Can this be used with the Smart Cover still attached?

  • Asked by Christina W from Smithfield
  • Mar 9, 2011
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11 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    You can't have the case fully on. You would need to fold the case a little away to the other side of the ipad.

    • Answered by Stephen B from San Francisco
    • Mar 11, 2011
  • It doesn't fit very well. You have to guide the leather to be pinched between the dock plastic and the iPad. Even then you need to push it down pretty firmly to get it connected. In that position, the cover cant be opened while docked. The other option is to let the smart cover bulge out in front of the dock. I'd rather not leave the screen uncovered to get dusty. I was really hoping the dock would be a great quick way to sync/charge daily while keeping the screen covered with the smart cover. I'm a little disappointed it doesn't work perfectly together. This is the black leather cover.

    • Answered by Michael H from Somerville
    • Apr 4, 2011
  • You can however use the iPad 1 dock with many cases including the iPad 2 smart cover.

    • Answered by Doug M
    • Apr 7, 2011
  • Yep. Have mine attached to the iPad 2 while it's syncing right now. I have the black leather one but I'd assume none of them would have a problem.

    • Answered by Anthony G from Melbourne
    • Mar 11, 2011
  • Yes it can, I do it all the time. The trick (if you can call it a trick) is to simply open the cover while placing the iPad in the dock. Then the cover can be closed, folding around the front of the dock, over the front of the iPad for an almost perfect fit so it's function of automatically putting the iPad to sleep also still works.

    • Answered by Bill K from Flower Mound
    • Jan 29, 2012
  • The lip on the front of the dock looks like it's the same height as the Dock Connector, which on the iPad 1 Dock was maybe half a centimeter tall. This means that that lip would overlap with about a half a centimeter of the iPad 2. Since the iPad seems to be flush with this lip, I don't think the Smart Cover would stay on nicely.

    • Answered by David Dan D from Stanford
    • Mar 11, 2011
  • Yes, since the Smart Covers only attach at the sides, but I don't think you can close it in the dock. Either way, the cover only takes seconds to attach or remove, so it shouldn't be a problem.

    • Answered by Michael T from Tustin
    • Mar 11, 2011
  • Yes, but you cannot close the smart cover

    • Answered by Alexander A from Harkaway
    • Apr 23, 2011
  • No. If the SmartCover is on you have to force the connection to get the iPad to seat in the dock and even then it's intermittent. You also have to choose between charging and syncing with the dock, it doesn't seem to be able to do both which is highly disappointing :( Not impressed at all with this design.

    • Answered by Geoff V from Vancouver
    • Apr 20, 2011
  • According to the pictures it does not seem so .

    • Answered by Anton T from Moscow
    • Mar 11, 2011
  • Yes. The whole idea of the smart cover is to not add additional thickness so it could work on all accessories.

    • Answered by Ariel B from Aventura
    • Mar 11, 2011