For a lot of people now, their smartphone has become an important part of their work and life. They use is to take pictures and videos or their family or to keep contact with their clients. And, unfortunately, it’s often the only place where they keep those memories or that critical business information. So when that device dies, is lost or stolen and they don’t have a backup it’s a big deal. It happened to a few of my friends already so I decided to write that post to collect resources about how to backup or synchronise a smartphone.
Syncing an iPhone
Apple provides two ways to backup your phone, depending on wether you have a computer or not you will use one or the other, or both.
- Syncing an iPhone using iTunes – apple.com (if you have computer running MacOS or Windows)
- Syncing an iPhone using iCloud – apple.com (if you don’t have a computer or you want to double your backups)
Syncing an Android phone
Like Apple, Google provides an online backup service “in the cloud” that is usually activated when you sign up for Google services, but it will only sync some data (like your contacts but not your photos). To backup everything – photos, videos and any other app data – it’s a bit more complicated, and you will need a computer.
Syncing a Windows phone
Like the others, Microsoft offers a cloud based syncing service. Here you can save the data for all your apps.
If you happen to have a good resource about that then feel free to share the link in the comments.
Image Credits: Randen Pederson
En français, mon exhortation à la synchronisation et la sauvegarde: http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2013/06/29/synchronisez-vos-smartphones-sauvegardez-vos-donnees/