Display brightness dims on 1Pad2

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My iPad2 (05/23/2011), is running V.8.1.1. Since I installed OS X Yosemite on my iMac, the display brightness dims on my iPad after about 1 minute & 20 seconds and if I don’t touch the screen, will stop what I was doing, i.e reading an ibook, viewing an app, etc., and go back to the home screen.

I then have to press the home button, slide to unlock, enter my 4 digit Passcode, and get back into the app or ibook before I can continue.

I have tried changing the "Require Passcode" in Settings from 1 minute to 1 hour without making any difference. There is nothing to change in "Display & Brightness" that would affect the sleep cycle.

Any ideas?
 

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What does Yosemite being installed on your iMac have to do with any problem regarding brightness on your iPad 2? And this post has been moved to the proper forum.
 

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That sounds like 'Auto-Lock', a setting on the General tab, rather than the 'Require Passcode' setting.

Have a look at that and see what value it is set to.
 
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Sorry, I am new! I thought the two may be connected because the dimming and return to the home screen started at the same time after I upgraded my operating system on my iMac and then upgraded to 8.0 on my iPad.
 

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Mine is set to 5 minutes personally, but I think that is the parameter which is giving you the behaviour you don't want. Set it to a higher value and see if the problem still happens?
 
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My iPad2 (05/23/2011), is running V.8.1.1. Since I installed OS X Yosemite on my iMac, the display brightness dims on my iPad after about 1 minute & 20 seconds and if I don’t touch the screen, will stop what I was doing, i.e reading an ibook, viewing an app, etc., and go back to the home screen.

I then have to press the home button, slide to unlock, enter my 4 digit Passcode, and get back into the app or ibook before I can continue.

I have tried changing the "Require Passcode" in Settings from 1 minute to 1 hour without making any difference. There is nothing to change in "Display & Brightness" that would affect the sleep cycle.

Hi Ed - I have an iPad 2 upgraded to iOS 8.1.1 and have not had that problem; I have Auto-Lock set for 10 minutes in the General Settings. If not already done, I would suggest that you Reset the device, i.e. hold down the ON-OFF & HOME buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, then release and wait for a re-boot - please post back your results. Dave :)
 
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I increased the Auto-Lock to 10 minutes and that solved my problem.

Thank you so much! Since this is my first time, how do I increase the reputation of the poster?
 

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Thank you so much! Since this is my first time, how do I increase the reputation of the poster?

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I increased the Auto-Lock to 10 minutes and that solved my problem.

Thank you so much! Since this is my first time, how do I increase the reputation of the poster?

Hi again Ed - keep in mind, especially when reading a book that if the screen is not touched in 10 minutes, the same issue will occur (happens to me all of the time); also, don't forget the 'Reset' directions given - gets you out of many iPad 'mental hiccoughs' - ;) Dave
 

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