How to Password Protect the iPad 2

It’s such a simple thing, but many iPad owners don’t bother to enable password security on their tablets. If you want to make things tougher on snoops, follow these steps.

  • Open the Settings menu on your iPad.
  • Tap on Passcode Lock, then select Turn Passcode On.
  • Enter a four-digit PIN and to confirm it.

The next time you turn on your iPad, you’ll be asked to enter the passcode before you can access any apps or data.

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