iPad screen won’t turn off automatically? 9 fixes to try
Your iPad saves battery life by automatically turning off the screen when you don’t interact with it for a predetermined amount of time. But if it fails to do that, possible reasons include incorrectly configured Auto-Lock settings or system-related errors in iPadOS.
Work your way through the next list of fixes and you should be able to make your iPad turn off automatically.
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1. Check auto-lock settings
If your iPad’s screen doesn’t turn off automatically, you may have inadvertently prevented AutoLock from working. Diving into your device’s Display and Brightness settings will help you re-enable the function and avoid issues with rapid battery drain.
Start by opening Setting apps on your iPad. Then choose Display and brightness
> Auto lock. if you see Never is the active setting, choose any other AutoLock period—2 Minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutesor 15 minutes.
2. Check Guided Access Settings
Does the problem occur specifically when using Guided Access on your iPad? If so, you may have configured the display to not turn off automatically during setup.
First, press Top three times to turn off Guided Access (if you haven’t already). Then go to Setting > Accessibility > Guided Access and choose any other option than Never to turn off your iPad’s screen when not in use.