Learn all about iPad security and make sure your iPad settings are where they should be in this free lesson.
Under Touch ID & Passcode, you can customize the security for unlocking your iPad. By default, the iPad requires a passcode to unlock it. You can also unlock your iPad using your fingerprint with a feature called Touch ID.
When you first start your iPad, you'll be prompted to create a passcode lock. If you ever want to change it, it's easy to do so with these simple steps.
You can also set your iPad to unlock using your fingerprint. Instead of entering a passcode, you can simply place a finger on the Home button.
You can add multiple fingerprints to Touch ID, allowing you to use any number of your fingers or thumbs to unlock your iPad.
Under General, you can customize many different settings that control your storage, accessibility, and overall preferences.
Restrictions act as parental controls. You can use this feature to set a passcode that will restrict access to certain content. While a passcode lock is used to unlock the iPad, a restriction passcode is used to open specific apps and perform certain tasks. For example, you can restrict explicit music, limit the ability to make in-app purchases, or withhold access to important apps.
Software Update is where you'll download iOS updates from Apple. Updates frequently include bug fixes and other improvements designed to enhance your experience with the iPad. If an update is available, tap Software Update, then tap the Install button.