On June 11, 2015 at 10:42, dinom said...
You can enable "Guided Access" on the iPad. This will eliminate the need to swipe to unlock, but you still need to push the home button to wake it up. Also, you will be locked into the control app (or whatever app. is enabled for Guided Access), and won't be able to access other apps on the iPad without first disabling the GA mode.[Link: support.apple.com]
I was just getting ready to type out "you still have to slide to unlock if the panel turns off" but i tested first and found that you are correct. When did this change? It used to be that you could set the iPad to dim after 1 minute (shortest possible time you can set) but it would stay dimly lit for 10 minutes before turning completely off which would then require a press of the home button and a slide to unlock.
Now the panel dims briefly then turns off after 1 minute (what i have it set to). Pressing home wakes it right up.
This is freaking awesome! Finally!