In April this year I lost the entire contents of my phone after it mysteriously died on me. I took it to Apple who did manage to restore it, but they had to revert it to factory settings as I didn’t have any backups. Most of my photos were saved elsewhere, but I did lose a few holiday pics that I’d taken as well as some other stuff that I just didn’t really need to lose.
Tempting fate, I still haven’t backed my phone up to the cloud. But what I have done is get a SanDisk iXpand Hard Drive. This baby has changed the way I think about phone storage, and has been the biggest lifesaver. I was lucky enough to get one at Scarlett London’s #BloggersBall, but this is not a sponsored post: I just love it.
I’ve got 32GB of storage on my harddrive, which is over double what I have available on my phone. It’s so easy to use – you literally plug it in the charging slot and go – and I really do think it’s going to be a gamechanger for me. I’ll be honest – I hate backing things up. I probably last did my laptop around the time I submitted my dissertation (well over a year ago) and I’d not done my phone since I got it. Having tech which makes it easy is a huge bonus, and there’s not really an excuse for letting it fall by the wayside.
I should also mention that the other end of the iXpand (the snazzy bit with SanDisk on it) goes in a USB slot. So not only can you back up your phone on the go, but you can also make doubly sure you’ll never lose anything by transferring it over to your computer/laptop. Which you could then back up with an external harddrive if you were carrying around some seriously important photos on your phone… like that amazing selfie you took in the bathroom mirror this morning #noshame. I haven’t actually done this, but the point is you could.
I will admit that I thought this was going to be a bit of a gimmick, but I’m actually so glad I got to pick one up. Seriously, if you’re the sort of person who is constantly running out of storage, you need this in your life.
When was the last time you backed your phone up? Or are you living life on the edge?