Smartphones are practically mini computers and busy professionals treat them that way! We are carrying around sensitive information on our phones and becoming more reliant on them all of the time. Hackers know this and your phone is at risk. Your cell phone is at-risk to malware and is vulnerable being lost, stolen or damaged. While you can replace phones, you can’t always replace data, that is, you can’t replace data if you haven’t backed it up!
Luckily it’s easy to backup your phones, if you remember to do it on a regular basis. If you have an iPhone, you can back up your phone to the cloud or to your iTunes, whichever is your preference. You can back up to your iCloud by going to Settings and tapping iCloud and then turning on the iCloud Backup button. You can back up to your iTunes, you can connect your device to your computer and click “Back Up” under summary tab. You can back up an Android Device by going to “Back Up & Reset and ensure that the “Back up my Data” menu item is checked.
These are the go-to and easy ways to backing up your phone. However, for an extra layer of security, you may want to back up to a cloud storage device. The top cloud providers like DropBox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive or Amazon Cloud Drive have apps that you can have on your phone where you back up important files and photos that you can access from other devices.
No matter what type of phone you have or what back up system you choose, it’s important to remember that we are in a mobile age. Most of us do transactions and business on our phones every day. So treat your phone like you would treat your work computer and back up your phone.