5 Effortless Steps To Back Up Your Phone

There’s nothing worse than the moment you drop your phone in a puddle of water, before it even makes a “splash” you immediately attempt to save it. 

Unfortunately luck was not on your side at that moment and your phone looked back at you lifeless. 

Or how about when you’re running behind in the morning, you race to your car with your arms full, while still half asleep and in “zombie” mode you proceed to throw your phone on the top of your car while digging for your keys. As you drive off you see your phone falling to its death in your rear view mirror…

We’ve all been there, and as irritating as it is to total your phone it’s even worse when you realize you didn’t backup what’s important to you. In this month’s blog article we’re making it as effortless as possible to backup your phone, follow along and we promise you’ll be glad you did!

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Backup Your iPhone

1. Connect to Wifi

2. Select the “Settings” application on your iPhone device

3. Select your name – example “Bob Apple”

4. Select the “iCloud Backup” option 

5. Turn on the “iCloud Backup” option

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Once you have completed these steps your iPhone will automatically backup your important data when it is connected to a wifi network. 

It is important to note that Apple provides their customers with a limited amount of iCloud storage space. 

You will receive a notification on your Apple device when your storage space has reached its full capacity.

When this happens you can opt to either purchase additional storage space, or transfer existing files backed up to your iCloud account onto a USB stick and delete the files from your iCloud to free up storage space. 

Backup Your Android

1. Connect to Wifi

2. Open the “Google Photos” application on your Android device

3. Login with your existing Google account – if you don’t already have one now is the time to create one

4. Select the “Menu” option at the top left of your screen (appears as three small horizontal lines)

5. Select the “Settings” option

6. Turn on the “Backup & Sync” option

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Once you have completed these steps your Android will automatically backup your important data when it is connected to a wifi network.

It is important to note that Google provides their customers with a limited amount of Google storage space. 

You will receive a notification on your Android device when your storage space has reached its full capacity.

When this happens you can opt to either purchase additional storage space, or transfer existing files backed up to your Google account onto a USB stick and delete the files from your Google account to free up storage space. 

The Backup Plan

Why deal with the anxiety of kissing your baby pictures good-bye, or losing important work documents and struggling to get everything redone on time? 

We’ve provided you with the tools and now it’s up to you to be proactive, because let’s face it some of the data we have saved on our devices is truly irreplaceable!

Now…

Just in case you’re reading this at a time when the damage has already been done we have a backup plan for you. 

Luckily one of our specialties at mobilemend in Brantford and mobilemend in Simcoe happens to be data recovery. Although we cannot always guarantee success, our technicians have saved the day of many when it comes to recovering files off a device that has kicked the bucket.

Thanks for reading, until next time…

~ Morgan Xiola blogging on behalf of Mobile Mend

Morgan is a smoothie powered, social media content creator that has recently begun dipping her toes into the blogging world. Striving to create inspiring, useful content that everyone can relate to with just a few clicks.

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