Why Phone, Laptop and Other Device Backup is Important, Part 1

Jul 10, 2020

Sadly, we’ve seen a particular type of issue all too often at FixIT Mobile when clients bring in their devices for phone repair, laptop repair, tablet repair and related needs: Data loss. Far too many users of such technology do not adequately protect their data, meaning when their device suffers catastrophic damage, they risk losing it permanently. Luckily, modern technology offers a simple solution: Data backup, which can be performed for virtually any device you store important data on these days. In this two-part blog series, we’ll dig into everything you need to know about data backup for your devices, from the formats commonly used today to why it’s done and why you should ensure all your devices are backed up regularly.

The Cloud and Backup Formats

In past generations or even a decade ago, backing up data from a device like a laptop or phone was more labor-intensive. It required copying data onto discs or separate drives at regular intervals, sometimes storing them in their own backup computing systems in the case of large companies or business situations.

Today, however, this process is much simpler. Cloud-based storage formats and off-site servers make it simple for everyone from individuals to massive corporations to store their important data securely, plus access it quickly even if there’s a failure of any kind with the original device. The vast majority of standard phone and laptop users have access to simple, easy cloud storage for their files.

Our subsequent sections will dig into the numerous reasons why everyone, from individuals to business teams and more, should back up their data frequently.

Hard Drive Failure and Data Loss

There are several reasons data loss may occur in a device, most of which trace back to damage of some sort that causes hard drive failure. This can even happen during some backup attempts if they’re done incorrectly, which is why we recommend cloud-based storage whenever possible. Keeping your data stored in the cloud means you can access it even if your device is damaged to the point of being unusable.

Taxes and Audits

For businesses and individuals storing business or financial files, tax and audit areas can be significantly impacted if you experience data loss and do not have proper backups in place. Data backup solutions have saved many companies and individuals some serious embarrassment – plus potential legal issues – due to recovering lost documents.

Client or Investor Relations

Another area that will take a major hit if you experienced non-backup data loss from devices in a business setting is client or investor relations. Data backup is a vital tool in both these areas, helping you manage client relationships, produce reports and summaries and make informed decisions within this realm. Lost data here, or worse yet lost client data that cannot be recovered, will not reflect well on you.

For more on reasons why data backup is so important in all your devices, or to learn about any of our device repair, screen repair or other services, speak to the staff at FixIT Mobile today.