Our phones have taken the place of several pieces of technology. Twenty years ago, if you wanted to carry every piece of technology that would match what your Smartphone can do today, you would need a suitcase. More specifically, our phones have become our main camera. Very few of us carry a point and shoot camera any more, and even professional photographers use their Smartphone cameras in their daily life. It makes our lives so much easier to be able to access all of our photos and videos in the palm of our hand, but what happens if that wondrous piece of technology breaks, or is stolen?
Backing up your phone may seem trivial, something that you tell yourself you will get around to eventually. Then you go to the beach, and someone grabs your beach bag with your phone in it. Or you are at a pool party and someone pushes you in for fun not thinking about the phone in your pocket. That could mean that you lose hundreds of pictures and videos of family, friends, and special events in an instant. In other words, life happens when we least expect it.
So maybe I have convinced you to back up your phone. You see the importance of not putting it off any longer, but I know what you are thinking, you can just back them up to the “cloud” right? Just about every major technology brand out there today has their version of the cloud, you have an endless supply of vendors that can back up your phone from where you sit on your couch so why bother with a physical back-up? It’s simple really, technology fails. Just the other day an Amazon cloud service experienced issues and caused half of the internet to stop working for a few hours. Websites that seemingly have nothing to do with Amazon can still be hosted on one of their servers, and all it took was company experiencing issues to debilitate thousands. What if next time that cloud service loses data, like customer’s photos and videos?
Technology is not infallible, and neither are physical back-ups, which is why we encourage you to do both. If the cloud fails then you will have a back-up to your back-up and vice versa. Memories are too important to risk.