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Default Any way to make Google Case autowake?

So I bought the expensive official Google folio case without doing my research. It doesn't auto wake/sleep which is pretty annoying, I take it there is just a magnet somewhere that does this. Anyone heard of anyone modifying it or putting a magnet in? Anyone know where the magnet is located so I can experiment?
 
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are you sure you have the Folio case? because the Folio case is the 1 that has the wake/sleep function, which on mine works fine...
 
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are you sure you have the Folio case? because the Folio case is the 1 that has the wake/sleep function, which on mine works fine...
I'm sorry, I don't have the folio case. I have the regular case that looks like a book. Its really not worth the hefty price tag.

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Just get some magnets and experiment, the sensor is on the bottom near the usb port. You could glue a few magnets on the outside of the case. Most folio's have 3 to 4 magnets...Get some nice chrome magnets at harbor freight tools or micheals or joann etc. Just avoid the neodymium, I hear those are too strong. theres also the plastic strip type magnets, but I haven't tested those. But it should be as easy as walking over to your frig and trying it out...
 
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So I bought the expensive official Google folio case without doing my research. It doesn't auto wake/sleep which is pretty annoying, I take it there is just a magnet somewhere that does this. Anyone heard of anyone modifying it or putting a magnet in? Anyone know where the magnet is located so I can experiment?
When held in portrait orientation, the sensor is on the left bezel near the bottom. I added a magnet to one of my Verso cases and it works perfectly.
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what brand case? or is this official nexus 7 case?
 
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Default Agreed - not worth $49.99

I bought one at Best Buy. It is Google Branded and stamped and says Nexus 7 2013 on the box.

I'm returning mine because once you fold it to watch the screen, it no longer lays flat and there is no way to close it. Plus, you can get what appear to be much better ones on Amazon for under $20.

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