Chapter 14How Do I Protect or Fix My iPad or iPad mini?

Your iPad or iPad mini is a tablet, but that humble word doesn’t begin to do it justice. After all, you can use it to surf the web, send and receive e-mail, manage contacts and schedules, shoot pictures and videos, and much more. This remarkable versatility also means that your iPad is jammed with tons of information about you. Although you might not store nuclear launch codes on your device, chances are what is on there is pretty important. Therefore, you should take steps to protect your iPad and fix it should anything go wrong.

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Protecting Your Tablet with a Passcode

When your iPad or iPad mini is asleep, it is locked in the sense that tapping the touchscreen or pressing the volume controls does nothing. This arrangement prevents accidental taps when the device is rattling around in your backpack or handbag. To unlock the device, press either the Home button or the Sleep/Wake button, and then drag across the screen and you’re back in business.

note.epsIf you have an Apple Smart Cover for your iPad 2 (or later) or iPad mini, you can also lock or unlock your tablet by opening the Smart Cover. If you find that you frequently remove the Smart Cover without wanting to unlock your iPad or iPad mini, you can turn off the automatic lock. ...

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