How to Back Up Your Device
Most people use cloud storage nowadays. Before the invention of cloud storage, people’s only option as far as storing important files was physical hard drives. Physical storage units were very unreliable, though. If they weren’t properly cared for, then they could deteriorate, break, or get lost. Losing one’s physical storage device would mean losing all of one’s files. With cloud storage, you don’t have to worry about losing your things. However, you do need to make sure that you back your device up regularly. This post will tell you how you can do that:
It is hard to provide specific instructions on how to back your device up since different phones and devices have different steps that need to be followed. This post will provide a more general overview of backing up your device, if you want something more specific, like backing up an iPhone for example, then click here and read this guide. If you don’t follow instructions specific to your device, then you could make a mistake. Making a mistake could lead to you not properly storing and saving your files, which could then lead to you losing them.
The first thing that you need to do if you want to keep your files safe is to activate cloud storage, and cloud storage backups. You will probably be able to buy storage from your device’s provider. Google and Apple, for example, have their own cloud storage servers. You can easily access them provided that you have a device made by them. You can also access cloud storage servers owned by other companies, but it’s not as easy to do as it is to use the ones owned by your device’s manufacturers.
Next, you need to navigate to your device’s storage section and find the cloud storage subcategory. Once you are located your phone’s cloud storage section, you can go ahead and click backup. Again, it is a good idea to just activate automatic backups. By activating automatic backups, you ensure that your phone backs up without your intervention being needed. Usually, backups take place at night. You should try to schedule yours for a time that you will not be using it. When your device begins backing itself up, it’s not recommended to use it, because you could unintentionally interfere with the backup.
Once you have backed your files up, you can access them online. Accessing one’s files online is very easy. All you have to do is to find your cloud provider’s website and access your account. Then, all of your files should be immediately available, whether you access them from your device, or from another device. The good thing about this is that it then allows you to log in from another device, download everything, and store it all there, too. If you have a laptop or computer this means you can easily transfer all of your phone’s files onto your computer without the need for a USB connector.
On the topic of USB sticks, if you want an added layer of protection, then it is a good idea to invest in a USB stick and transfer all of your files and folders onto it. Storing all of your files on a USB stick will protect them even more, ensuring that if you ever lose access to your cloud account, or get locked out of it, you can still access your files. USB sticks are very inexpensive, so it doesn’t make much sense not to invest in one.
As mentioned previously, it’s also a very good idea to transfer all of your files over to your computer, from your phone. Storing them on your computer as well as your phone means that they are double protected. Another good thing about having them on your computer is that you can then easily send large numbers of files to other people, without overloading your phone’s email server. When you try to send people lots of files at once by phone, your email server will get overloaded and won’t send the files. This rarely happens on computers.
When you buy cloud storage, you will be given lots of different options. You need to find the plan that’s right for you. The good thing about cloud storage is that it’s scalable. If you buy a small plan without a lot of memory, you can easily upgrade it and buy more memory if you need to.
Cloud storage has made storing one’s files much easier, and much more secure. Data loss rarely happens anymore. People can securely store files on the cloud, without ever having to worry about them being stolen, lost, or corrupted.