iPad Pro Everyone wants to touch my 9.7" incher, curious problem

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  1. SurFaceMac Suspended

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    I had a little fun with the title, and the Pun is somewhat intended. I have about 40gb of really personal content (i.e. porn) on my iPP that I moved from my Samsung tab.

    Problem: Everyone who sees or knows that I got a new iPP 9.7 wants to touch it, play with it, and basically try it out. But I don't want them to see all my personal content. I can go into iTunes and remove those folders, and then re-sync later, but these requests have been random and ongoing since the launch. It seems rude to say "Why not go to the Apple Store and try one there?"

    Two questions: How do you treat others who want to go through your iPP - do you allow it or is it your private world?

    If you do allow it, how do you treat sensitive content?
     
  2. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I'm more protective about iPads and Macbooks than I am about iPhones or my Apple Watch. The bigger the device, the more I worry about someone damaging it. I don't have anything to hide as far as the content it contains, but if my wife drags the diamond from her wedding ring across the screen of my brand new iPad Pro on accident and scratches it (she has done that to other screens of mine more than once) I would go ballistic.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Nobody touches my iPad. Nobody. Not my wife, my mom, nobody. The PC was a very personal thing. The iPad is even moreso. It has nothing to do with pr0n, or keeping secrets. It's just a very personal device and no one is using it but me.
     
  4. StPatty33 macrumors 6502

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    I keep any personal content in my password-protected Dropbox, so I have no issues with other people giving my iPad a test drive.
     
  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    "No, I have personal content on it I dont want to share."

    There. Quite easy.
     
  6. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Not an issue I've ever had (or heard anyone ask about :D) But, I don't know the formats or locations of your, ahem, entertainment media.

    But there are several apps available where you could store files of any type and then set them to password protected and/or set them hidden inside the app, visible to no-one but you.

    Or you could just say to them, I like porn, so what. Get over it :p
     
  7. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Do you live near a cave?? Who in the year 2016 hasn't already touched/played with/tried out an iPad?
     
  8. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    My mum, she's never even held one. You might as well tell her it's a magic box that has little electrical fairies in it. You'd get the same response, that's nice, do you need money to buy anything for it :D
     
  9. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Right, yer mom or gran is one thing, but the OP makes it sound like the entire town wants to cop a feel of his iPad.

    These days are over...

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  10. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Maybe it's the only iPad in the village :D


    (Google little Britain if you don't get that)
     
  11. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    Just tell them there's too much porn on it. They won't know if you're joking or not and drop the subject.
     
  12. phillyboy82 macrumors regular

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    I keep files I don't want easy access to in a different app, i.e. Filebrowser in the "My Files" directory. I don't really see the need to keep my porn synchronized through iTunes though; I don't really have the space to put it all on an iPad anyways... o_O

    Filebrowser lets you copy from network shares so I just grab the few things I need (which includes TV shows, etc.) and copy them there. I'm not a heavy video watcher though, so YMMV.

    I also don't mind people poking around if they want to try out the "new shiny" (iPad... pervs) given that things I would mind are in a non-obvious location.
     
  13. sslade6752 macrumors newbie

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    I have my password files and medical records in a encrypted folder in Dropbox using boxcrypt. Does Dropbox support touched yet so if I set it to ask for a password all the time I can use the fingerprint reader?
     
  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    This is the way to go. There's a cloud service called "Mega" which offers 50GB of storage for free, and the app allows for PIN number/TouchID lock.
     
  15. SurFaceMac thread starter Suspended

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    Thanks for some great ideas.

    For those who wonder how many people: At least 6. I work in the tech industry, and New Tech, regardless of manufacturer, demands playtime from tech people. We really can't help it. I own a Surface Book and BlackBerry Priv because I'm interested and constantly assessing Tech. It's what some people do.
     
  16. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    None of those devices work well together
     
  17. SurFaceMac thread starter Suspended

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    Not true. I can pop a SD card in my Priv, shoot some pics or 4K video at the beach, pop the card out and into the Surface for immediate editing with Adobe. I can then return the files to phone via Same card. Simple in both those ecosystems but not when you bring in iOS.

    For everything else there's Evernote. It just doesn't work when moving very large files around.

    It is important for me, and the engineering teams I work with, to understand the inherent limitations of the tech. It's how we figure out what to build to make money.
     
  18. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    This is why I now wish for iOS10 to have multiple account support, just like OS X.
    I thought this feature would be unnecessary, but I realize its usefulness when my sister wants to borrow my Android tablet, which has multiple account support. Now she can use it, with her own account, without me risking her seeing all my stuff.

    This feature should've been thought out for at least the iPad Pros. Come on Apple.
     
  19. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    I can already hear the woos and claps at the next developer conference when apple reveals it in iOS 10
     
  20. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I haven't ever heard of watching porn described in that way. Each to his own, I guess.
    And, you take it to work, too? :D Sweet job...
     
  21. SurFaceMac thread starter Suspended

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    Tech is applied to a lot of things.
    Where did you get that Ive taken my ipp to work? Clearly as stated my problem is that I cannot take it to work to show people who know I got a new tablet. They know because we talk about new tech and I said I was getting one.

    Hope I bring clarity to you.
     
  22. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    No one touches my ipad but me. If you to try one out, go into a retail store that sells them.
     
  23. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Hardly as good as baking in support for it into iOS, but until that day comes, I use a Kingston G3 Wireless for getting things onto/off SD cards, hard drives and so on. It's actually pretty decent and being wireless ac, about the fastest option we've got south of the camera connection kit.

    Even when we go away for a bit I can load up a drive with films and it manages to stream 1080p high bitrate films to 3 devices at once. Plus you don't have to worry about having an Internet connection to get things off of cloud storage.
     
  24. frogger2020 macrumors regular

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    That's a dead giveaway that you have an iPad full of porn!
     
  25. SurFaceMac thread starter Suspended

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    Thanks, will look at it. I have the Lightning SD adapter, and it's fast when it works, but sometimes file names are not in the proper format for it to even see the imports. Then, even if modified by iMovie, I can't move the files back to the SD card... but the capability IS there, because the iPP knows how to delete the original file from the SD card.
     

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