In a split second some of your most precious memories on your cell phone can be lost forever. That is why it is important to back up your data stored on your cell phone or any other personal device that you use commonly or else you have the risk of losing all of that “precious” data that can never be re-created again. Read these 7 tips on keeping your data safe and secure.
1. Have your backup storage always ready
Make sure you always have enough storage capacity on your backup storage device be it the cloud or just a regular hard drive.
2. Identify on your phone what’s irreplaceable
Go through your phone and find all the videos, pictures, messages and records that are irreplaceable to you and back up them manually as often as you can.
3. Backup your main files daily
If you have an Apple or Android cell phone both of these types of OS have capabilities of securing there mobile data automatically through “the cloud”, But if you want something more secure you will want to manually store the files to a trusted computer or external hard drive.
4. Once a week do a full backup
By “full backup” we mean all the cell phones files and operating system, almost like cloning your phone. So if your cell phone is no longer working you can use the saved or “cloned” version plus a new phone to return to where you were originally.
5. Make your files more organized
Instead of just leaving your image files the generic name that your cell phone generates like “IMG_349.JPG”, try naming your files and organizing them into folders so they are more easily accessible for when you go to backup your device to speed up the process.
6. Multiple storage methods
For example if you’re using a laptop to store your mobile information you should have an external hard drive or high capacity USB drive to store the computer files on, because if the PC fails and looses the data say good bye to your mobile backup.
7. Check your backups regularly for corruption
Check your storage devices regularly to make sure the storage method is working and the files are still functioning properly after transfer. This can be done just by going into the device or system you’re storing your mobile data on and checking the files that you have transferred for clarity and functionality.