The new iPad Air Smart Cover's Magnet Location

Written by Adam Aronson - November 01 2013

Comments

lilitab
November 21 2013

Hey Steaders, nice article on instructables!

Steaders
November 19 2013

Could not wait for the magnets to arrive so I used a 1.5mm thick magnet from a dead HDD. Ended up cutting it to size with a pair of cutters. My case now auto wakes/sleeps my iPad

Could not spend another £40 on a case when already purchased a non Apple one when i bought the iPad (they had no smart covers in stock)

I have wrote a quick guide if anyone else wants to know what I did. Credit goes to you though lilitab for this article!

http://www.instructables.com/id/IPad-Air-auto-sleepwake-case-mod/

lilitab
November 18 2013

Hi Steaders don’t forget polarity and sequence of engagement do make a difference for the new iPad Air.

Steaders
November 18 2013

Hi all, I found the locations of the sensors using your picture and a few magnets I had handy – Thanks it works! Just to let you all know, I have just tried some 5mm x 1mm neodymium discs I had from another project and they do not appear to be strong enough. I am ordering some that are a bit larger today. Will keep you posted. Dont want to order some that are too big though.

lilitab
November 12 2013

Hey Homith the sensors are located as shown in the picture above.
You can see there is one just to the right of the home button and another up and to the right of it. It’s important to note that both sensors detect polarity and they are both inverted from one another so you will have to ensure your magnets are facing the proper directions.

Leave a comment

Comments have to be approved before showing up