The iPad is an extremely popular computing platform. People want to pick it up, hold it and see how it works and what can be done with it. This popularity increases its retail and resale value as well as making it a popular item for theft. However, there are many security options available both to protect the iPad and the data on it.
iPad Hardware Protection
The default for most consumer grade electronics is that they are vulnerable to breakage if dropped from a modest height onto a hard surface or exposed to liquids. There are commercial and military grade electronic products designed for rough use and harsh environments, but part of the appeal of the iPad is in the shape and look of the tablet itself.
Though iPads have a break resistant glass front and metal back, they can still be damaged by a fall or by liquids. Aftermarket case options made by third-party manufacturers can secure iPads from everything including light bumps and scrapes, hard drops on concrete, and even submersion in a swimming pool. Adding a case to protect against the most likely things that will happen to the iPad is a good idea. The truly clumsy or accident prone should purchase an armored case. [http://store.griffintechnology.com/ipad/survivor-for-ipad-2-3-4th-gen]
iPad Data Protection
Apple includes several options for protecting data on an iPad. The first step is having an iTunes account associate with the device, as well as passcode lock on the iPad. An iPad that is associated with an iTunes account can be remotely erased online.
A passcode can be set to disable an iPad after a certain number of failed attempts to input the passcode are tried. Another setting can be activated to erase the data on an iPad after ten incorrect passcode attempts have been made. Erased data backed up to the iCloud can be easily restored.
iPad Backup Protection
There is no telling when an electronic device may be lost, stolen or catastrophically destroyed by anything from stepping on it to running it over with a car. Things like this can happen to the most careful iPad owner. Backup protection for the iPad [http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2584] provides a means of restoring all of the apps, settings, passwords, purchased music, movies and TV shows, documents, photos, videos and other data that was on the iPad before it was lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair. Automatic backups to Apple’s iCloud service can be used to restore all of this data to a replacement device.
Another useful security option built in is the ability to locate a lost iPad [http://www.apple.com/icloud/find-my-iphone.html] that is powered on and connected to the Internet. A sound can be played on the iPad to find out where it was put down in the house or office. If it is truly lost, “Lost Mode” will lock the iPad and display a contact number to whoever finds it. The erase option is also useful if the iPad is unrecoverable or stolen.
The great thing about iPad security is that third-party options for protecting data, providing for backup and protecting from viruses is already built into the operating system and Apple’s other services such as iTunes and iCloud. Therefore, the only third-party option most iPad owners consider is a case to protect their investment from drops and dunks.
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