Stop Your iPad From Going To Sleep (Keep Your iPad Awake)

How can you stop your iPad from going to sleep? Automatic sleep on iPads can be very annoying, especially if it is recurrent. When not controlled correctly

In this article, I will show you how to stop iPads from going to sleep. We will help you get rid of interruptions by slipping into sleep mode and keeping the iPad awake all through your workflow. Here is how to do it.

How can you stop your iPad from going to sleep?

  1. Software auto-updates
  2. Using iPad power controls
  3. iPad auto-lock function

Software auto-updates

Modern iPads, laptops, and tablets are set to automatically update their operating software without necessarily requesting permission to update.

This automatic update can be very interruptive to your workflow because, once it starts updating, you cannot use your tablet until it finishes the updates.

Having control over the software update process on your iPad will help you avoid sleep mode on your iPad due to updates. Here is how to disable it.

Stop iPad From Going To Sleep

On your iPad, go to Settings > Application, then choose General. Choose Software Update and choose Automatic Updates.

After that, toggle off to disable auto-updates. You can also download available iOS updates from here.

  1. Go to Settings > Application > General.
  2. Choose Software Update, then Automatic Updates.
  3. Toggle off to disable auto-updates.

Using iPad power controls

Another common reason your iPad may go to sleep as you use it is running out of power. Although it has a long battery life, at some point in time, you will have to charge your iPad.

Always make sure you have enough charge as you use your iPad. To power your iPad, you can either use wireless or wireless charging alternatives.

Wired vs. wireless iPad charging

Wired charging is simple and straightforward. You just have to connect the cable on your iPad and the other end to your power source. If it is at the correct voltage for your iPad, it starts charging.

Wireless charging is a little more complicated than wired charging. The iPad does not come with wireless charging capabilities in its native form or out of the box.

To use an iPad’s wireless charging option, you need to combine it with Pitaka’s MagEZ Case Pro to charge wirelessly. Charging wirelessly will allow you to charge the iPad as you use it after it gets a substantial basic charge.

As the iPad is wirelessly charged, it also charges your Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard at the same time.

Pitaka’s MagEZ Case Pro for iPad Pro

iPad auto-lock function

You can set your iPad, just like your phone, to automatically lock and sleep if it is not in use for a certain period of time. It can be useful to conserve power, but it can also be annoying.

To stop your iPad from sleeping, you can turn the auto-lock option off. To do this, go to Settings > Application and select Display and Brightness.

Choose Auto-Lock and choose the Never option for Auto-Lock. After this, your iPad will not auto-lock.

iPad Auto lock Function

Long power hours will reduce the overall lifespan of your battery and require replacement sooner. Additionally, your screen and tablet will overheat, resulting in technical issues and poor performance.

How to Keep Your iPad Awake

Auto lock can be used to turn off your iPad’s screen if you stay for long without touching it. By setting it to turn off at a certain set time, you can determine how long your iPad stays without turning it off.

  1. Change software auto-updates
  2. Check your iPad power controls.
  3. Change your iPad’s auto-lock function.

Reasons to stop your iPad from going to sleep

One of the main reasons this may be happening is the auto-lock time. If it is set to a very short time, like 2 minutes, your iPad will sleep every 2 minutes of usage.

Simply extending this auto-lock time from 2 minutes to 5 minutes or never sleeping will solve the problem for you.

Stop iPad From Going To Sleep
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A dirty screen may keep sleeping during usage. This is because dust particles falling on the sensor will cause the sensors on the screen to initiate sleep mode. To solve this, just wipe your iPad screen clean.

Apple products are very sensitive. A fake or poorly installed iPad screen protector may cause such problems. Make sure to buy your Apple products from reputable Apple stores.

Additionally, make sure iPad accessories are installed by professionals.

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  1. Can my iPad break because I am not sleeping?

    Not letting your iPad sleep may not break your iPad, but it can cause some functionality problems. For example, your iPad battery will drain faster because it is not conserved by auto-sleep or auto-lock. 

  2. How to Stop an iPad from Going to Sleep

    Change software auto-updates
    Check your iPad power controls.
    Change your iPad’s auto-lock function.