How to protect your Apple iPad

Written by Mark Vaughn on . Posted in iPad App

 

iPads can withstand a great deal of wear and tear, but this does not mean that they are indestructible. You have invested a lot of cash in your Apple iPad and you should do everything possible to protect your purchase. Keeping your iPad in good physical condition is essential. So is making sure that the tablet functions properly. This is what you can do to protect your iPad from your own use.

How to protect your Apple iPad

Get a screen protector

You may wonder whether it is really necessary to get a screen protector. The iPad glass is strong, so you do not have to worry about damage. As a matter of fact, you should. As hard as Gorilla Glass may be, it does need some form of protection. What you need to do is visit Mobile Mob’s store and buy a screen protector. A screen protector is a must-have accessory. It prevents scratches, not to mention that it prevents the glass from wearing down. What you need to keep in mind is that the screen of your tablet is not that withstanding. If your precious possession gets damaged, you will not be able to use or sell it. A screen protector is a wise investment.

Make sure your Apple iPad does not get wet

Apple iPads are extremely vulnerable when it comes to water. As you can imagine, water and gadgets do not mix together. Dropping an iPad in the toilet or in the sink is highly unlikely to happen, but it can happen, though.  You need to very careful when handling your tablet, especially if you are planning to go for a swim or are making coffee. Liquid damage is not covered by your warranty.  If your iPad does get exposed to water, make sure to wipe visible signs of moisture with a microfiber cloth. Also, take out the SIM card and let it dry. Try starting the tablet. Even if it is functioning as it should, perform a restore.

Take good care of the battery

The battery wears out sooner or later. However, if you take good care of your iPad’s battery, you will not have to replace it anytime soon. To prolong the life of the battery, let it reach the 100% when you charge it. You should only charge the battery when it is at a 20% capacity or lower than that. Do not forget about optimising the settings. More precisely, use the battery –saving options.

Fight malware and viruses

iOS is without any doubt one of the safest operating platforms out there. This does not mean though that your iPad cannot get infected by malware. If you do not download applications from the App Store, you will infect your tablet. The best form of protection is avoiding to jailbreak the Apple iPad. Yet, there are things you can do to keep your device safe from malware and viruses. Installing updates, for example, is a good way to fight off hackers. What updates do is fix problems in the operating system. Not installing just any app is advisable too. When an app asks for permission, simple decline it.

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