iPads, iPads w/ Smart Keyboard and Airport Security

Discussion in 'iPad' started by RedOrchestra, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    In Canada, travellers have never had to remove their iPads from their bags when going through airport security. However, this past week, I was asked if I had an iPad, specifically if I had an iPad with a Smart Keyboard - so, if NO keyboard you can just leave it in your bag - if it's with a keyboard, you have to remove it from your bag.
  2. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Technically in the US you shouldn't have to remove it but the TSA agents have no idea what the rules actually say so will make them up on the fly. You can leave it in the bag but it may well get flagged and take you more time than if you'd just pulled it out.
  3. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Been on several trips in past few months, ipad pro always stayed in my carry-on bag and never flagged....
  4. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    Like Zhenya said, TSA are all over the place with this, even in the same airport. Sometimes they tell me to leave it in, sometimes they it say it should come out. Security Theatre - it's either a risk or it's not.
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Just take off the keyboard before you put it in the bag?
  6. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    No-one has ever asked me about the keyboard.

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