iPad Can one carry iPad Pro/Air 2 in backpack?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AppleFan46, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. AppleFan46 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2017
    I own the 9.7" iPad Pro and I've got the Smart Keyboard and the Silicone Case to protect it.
    As I'm a student, I worry about about carrying my iPad in my backpack along with other stuff (some folders and a few books).
    I would put the iPad in a different section so it can't be hit directly by anything but still, I am a little bit concerned given the thickness of the device...

    So, is there reason to be worried or not and how do you carry your iPad?

    Best wishes and thanks!
  2. acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010
    Get a sleeve to protect it while its being transported in the backpack. Might be hard with the case and keyboard, but I imagine even a laptop sleeve would add that extra protection.
  3. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    amazon do good cheap sleeves but if it's in a silicon case then i don't think you need to worry.
  4. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    I second this advice. If you are concerned, get a sleeve and worry less! :)
  5. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2011
    Leeds, UK
    I have mine in a sleeve with a front pouch that holds the pencil. This is then put in my backpack, it has a slot for laptops/tablets. No issues at all, in fact works well with AirPods still retaining connection to the iPad (the distance is minimal).
  6. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    You have nothing to worry about. Just keep it in the part closest to your back.

    Last summer I had my 9.7" Pro in my small purse backpack. I took a spill at an intersection and came down directly on my back. No harm done to any of my precious electronics. (I was, however, black and blue for weeks.)
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I would imagine it depends on how one packs their backpack, and with what.
  9. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I have iPad Pro 12.9 with screen protector, and smart case also I ordered 13" neoprene sleeve from eBay it feel thick. I put iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Logitech Keyboard in it. I bought cheap Outdoor Product backpack with padded pocket for ipad/laptop with many pockets from Walmart. It worked well for a year.
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    No matter what case you put on your iPad it can be bent inside your backpack.
  11. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2014
    I carried mine as well as my MacBook Pro in my bag last semester with no issue. It was mentioned, keep it in the pocket closest to your back on the off chance you bite the dust for some reason. I did with mine, put all my weight on it and it's fine. I fell off a fence.
  12. swedefish macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    Of course you can. I have had iPads since gen one and they are really hard-wearing pieces of hardware.
  13. HDFan macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    I used a backpack from Northface which I got on sale which looks like the current Surge:


    The section closest to the back is the pocket where I place my iPad. It is relatively thin in depth and padded, so my iPad is fixed in position but is protected. So I would follow all of the suggestions above (keep right next to back, pad it up, make sure that it can't be hit by anything else). Screen orientation is a little dicier. If you keep it facing your back it is protected from other items in your backpack. However if you throw it back facing side down in lockers and there is something there then that might be a problem. In my case since it is a padded partition in the backpack, and it is in an Apple case I don't worry about it.

    I've travelled all over the world flinging my pack on seats, plane and train overhead compartments, floors on rocking boats and African safari vehicles and have never had a problem.

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