Backing Up Your Company Cell Phone Data

It is 2015 and in an effort to keep up with times, you have given all of your employees Smartphones on which they can store important data when they are working outside of the office. It seems like a great idea. Salespeople can retain information about potential clients, right after a meeting. Market research people can store statistics that they obtain when a computer is unavailable and all of your employees can have a conference no matter where they may roam. You think you’re pretty clever, until someone’s four year old dissects their phone and someone else drops their phone in the toilet. All that data is lost and you don’t have a way to get it back because no one backed up there cell phone.

Backing up data on your cell phone is every bit as important as backing up information on a PC. Although most cell phones have a backup system available, many of them are not automatic; users have to set them up. There are several things you can do to back up data.

The simplest way to back up information is to plug your phone into your PC and just copy and paste your data from one device to another. Needless to say, this can be extremely time consuming and frustrating, as the data does not always sync up very well. Given that you are in business and that time is money, you may want to look for a more advanced way to back up your data.

One method of storing information is to let Google do the work for you. If you want to back up your cell phone’s settings, simply go to the Google app on your phone and then click on settings, from there you will be able to click on ”back up.” Once you are there, click on “backup my data” and finally click on “automatic restore.”

There are several apps out there specifically designed for backing up cell phone data. Apps such as Super Backup allow users to store apps, data, contacts, SMS and call logs. Many of these applications will require rooting your cell phone.

A rooted cell phone is one where the user has “superuser” permissions to all the files and programs in the software Operating System. Rooting is a way that a person can customize a cell phone. Rooting should only be attempted by the technically savvy. If you don’t know how to root a cell phone properly, you can end up screwing it up for good.   If you decide to root your cell, you may want to consult an IT expert to help you with the process.

There are some back up apps that do not require a rooted phone. The app My Backup Pro, saves data to the microSD card in your phone or to The Cloud. If you cell phone should crash, you can simply visit the company’s website to obtain your data.

No matter what avenue you decide to take for your cell phone data back up, it is always a good idea to consult with an IT expert about the backup that is right for your company’s needs. Metro’s IT Consultant team can assist you with creating a backup plan that is right for you.   Call us today for a free network assessment our number is, 559-492-5985.

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