The best iPad cases for 2024

The best iPad cases for 2024

Regardless of if you have an older iPad or a new iPad Pro, it’s a good idea to protect it with a case. That will be even more crucial if you use your iPad as a laptop replacement, or if you have kids constantly trying to steal the slab from you to binge-watch Bluey. While it’s impossible to protect your gear from every kind of hazard, you can give your iPad a stronger shell with which to protect itself against accidental drops, dings and falls. This is a crowded space — there are dozens of iPad cases available today, some of which focus more on aesthetics than protection. But sussing out which will provide you the right level of protection you need along with extra features like a built in keyboard and folio can be tricky. Here are the best iPad cases we’ve tried that will suit a variety of needs.


Should you keep your iPad in case?

It’s almost always a good idea to keep your iPad in a case so it’s protected against hazards and accidents. The best iPads are expensive — even the most affordable model will set you back nearly $300 — so you’ll want to safeguard your gear as much as possible.

What is the difference between an iPad case and an iPad cover?

All iPad covers are cases, but not all iPad cases are covers — yes, it’s a bit confusing, but allow us to explain. Most iPad covers are cases that surround the back of your tablet and have a flap that covers the screen, so it provides protection for the body as well as its display. Plenty of iPad cases also have screen covers, but you don’t have to get one with that feature. Instead, you could just get a case that hugs the back of the tablet and nothing else. Those accessories will be marginally thinner and lighter than their cover-toting counterparts, and give your iPad a more svelte profile.

How often should I charge my iPad?

How often you charge your iPad will depend on how often you use it. Most iPads will last at least a regular work day with frequent usage, which is one of the reasons why many have opted to use their iPads as laptop replacements. But with heavy usage, like constant video streaming or gaming, will come more rapid battery drain. A good rule of thumb is to charge your iPad when you go to sleep each night, that way you’ll have a topped-up device waiting for you in the morning.

This article originally appeared on Engadget at

By John Routledge

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