Is there a way to prevent iPad from going into Sleep mode when not in horizontal mode?

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    Is there a particular app or function that you are needing to stay awake? Are you wanting to prevent it from sleeping altogether?
    – drivec
    Commented May 10, 2018 at 14:23
  • @drivec Yes, one particular application is the default pdf viewer of the iPad.
    – Name
    Commented May 11, 2018 at 15:54

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You can prevent iPad from automatically going into sleep mode, by setting Auto Lock to Never. But this setting cannot be made dependant on the current orientation of the device.

To set Auto Lock to Never, go to Settings App → Display & Brightness → Auto Lock and set it to Never. iPad can be send into Sleep mode anytime by manually pressing the physical Power button.

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