You've heard it before. You know you should do it. You get annoying pop-up notifications from the devices you use about it. I'm sure you'd rather play Words With Friends, but really, its time to back up that device of yours. One theft or accidental run through the washing machine can leave you without contacts, photos, and app data. We don't mean to nag, but its really a simple process which can save you from a lot of potential frustration down the road.
You can also set up your devices to tell you where they are if they get lost or stolen.
Here's a little secret - it takes 2 minutes and basic protection is absolutely free!
Here's some step-by-step instructions, courtesy of the Too Many Adapters blog, to back up your devices, stat.
Back Up Android
1. Click on Settings
2. Click on Backup & Reset My Data, and make sure you've checked "Back Up My Data" and "Automatic Restore"
Note that different cell phone providers and manufacturers put their own flavors of Android on some of the phones they sell. You may have to hunt a bit within settings for "Backup & Reset", but it should be there!
Congrats, you've backed up your app data and wifi passwords! Yeah, that took all of 2 seconds, right? Now continue on to back up your photos.
3. Click on Settings inside your app of choice (Google+ is a great one, but you can also back up to other services like Dropbox)
4. Click on "Camera & Photos"
5. Click on "Auto-backup"
You've got the basics covered now. If you want to verify that everything is really backed-up and/or want to have your back-ups available when you're offline, here's a final step you can take. If you have a rooted android, Titanium Backup has a basic or premium version. You can also check out Helium.
Back Up iOs