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Measures of care

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‚ÄčStudents are responsible for the general care of the iPad.

General Precautions

  • It is recommended that food or drink should not be next to an iPad when in use.
  • Cords, cables, and removable storage must be inserted into, and removed from the iPad carefully.
  • The iPad should never be left in a car or any unsupervised area.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring the battery is charged for school each day.
  • iPads will be stored in classrooms during break times.

Transporting the iPad

A protective iPad carry bag has sufficient padding to protect the equipment from normal treatment and provides a suitable means for carrying the iPad within the school. The guidelines below should be followed:

  • The iPad should always be within a protective case when carried. We recommend that iPads have a tempered glass screen protector and are placed in an iPad case that meets the military standard 810 drop test.
  • Some carrying cases can hold other objects, such as clipboards and exercise books but these must be kept to a minimum to avoid placing too much pressure and weight on the iPad screen.
  • It is recommended that students do not carry drink bottles of any kind in their school bags.

Screen Care

The screen can be damaged if subjected to rough treatment. They are particularly susceptible to damage from excessive pressure and can be costly to repair.
  • Do not lean on the top of the iPad.
  • Do not place anything near the iPad that could put pressure on the screen.
  • Do not place anything in the carry case that will press against the cover.
  • Do not poke the screen.
  • Clean the screen with a soft, dry cloth or anti-static cloth.

Battery Maintenance

The battery life of portable devices is improving as technological enhancements are made. To get the most out of the battery life of the iPads, follow these simple tips:

  • Reduce the screen brightness to a comfortable level
  • Disable connectivity such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use
  • Lock the iPad screen when not in use
  • Close all running apps when not in use
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Last reviewed 27 February 2020
Last updated 27 February 2020