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Backing Up Cell Phone Data

May 27, 2008
An unfortunate part of relying so much on technology is that when something goes wrong, and it often does, we can find ourselves hopelessly lost without copies of emails, phone numbers, addresses, and all of the other data we rely on our cell phones to keep safe for us.

Data can be lost in a variety of ways, keeping a back up of all of your important cell phone data can be vital not only to ensuring little to no interruption in your business but also can help save your sanity!

Dropped - a dropped phone can result in a cracked display that can make it impossible to read your screen to retrieve data.

Washed - it may sound silly, but several carriers have reported having phones returned to them for repair with evidence pointing to the phone having been submerged. The problem is one that is so prevalent that phone makers have now put on most of their handsets a small sticker that changes color when exposed to water. Check behind the battery of your cell phone, chances are that you'll see it!

Lost or stolen - Occasionally phones do get lost or stolen; when they go they take with them your valuable data!

Data Storage and Transfer Devices

There are several third party devices on the market that can help you back up your cell phone data as easily as one push of a button. Backup Pal is a device that plugs into the data port on your cell phone and, with the push of the one button on the device, transfers all of your data safely. Your data can then either be stored on the device or transferred to a new phone if you are upgrading to a new cell phone. Several other devices on the market are specifically just for backing up SIM card data. A great feature of all of these devices is that they can be used to transfer data between phones on different networks.

Software Packages

Many cell phones arrive with a data cable and device drivers that will allow you to connect your cell phone to your computer. Connecting your cell phone to your computer is not only the fastest way to sync your email and contact folders, but it is also a great way to ensure that any data stored on your phone is then backed up and stored on your computer. In addition to the software that may accompany your phone, there are several third party software packages that will allow you to successfully backup all of your data. Also incorporated with these software packages is the ability to manage and organize your data on your computer, and then sync back to ensure your cell phone has the most recent copy of your data.

Your Carrier

Several carriers give you the option of uploading your data to their website, allowing it to be safely stored at no extra cost to you.

If you are upgrading to a new cell phone, you may consider simply just saving your data to your SIM card before you move it out into your new phone. This is a fast and effective way to switch data between handsets.
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