How Businesses With iPads Can Improve Device Security

Time Of Info By TOI Staff   March 14, 2024   Update on : March 14, 2024

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In the digital age, more businesses from various sectors use iPads in different business operations. Employees may use iPads in offices and worksites to access assets, control devices – or engage with sensitive data. Clients and customers may also use a business’s iPads to access goods and services.

iPad device security is critical because – it helps secure sensitive data. It also helps protect a company’s brand by ensuring that all devices are operational & optimized and offer a unified experience to users.

In this guide – we will explore the various tools that help secure corporate iPads, including:

  • iPad Guided Access
  • Authentication
  • VPN
  • Find Myapp
  • Employee education

Kiosk Mode

As you probably know, most operating systems feature a “kiosk mode” that allows businesses to lock a single app to the screen of a device. This mode is useful because – it allows a business to control the user experience on a device by improving security and preventing misuse. For example – iPads at a chain of hospitality businesses may be locked down.

So, does the iPad have a kiosk made? Well, according to a leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) resource, it does & the iPad kiosk mode is called Guided Access. It’s a basic way to enable single app mode straight out of the box. However, for more advanced functionality – your business should invest in more sophisticated kiosk software that helps you take functionality to the next level.


Your employees should be encouraged to set strong passwords for their corporate devices, including iPads. This means avoiding common passcodes – such as “1234” or “password.” Instead, they should set sophisticated passcodes that are a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.

Additionally, enabling biometric authentication, such as Face ID or Touch ID, adds an extra layer of security. These features use one of a kind biometric data to grant access to a device.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A VPN encrypts your internet connection, ensuring that your data remains secure and private, even when using public Wi-Fi networks. Additionally, a VPN can provide secure remote access to your company’s network – allowing you to work remotely without compromising the security of your data.

Employees should be encouraged to connect to the Internet on their iPads on corporate VPN accounts. Likewise – VPNs can help boost network security for businesses that allow customers to access products & services through corporate iPads.

Find My

Like any mobile device, an iPad can be misplaced or stolen. And a threat actor can potentially steal confidential information from a stolen iPad. Activate the Find My feature on your company iPads to track it to its last known location.

Employee Education

While implementing security measures is crucial – it is equally important to educate your employees on iPad security best practices. Conduct regular training sessions to raise awareness about the potential security threats & teach employees how to identify, and avoid phishing attacks.

Device Management Tools

One of the best ways to secure your fleet of iPads is to use an iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool. A good iOS MDM solution will allow you to monitor & manage your devices to prevent tampering and improve security and efficiency.


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