Where Is the Sleep Button Located on a Mini iPad?

The iPad Mini offers a compact, 7.9-inch interface.
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The Sleep/Wake button sits on the top right corner of the iPad Mini. This placement does not change between the original iPad Mini and the 2013 Retina display model. In additional to putting the iPad Mini to sleep, the Sleep/Wake button also opens the option to fully power down the device.

1 Using the Sleep/Wake Button

Quickly pressing the Sleep/Wake button turns off the display and places the iOS device into a low-energy state to help conserve battery life. When in this mode, the iPad saves your place, so you can quickly return to work by pressing the button a second time. When resuming from Sleep mode, you'll need to slide to unlock the screen and/or enter your unlock pass code. By pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button, the iPad Mini presents the option to fully power down the device, which is recommended for extended storage.

C. Taylor embarked on a professional writing career in 2009 and frequently writes about technology, science, business, finance, martial arts and the great outdoors. He writes for both online and offline publications, including the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Samsung, Radio Shack, Motley Fool, Chron, Synonym and more. He received a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences at College of Charleston. He also holds minors in statistics, physics and visual arts.