“New Phone, same number. Lost my contacts, so text me your name and I’ll add you.”
“Phone just died and I lost all my Pictures! I’m so upset!”
Has this ever happened to you? It seems like I see messages like this every day on social media. If it’s happened to you, or you’re afraid it will happen to you, I’m here to help. With a series of blog posts I will show you how to ensure you are staying synced and up to date so You don’t need to worry. This week we’ll look at keeping your iPhone’s Contacts and Photo’s backed up. Next week, we’ll look at Android. Finally, we’ll look at ways you can switch from iPhone to Android, or vice versa while taking your data with you.
Why Should You Sync Your iPhone’s Data?
If you have anything on your phone you want to keep, you should keep a copy backed up somewhere. There are too many bad things that can happen to our devices. They can stop working altogether. They could be lost or stolen. They can get dropped making it difficult to access our data. And chances are, we have some valuable data on our phones. Photos of your family? Video of your child’s first steps? Pictures of your last vacation? Your last 3 vacations? How about the phone number of everyone you know? How many phone numbers can you remember without accessing your phone’s contact list? We have come to rely on these devices a lot in our lives, and the data on them is important. It’s smart to have your data synced before something happens. If you wait, it will be harder, more expensive or maybe even impossible to retrieve your data. [Read more…]