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Backup your device

Every single day I get at least one customer who has lost everything because they didn’t backup.  Backups are designed for worst case scenarios.  You never need it unless something goes terribly wrong.

I can’t stress enough about the importance of keeping your stuff backed-up.  Even if your data isn’t that important to you, just backup once every 3 month or so.  If your data is important, then backup daily.

There are free and paid backup programs.  I am not going to get into a review or steering customers into any direction.  I will discuss factory backup programs and if you need more information, you can easily contact me.

All Windows PCs, Macs, iPhones and Android devices offer some form of backup.

Several easy options:

Apple has iCloud and Time Machine

Windows has OneDrive and Proprietary system

Android has Google One

Examples of backup I use:

My windows computer is backed up to OneDrive in real-time, meaning every change I make on files are instantly saved to the cloud.  I also backup the same computer to a separate hard drive daily.  

  • OneDrive is free for a small amount of date.  I do pay extra for lots of Cloud space
  • The secondary backup to hard drive is using windows backup, its free. I did have to purchase a second hard drive and install it, then setup the backup.  Not overly complicated.

My MacBook, iPad, and iPhone are backing up to iCloud and my MacBook to iCloud and Time Machine.

  • iCloud is free for a small amount of data.  I do pay for extra cloud space. Very easy to setup
  • Time machine is a priceless option. It is my secondary backup.  It’s a free program that comes with MacBook. I did have to purchase an external hard drive. Setup is easy.  Hard part is remembering to plug up the external hard drive so time machine can do its magic. 

Android… it’s been years and I haven’t done it in a while.  But I know Google One is a solid option and easy to setup.

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Battery Life

One of the biggest questions and concerns we get, battery life. I know your phone wont last all day on a single charge. It seems like your always plugging in your device to use it.

Well here is how we think you should charge and utilize your battery cycle.

  1. Charge your device completely while you sleep. Modern phones and devices will not OVER charge while you are asleep. Instead it will charge to 100% and then go into trickle charge mode.
  2. During the day if you find yourself tethering your device to a charging cord.
    1. Is your battery bad (Get your battery checked) (We can test it free)
    2. Are you charging your device with an approved or appropriate output charger?
    3. Do you clear you active apps regularly?
  3. Reboot your device. Yes it needs to be rebooted ever so often. I personally reboot my device every two weeks.

So many experts in this industry believe the many reason for terrible battery life usually comes down to customers habits. If you charge your phone all the time just because its at 50% and you dont want it to die, well thats a bad habit.

Personally I suggest you charge your phone or device while you sleep. During the day keep an eye on the usage. Do you stay on social media or play games? That will use battery life quickly. But still let it die down to 20% or less. Obviously letting it die isnt healthy for a battery. While its charging, leave it alone, give it a break if possible.

Many kids are rough on batteries, they are on the phone all waking hours of the day and always attached to a power cord. The only way to help battery life in this situation is let the device rest. Otherwise the battery will have to be replaced prematurely.

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Backup

Keep your devices backed up. More on this subject to come.

Waterproof vs Water Resistant

Many think there phones are water proof… But are they really?