When you shell out several hundred bucks for an iPad, you'll think twice before setting your coffee mug on the screen or leaving it on the floor. Unfortunately, accidents happen no matter how careful you are. Your best bet to protect your iPad from damage is to take steps to protect it before anything bad happens. Here are 4 ways you can keep your iPad looking and working like new.
1. Use a screen protector.
Scratches on your iPad screen are unsightly and annoying when you're trying to read or view photos or videos. An iPad screen protector can prevent scratches and keep your screen from getting damaged. It also protects against dust, dirt, and premature wear.
The screen protector by Zagg is designed with the same material used to protect military helicopter blades from dust, dirt, and debris. The nano self-healing properties allow your screen protector to repair itself in case of small nicks and bumps.
2. Use an iPad case.
The best way to protect the front and back of your new tablet is to use an iPad case. Although there are all types of iPad cases available on the market, the ones that offer the best protection are full cases that cover the front, back, and sides of your iPad, such as a book-style case.
Look for an iPad case that doesn't block the ports or camera lens so that you can still have full access to features on your iPad without removing the case.
3. Get AppleCare.
If you're accident prone or just want to make sure your iPad lasts at least two full years, you might want to consider purchasing insurance for your iPad. AppleCare offers two years of protection, including two incidents for accidental damage, for $99. You can also look into third party insurance plans for your iPad. Compare both coverage details and price for insurance to get the best deal.
4. Be smart.
Taking your iPad to the swimming pool: bad idea. Letting your two year old play with the iPad while sitting in a high chair: another bad idea. Use your head when it comes to protecting your iPad. Avoid using the iPad near water, next to the kitchen sink, or for reading in the bathtub. Only allow your kids to use the iPad if they're old enough to be responsible—and even then, you might want to keep them in sight while they're using it. A little common sense goes a long way towards protecting your iPad from damage.
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