• Backing up Your Smartphone

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    January 17, 2020
    Whether the holidays brought you a new a device or you have years of photos, videos and apps stored, it’s a good time to back up your device to make sure the content important to you never gets lost if something happens to your device.
    Here are some options from Cellcom to make sure you never lose that cherished picture, critical app data or messages.
    • To create a backup with iCloud on iOS, visit the Settings menu and tap iCloud > Backup and toggle iCloud Backup on. This will back up your device daily when your device is connected to Wi-Fi, connected to a power source and the screen is locked. 
    • With iOS you can also create a backup through iTunes by plugging your device into the computer and opening the latest version of iTunes. Once the phone is connected, you simply select backup from the file menu. Note that if iCloud back up is enabled, the phone will not back up to iTunes. 
    • On your Android device download the Google Drive app from the Google Play Store. Once you’re logged in with your default Gmail account, visit the settings menu and select Backup & Reset and then Backup My Data.
    • You can back up photos on your Android or iOS device using Google Photos. Simply download Google Photos from the application market and the first time you go through set up turn the Backup and Sync slider on. The default is to upload high quality photos (unlimited storage) over Wi-Fi only. We recommend sticking to these settings, but you can change them in the settings menu at any time. 
    For step-by-step details and how-to videos on how to back up and restore your device using any of these methods, you can visit cellcom.com/backup. If you need assistance, visit a local Cellcom store or contact us.