3 Top Tips for Protecting and Recovering Your Smartphone Data

by Staff & Contributors

According to recent survey results, losing your smartphone is up there with some of the most stressful life events. And, it’s not that surprising – after all, our smartphones store a massive amount of data about not just ourselves, but our personal lives, families, financial data, contacts, photographs, videos, work information and much more. Losing the gadget itself isn’t the worrying part – it’s the loss of everything on it that becomes a problem. Your data is not always as easily replaceable, even if your gadget is found. Damage to your smartphone can be just as stressful as losing it completely if the data is not retrievable. The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect the data on your smartphone and even recover it in the event of an emergency.

#1. Data Recovery Services:

If you’ve lost the information stored on your smartphone due to damage by water or another source, for example, then the first thing you should do is try and recover any files that you have already backed up to the cloud. Many modern smartphones offer you the option to conduct regular cloud backups in the background, so that when you add new data onto the device, it is automatically saved to the cloud. However, if there are items that have not been backed up, getting this back can be trickier, particularly if you have an iPhone. Apple uses a strong layer of security for their devices, which is great if you want to avoid being hacked but can quickly become an issue if you’re trying to recover your own lost data. To avoid losing the data completely, it’s best to take your device to experienced professionals such as Secure Data Recovery.

#2. Cloud Backup:

As mentioned earlier, one of the best ways to keep your data protected and ensure that it’s easily recoverable if you lose or damage your device is to ensure that everything is backed up to the cloud. Again, those with iPhones can easily do this by setting their device to perform automatic cloud backups, which allows you to store everything in ‘iCloud’ where it can easily be restored and uploaded onto a new device if necessary. If you’re using another type of smartphone, there are other cloud backup options to consider, such as Google Drive.

#3. Find My iPhone:

If you’re an iPhone user the ‘Find My iPhone’ app is a great feature to take advantage of if you are worried about your stored data and information falling into the wrong hands. Not only can you use it to pinpoint the exact location of your iPhone if it is lost or stolen, but you can also remotely wipe all data from your device’s memory. If your files are backed up to iCloud, you will still be able to access your information and transfer them to another device. If you’re using an Android smartphone, the Android Device Manager feature works in a very similar way.

Finally, make sure that your device is protected with a strong password to further prevent your data falling into the wrong hands.

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