From the KnowledgeBase
The following guidelines apply to iPads owned by faculty, staff, and students.
- Do not allow other users to use the iPad
- Sensitive data should not be stored on the iPad.
- See the "Protecting Data" section on http://www.princeton.edu/itpolicy/managing-data/ for more details.
- Turn on a passcode lock and use a complex passcode. Turning off Simple Passcode permits the use of pass codes that are more complex than 4 digits. To turn on a passcode see Apple KB iOS: Understanding passcodes.
- Set the iPad to automatically lock after a period of inactivity. To change this setting, see "Lock Your iPad" on the following page: http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html
- Install iOS updates when available.
- Encrypt iPad backup in iTunes, see iTunes: About iOS backups
- Remotely wipe out an iPad if it is lost or stolen. For faculty and staff, set up your Princeton Exchange account. See KB 9914. For more information on remotely wiping a stolen iPad, see KB 1059
Students can remotely wipe an iPad using the iCloud service. Please see Find My iPad for more information.
- Don't leave your iPad unattended. Always keep it secure and never leave it in your car. If you are staying in a hotel, lock your iPad in the room safe if one is available.
- Back up the iPad by connecting it to a computer with a cable and synchronizing with iTunes.
- Faculty and Staff: If the iPad was purchased with University funds, OIT recommends backing up to a computer that is itself backed up using TSM.
- Students: Use the Apple iCloud service to back up your iPad. Please see the following article for further information: How to set up iCloud
- Back up often
- Encrypt the backup in iTunes. See the Security section in this KB article for more information.
- For information about managing iPad backups, see Apple KB iOS: How to back up
- Visit the OIT Solutions Center or contact OIT Hardware Support at 8-6199
- To determine warranty and support coverage, see http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/contact
- Additional fees may apply