Sunday, July 21, 2013
There are multiple ways for you to ensure that your iPad is secure and safe at all times. Of course, this doesn’t just refer to physical damage, it also refers to the data inside your device. You want to ensure that your device isn’t damaged in an accident, but more than that, if it is stolen, you want to ensure that your data inside isn’t accessible to others. Here are five simple tips that you should use to ensure that both the physical safety and digital safety of your iPad is ensured.
1. Use the Password Function
This may seem obvious when it’s said, but there are so many people who walk around and use their iPads in very public places who don’t have a password set for their iPad. It’s one of the simplest things to do when setting up your iPad and it is the logical first step to keeping data secure. If you haven’t set a password for your iPad, do it now!
2. Get a Case
Make sure that one of the first things you do when you get a new iPad is buy a case. I can’t stress this enough. This is relevant both to the physical safety of your device and protecting your digital data. Accidents happen, iPads are dropped. A lot. When this happens you can break your iPad by cracking the casing or the screen and keep it from functioning. A big spill could also cause you to lose valuable data stored on the device.
3. Consider a Tether
Maybe you’re someone who uses your iPad in public places a lot. Do you have a favourite coffee shop you frequent to do lots of writing and almost always have your iPad in tow? If so, consider a tether that you can use with the case you’ve got for your iPad. This can help to prevent people from walking away with your device and your data.
4. Use GPS Tracking Software on Your iPad
Yep, sometimes despite your best efforts, the iPad gets lost or stolen anyway. And it’s never a fun day for anyone! If it happens to you, you want to do whatever you can to make locating it as easy possible. GPS tracking software is a great way to do just that.
5. Get Insurance
Let’s say the worst happens to your iPad. You dropped it, it was stolen. Whatever happened, it’s junked now. No way of getting back. Well, if you’d had some mobile device insurance such as Protect Your Bubble iPad insurance then you wouldn’t have to worry at all. You’d be covered!
Accidents happen, iPads are damaged, iPads are stolen, and despite our best efforts bad events befall our devices. You can’t possibly protect it from every eventuality unfortunately. But keep in mind the above tips and hopefully you’ll be able to do everything you can to minimise the possibility that something bad happens to your device. The last thing you want to do is compromise the integrity of your iPad and potentially lose valuable data.
Laura Ginn is a professional blogger who practically lives on her iPad so she knows a lot about keeping an iPad safe! She loves writing and takes her iPad everywhere with her so you can bet she keeps it under lock-and-key.