We recently did a study of Internet users around the world and found out something that didn’t surprise us.
About 8 out of 10 people, 77%, believe that the videos, pictures and data on their phones are more valuable than the phones themselves. Our phones have replaces so many devices it’s nearly impossible to count. They’re our constant companion and probably hold more secrets about us than our best friends.
Here’s how to protect the content on your phone.
1. Always lock your phone.
Whether a friend or a stranger finds your phone, you’re better off if they can’t access it. The iPhone has an option to erase your phone if someone tries to unlock it unsuccessfully too many times. If you use your phone for work, this is something you may want to consider.
2. Back up your data.
Your digital memories are irreplaceable so you owe it to yourself to make sure they exist in more than one places. Back up your phones as often as you can remember to do so. If you know an image or video is especially invaluable, email it to yourself immediately.
3. Use an Anti-theft app.
We all lose our phones. It may be gone for a few minutes or forever. Luckily you can install an app on most phones that allows you to lock the phone no matter where it ends up. If you know you’re not getting the phone back, you can then erase it. Our Anti-Theft for Mobile is free and you can get it here.
Of course, your phone is valuable, too. Keep it safe by always storing it in the same pocket/section of your purse. Put a unique case on it that you’ll quickly recognize. Only take it out while walking or on public transit when you really have to.
What other tips do you have for keeping your content and your phone safe?
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