If you own a tablet you may be concerned about having to fork out to replace it should it be lost, stolen or damaged.

A possible solution to this problem is to taking out a policy from one of the best tablet insurance providers so you can enjoy your tablet without worrying about the cost of getting a new one if the worst happened.

Here's how to pick the best insurance for tablets and get the financial safety net you're looking for without paying the earth.

How much cover do you need?

Before you start comparing different tablet insurance providers, the first step is to work out exactly how much cover you need.

Regardless of whether you need Apple tablet insurance, Android or any other type of tablet insurance, you will need to ensure that the maximum level of cover provided is more than enough to replace your tablet should it be damaged or stolen.

The simplest way to do this is to look up the cost of buying your existing tablet new and exclude all the tablet computer insurance policies that don't meet this amount.

Decide on a level of cover

As with most insurance products there are a variety of different levels of tablet computer insurance.

Most basic policies will include theft and accidental damage to your tablet while you're in the UK.

However if you would also like the insurance for tablet cover you take out to include protection against the cost of repairs in case of a breakdown, or cover outside of the UK you may need to opt for a more comprehensive policy.

You should also check whether each policy you're considering operates on a new for old basis.

Weigh up the level of cover you need and exclude all those that don't match your needs.

Compare prices

Once you know what type of cover you need, the final step in getting the best tablet PC insurance is to look for the policies that offer you suitable protection for the cheapest possible price.

You can compare insurance for tablets using our cheap tablet insurance comparison table.

About our gadget insurance comparison

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Who do we include in this comparison?

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We include gadget insurance policies from our panel of direct insurers, who are all regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Here is more information about how our website works.

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