Back. It. Up.

Mardee Besette
Member Support Specialist

Accidents happen. But keeping your phone backed up can make accidents less painful. Not backing up your phone can flush away your chance of getting your data back. There are many options for backing up your phone, especially if you have a smart phone.

Both Apple iOS and Google Android phones have software to help get your precious information to the cloud. The best part? This backup software is completely free and built in to newer smart phones.

WHAT’S THE CLOUD? It’s a fancy word for the internet. By backing up your data to the cloud, it can be accessed by only you anywhere in the world. It means that if you drop your phone in the ocean while snorkeling in Hawaii, you can be back up and running in no time at all.

HOW DOES IT WORK? Make sure your device has a Google account (Android) or an Apple ID (Apple) associated with it. On Apple devices, you can choose what data you want to have backed up. Google takes it one step further by providing you options for free photo backup through their app Photos (available on both Apple and Android app stores).

HOW DO I RESTORE A BACKUP? When you get a new phone, simply log in with the same user name and password. Anything that you have marked for backup including your contacts, photos and other precious information will begin downloading.

We highly recommend you do this while connected to wifi, as this process can use a large amount of data.

KEEPING TRACK OF PASSWORDS If you have trouble keeping track of your passwords, call or stop by our office to order a password book. The inside cover of the newsletter can be used for notes, too. But, remember to keep these passwords in a safe


Google Photos

The free Google Photos app can help keep your digital memories safe and backed up!