Please Check This Now!
Is your smart phone or tablet doing backups?
Did you even know that it’s supposed to?
Do you realize that if your phone or tablet breaks or is stolen, you might lose your photos, music, address book and notes?
Apparently none of the people who sell phones are setting it up or explaining it to their customers because most of the phones I examine are not doing back ups. This issue has come up so many times in the past two weeks that I decided I’d better give you a heads up.
Please check your gadget’s settings and make sure backups are set up and operating. (It will show you the last date a backup occurred.)
This is especially important if you are going to be traveling on vacation this month!
Also, it’s important for you to know that there are really neat apps that enable you to locate your gadget if it is lost or stolen. They even enable you to delete your data and lock the gadget so it will be useless to a thief. (Even if you don’t get it back, you will have the satisfaction of knowing the thief didn’t get your stuff and couldn’t use it.)
If you have an iPhone or iPad you may have noticed the “Find My Phone” or “Find My iPad” icon and assumed that it would help you in an emergency. It won’t unless it is enabled in settings. I’m amazed how many iPhones and iPads I see that don’t have this feature activated!
A related issue that comes up frequently is people want to know if they can see their phone or tablet photos on their computers. Yes you can! It’s just a matter of getting things set up properly.
I hope these Techie Tips will ensure that you are protected and enable you to take advantages of these neat things that technology can do for you.
As always, if you, and your friends and relatives, need help with any of these things, just call me to set up an appointment.
“Helping you make peace with the ups and downs of technology.”