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Best Back Protectors for iPad 9.7 in 2022

When it comes to protecting your iPad, you've undoubtedly heard about cases; however, cases aren't right for everybody. iPad cases can be big, bulky, and expensive, making it hard to justify picking one up.

Of course, without a case, your iPad is vulnerable to damage. If you want a happy medium, and iPad back cover will help you protect your iPad from scratches and other minor damage — especially if you pair it with a tempered glass screen protector. Here are my favorite back protectors for your 9.7-inch iPad.

Want more protection?

If you think you may want something that offers a little more protection for your new iPad, you may want to check out some full-fledged cases!

Read: Best Cases for the 2017 and 2018 9.7-inch iPad

What do you use to protect your iPad?

Let us know in the comments down below!

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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2 Comments
  • I use slickwraps but I wish Apple would have continued the iPad case which protected both the front and the back of the iPad
  • Does the KHOMO Companion cover fit the newest iPad model? Amazon.com description says 2016 version only.