I’ve been missing out on focus rewards when I put my iPad to sleep lately. Not sure what changed.
- Set 5 minute focus. Take screenshot. Press physical sleep button on my iPad (upper left corner). Screen goes dark as expected.
Wait a few seconds. Press home button. Game resumes where it left off and countdown timer continues to drop. Take screenshot. Press physical sleep button on my iPad. Screen goes dark as expected.
Repeat step 2 as many times as I like. No problems encountered.
- Wait more than a few seconds (say 30 seconds or more). Press home button. Game resumes with the following oops. Take screenshot.
Here’s why it matters. If I set the session for 5 minutes, press the sleep button on my iPad, wait a full 6 minutes, press home button to bring iPad out of sleep mode, and then try to collect my 5-minute focus reward then I’m told the session was not completed. No reward.
I really want to be able to put my iPad to sleep to save battery power while I am focusing, especially if I’m focusing for 2 hours.
It seemed to work fine when I first started testing the app, but I’ve been having issues getting it to do that over the past 24 hours or so. Not sure what changed. Maybe I was doing something slightly differently? Or maybe the length of the focus session matters?
The good news is that I can definitely recreate what is not working today. The steps I have outlined here seem very repeatable. I seemingly cannot set a 5-minute focus session, put my iPad to sleep for 6 minutes, and collect the reward when I wake my iPad back up.