Data loss is an anticipated danger that can happen to any gadget at any time. This can occur when you drop your device and the device breaks into pieces, or when your gadget is being stolen. This could occur even when some virus attacks your devices and you end up losing everything stored in it. This becomes vulnerable when you have stored all those beautiful moments that happened in your life in your system and when they suddenly vanish into cyber black hole. What would you at that moment? You may be thinking that it would have been better, if you had a back-up.
These days we have a service called iCloud, where we can easily have a duplicate of data in our device. We can easily retrieve it from there even if our smartphone get damaged. But we cannot completely rely on iTunes. This is because, Apple is not so good with cloud services and security of data contained in cloud services is another concern. Primarily the company gives you only a storage capacity of just 5GB and it is not enough to have a perfect back-up of all the data in your iOS devices.
Another problem with iCloud is that if you require some more space, then the company will charge you, sometimes even more than that of its competitors does. But you don’t have to worry, since there are aplenty of services with the help of which you can easily have back up of your data. But the first and foremost step is to have a back-up of your iOS data in your PC laptop or Desktop or MacBook. Now let us look into various options of having back of our iOS data.
First of all you have to connect your iPhone to your PC and then you have to open iTunes. From there you have to select ‘File>>Devices>>Transfer>>Purchases’. This will help in saving those contents that you have purchased from App Store or iTunes. You have to wait until the purchases get transferred. Then you have to open File>>Devices>>Backup to start the back-up of data in your gadget. This could take time depending upon the amount of data. When you finish, you have to double check whether everything got transferred. This could be done by selecting iTunes Preferences>>Devices. There you can see all your back-ups along with gadget’s name and date and time. With this you will have a copy of your iOS data in your computer and you could transfer it to your device whenever you want it.
Google Drive gives you an option to save nearly 15GB of data with the help of your Google Account. All you have to do is to download Google Drive Application in your iOS device. Secondly you have to run the application. You are required to log in to your account and then perform a short setup procedure. After finishing the steps, you have to tap on ‘Done’ button. Now you can see Google Drive on your PC and Google Drive Folder can be located with the help of File Explorer. Then you can have your back-up by copying files to the Drive.
Dropbox and iCloud
Google Drive is useful when you require a lot of space. Otherwise Dropbox and iCloud could be used. Dropbox can provide you upto just 2GB of storage. Setting up Dropbox is almost similar to Google Drive. You have to get to Dropbox.com, then sign-up for a fresh account. Then you have to download the right version that suits your OS. After completing the procedures you have to copy the files and paste them in Dropbox folder. When it comes to iCloud it has been discussed in the beginning.
You can depend on hardwares if you are not satisfied of having back-up of your data in iTunes or Google Drive or Dropbox or iCloud. This is actually the oldest way of having your data pasted in external hard drives or pen drives and certain alike devices.
Most of the data losses are due to hardware failures and accidents out of mishandling of the devices. So by preventing them, we can avoid data loss from our gadgets. However we can’t avoid hardware failure, but can avoid accidents due to our mishandling. When it comes to latest gadgets from Apple, they are mostly sneaky due to its designing features. So make sure that your gadget is protected with an external case. Some of you may worry that external cases could lessen the beauty of your device. But you have to make the choice, is it the beauty of your device or security of you data, which one is primary for you?
Another thing that you have to care is to keep away your gadget from water. Suppose if you are going out with your friends and loved ones for a vacation, it is always better to keep your iOS device inside the room or inside your bag to prevent any potential damage.
If everything else fails, you can recover your data. But it is time consuming, needs expert’s service and costs you much. The company named DriveSavers has the highest rate of success in the world in the field of recovering data from even broken devices. But the problem with DriveSavers is that, they charge you huge for the process.
Data is somewhat important to everyone in this world. Sometimes it may be some documents, which is important for you for your work. Sometimes it may be certain images that make you remember the most memorable moment in your life. Like this data on your iOS can vary. But one thing is sure, that these all are important for you and you want to hold it for life long with you. So it is always advisable to have a copy of this always stored somewhere safe and secure apart from you device alone. So I recommend you to have a back-up of all your important files in any one of the above storage modes.