Compared to an ordinary cover which usually only protects a device from dust/scratch, smart cover may also add some more functionality (e.g. change the device's behavior, turn off the screen when the cover is closed, etc.).

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How does my tablet know when I open the cover? [duplicate]

I've recently bought a magnetic cover for my tablet (a bamboo smart cover for Asus Transformer Pad TF303CL). What puzzles me is that whenever I open the cover, the screen turns on. How does the tablet ...
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What is triggering the sview cover screen?

I don't have an sview cover. However, I've started occasionally seeing this lock screen when I wake my Note 3. When that happens, I need to restart my phone because the normal lock screen with the ...
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How does Samsung S-View Flip Cover work?

How does the S-View Flip Cover work? I know some apps that use the proximity sensor to check this and turn on and turn off the screen. S-View Flip Cover does not require any softwares, so how does it ...
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How do Android tablets use magnet to auto-lock the device?

Can someone explain how tablets like Nexus 7 detects a magnetic cover closing? I have tried putting magnets over the spots where the magnets in the cover are, but it will not lock. How does the tablet ...
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Adjust magnetic auto-lock sensitivity

I just bought a case for my Nexus 10 tablet (EasyAcc Smart Cover), but it seems the magnetic auto-lock sometimes thinks the cover is closed when the cover is flipped to the back side, behind the ...