iPad Tip: How to Put Your iPad to Sleep But Keep the Music Playing


You can press the Sleep / Wake button to quickly put your iPad in Stand By mode. If you have a music app running, your display will go dark but the music will keep playing. You can still adjust the volume using the volume rocker switch. To wake the iPad, press Sleep / Wake again or press the home button. On the iPad 2, you can simply close or open the Smart Cover if you have one.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.


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