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Protecting Your iPad: The Ultimate Guide

Updated on September 6, 2012
Ghost Armor on my iPad. You can barley see it!
Ghost Armor on my iPad. You can barley see it!
The Kensington Protector on my iPad. (Back)
The Kensington Protector on my iPad. (Back)
The Kensington Protector on my iPad. (Front)
The Kensington Protector on my iPad. (Front)

When you buy an iPad, you spend a lot of cash to buy it. So you want to make sure your investment is protected, right? Well in this article, I'll tell you the best ways you can make sure your iPad is nice and safe.

Protecting The Screen

One of the first things you want to protect is the screen. It's the most important part of the whole gadget! There are all sorts of screen protectors out there, but there's only one I truly recommend. And that is Ghost Armor. I have been using Ghost Armor on my iPad for quite some time now, and I have to say, it's worth every penny. You can't even tell it's there! It costs $25.00 for just the front. You get a lifetime warranty with your Ghost Armor, so if the product ever starts to tear or peel, you can get a free replacement. You can purchase these guys right here:

You can also purchase Ghost Armor at kiosks at your local mall, but I wouldn't recommend it. My experience with the people there isn't good. They have tried to pocket some extra money by ripping me off, so I personally would just stick with buying it online. Also don't let people at the kiosks install it. They will charge you $40 just for the screen protector (with installation). I installed it myself and it's perfect.

Protecting The Back

Protecting the back is just as important as protecting the front. If you want to protect your iPad from drops and falls, you have to protect the back. For this, I recommend the Kensington Protective Back Cover for iPad 2. This is only for the iPad 2. It works with the Smart Cover, so you can use the Smart Cover while your back is protected as well. I have been using this product, and it's great! Buy it right here: http://www.amazon.com/Kensington-Protective-Back-Cover-K39353US/dp/B0050JSDJG/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346726559&sr=1-3&keywords=kensington+protective

If you're looking for a similar product, but for the new iPad, I strongly recommend the i-BLASON Soft-Gel case. These skins are soft and flexible, so they provide a great grip and feel. These are called a soft skin gel. If prefer a softer back cover for your iPad 2, I've also included a purchase link for the iPad 2 version below. They both come in various colors. Purchase them right here:

Everything on my iPad. Smart Cover, Ghost Armor, and Kensington Back Protector. A great combination.
Everything on my iPad. Smart Cover, Ghost Armor, and Kensington Back Protector. A great combination.

Protecting Your Data From Snoopy People

This one's quite simple. All you have to do is set a passcode. If you don't already know how, here's what you do. Go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock. There you can set a Passcode, and alter specific settings. If you are a full-time student or a heavy iPad user, this is a nessecity. Your iPad is vulnerable to many people throughout the day. You want to insure that the data stored on it is safe. You can set up a passcode with 4 digits or more, and you can also set an alpha-numeric password. Setting a passcode is great, but it doesn't mean that your iPad is safe from thieves. Anyone can still get their dirty hands on your beautiful iPad and get away with it.

Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone

Protecting Your iPad from Theives

The world is really harsh. So you should always be prepared in the event your iPad is stolen. I extremely recommend you download Find My iPad. This is an app designed by Apple Inc to track and protect your stolen iPad. You can view the current location of your device on the map, send a message, set a passcode remotely (if you haven't already), and when you're sadly positive your device is lost forever, you can remotely wipe it. You must download this app right now, if you haven't already!

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Well, there you have it! A very simple guide to protecting you shiny new iPad. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to leave them below! Thanks for reading!

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    • Oilersmyth profile imageAUTHOR

      Oilersmyth 

      6 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      No problem! Thanks for commenting!

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for good tips on protecting my investment!

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