We know that backing up is important, but it’s not always easy to find the time. Here are some tips to help you make sure your memories are safe.
If you’re like most people, your smartphone and laptop are probably the two most important devices in your life. They’re also probably the two devices that have the highest chance of being lost or stolen. But what can you do about it?
We know that backing up is important, but it’s not always easy to find the time — especially if you’re travelling. Here are some tips to help you make sure your memories are safe.
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1) Use cloud storage
This is one of the easiest ways to ensure that all your photos are safe, no matter what happens to your phone or laptop. Services like Google Photos and iCloud automatically back up all your photos so that they can be accessed from any device with an internet connection — whether it’s a desktop PC, laptop or smartphone running on Android or iOS operating systems. This is particularly useful if you’re travelling internationally and don’t want to take extra devices with you. You can also set up automatic backups so that your files are always protected.
2) Use an external hard drive or flash drive
Use an external hard drive or flash drive to transfer your files from one computer to another. You may need the help of someone at home if you don’t have access to a laptop or desktop in the area where you’re staying temporarily. Most hotels offer free Wi-Fi but not all of them provide computers for guests to use. If there’s no Wi-Fi available where you’re staying, ask if there is an Internet café nearby where you can copy your files onto their computers first before transferring them back home again when returning home at some point in the future.
3) Burn them onto DVDs or CDs and bring them with you.
This is a good option if you’re travelling within Europe or North America and won’t need access to your photos while abroad. You can also use this method if you want more control over where the files are stored – for instance, if you want to keep copies in multiple locations so that some are near at hand while others are further away from home base in case something happens (e.g., fire or flood). Note that CDs and DVDs don’t last forever, so be sure to check their condition every few years or so and replace them when necessary.
Keep some backups at home while taking others abroad with you on holiday/business trip/etc.. This is a good idea because it gives you a backup option should anything happen while you are on your trip.