The iPad is an impressive machine. Not only does it run on the iOS platform, which is one of the most efficient and secure operating systems out there, but it is also designed and engineered to be remarkably durable. This is, of course, a necessary requirement for any handheld, touchscreen device.
As pioneers of innovative iPad cases that offer unrivaled functionality, protection, and style, we have spent some time thinking about how to best protect iPads. However, we realize that this is not something all iPad users have done, so in today’s blog, we thought it might be helpful to share with you some simple tips for how to protect your iPad.
Below are five things you can do to protect your investment.
Use a Screen Protector
Being a touchscreen device, Apple knew and prepared for their display to get a good workout. However, this does not mean that they are impervious to damage. This is a fact that some users know all too well — yeah, we are talking to all of those out there reading this through a web of cracks on their iPad screen. Adding a simple screen protector can make all the difference when it comes to preventing scratches and cracks on your screen. There are a variety of reliable providers out there. While installation is relatively easy, the tricky part is applying the screen protector perfectly straight and without air bubbles. If you are not confident in your ability to apply your screen protector, consider taking your iPad to an Apple screen repair kiosk or store. Their employees are often able to apply a screen cover with Jedi-like precision.
Protect It From Liquid
This tip could probably go without saying, but we will say it anyway because it’s that important. Technological gadgets often don’t mix with water. While we all know this in theory, in practice, we can almost forget. For example, if you take your iPad out to the pool with you or leave it on the table next to towering drinks, be aware of the inherent threat of this arrangement. This being said, iPads are not Wicked Witches of the West, and won’t begin melting after being exposed to some drops of water. Most drops or splatters will wipe away easily without incident.
Insure Your iPad
The ultimate form of protection is, of course, to insure your investment. As is the case with all insurance, it’s a gamble. You may not need it. However, if you are prone to accidents or damaging important items, you may want to stroll on over to the AppleCare protection plan page and take a gander. While most packages offer coverage for accidents, as well as technical support, some may not consider this comprehensive enough since it doesn’t cover things like loss or theft. This is when you may want to look into private insurance packages that do offer theft and vandalism protection.
Babysit Your iPad
The iPad is a device loved by people of all ages. This is partly because of its beautiful display and intuitive functionality, but mostly because of the wonderful, wild world of apps. There are a seemingly endless number of entertaining and educational apps for kids. While this can provide hours upon hours of entertainment, it also will increase the likelihood that your tablet gets dropped or is given a bath because, as your sweet child will kindly tell you, “it was dirty.”
If you share your tablet with your kids or nieces or nephews, keep this in mind and keep an eye on it. Not only do you want to make sure that they don’t use it as a plate for their lunch, but you also want to keep track of where they leave it. There’s nothing like a cross-country phone call to your four-year-old niece, pleading with her to try and remember where she left your iPad.
Use an iPad Case
Last but certainly not least, the good ol’ reliable case. Don’t have a case on your iPad because of the way they can ruin the aesthetic beauty and sleekness of the tablet? After all, isn’t a big part of the appeal of the iPad its thinness? Fair point. However, we have a solution for you: a protective iPad case that doesn’t sacrifice protection for style. Don’t believe us, check it out. Our cases are thin, lightweight, and contoured to perfectly fit the sleekness of the iPad. Not only do our protective iPad cases provide superior drop protection, but the stand can also be adjusted for up to 10 different viewing options. Additionally, the magnetic cover allows for you to stick your iPad to the fridge or any other metal surface. View our iPad cases here.
Hopefully, this list has inspired you to take extra precautions with your iPad and do all that you can to enjoy the benefits of your new iPad for as long as possible.