I have set-up the Ipad as suggested. The auto-lock is off. The bright screen is a problem but I can turn it upside down.
Just to understand though, the auto-lock setting adjusts the time out of the screen, and also at a different time, longer, the inactivity timeout that I am having a problem with. By setting the auto-lock to never it will not time-out during the night. Do I have this right?