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    Our client Sarah is devasted.  

     She had just returned from a vacation abroad, her iPhone filled with stunning photos of her adventures, family gatherings, and countless moments that marked the past years. One evening, while out with friends, her phone slipped out of her bag and was lost. In an instant, years’ worth of precious memories vanished. 

     No backup. No recovery. 

    Sarah’s experience is a reminder of how fragile our digital memories are. This story serves as a powerful cautionary tale about the importance of backing up your phone regularly.  

    Don’t risk losing those precious moments! Let’s explore effective strategies for safeguarding your phones photos and memories. 

    1. Cloud Services: Your Digital Safety Net 

    Google Photos 

    The free plan for Google Photo is suitable for users with moderate storage needs who use Google services for personal purposes. 

    • For Android Users: Google Photos is your go-to solution. It automatically backs up your photos and videos to the cloud. 
    • How to Set Up: 
    1. Open the Google Photos app. 
    2. Sign in to your Google Account. 
    3. Select the photos or videos you want to back up. 
    4. Tap “Back up.” 
    • Why Google Photos? 
    1. 15 GB of free storage that is shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Option to upgrade storage for high-quality photos (slightly compressed). 
    2. Easy sharing and organisation features. 

     iCloud Photos (For iPhone Users) 

    • How to Enable: 
    1. Go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Photos. 
    2. Turn on iCloud Photos. 
    • Why iCloud Photos? 
    1. Seamlessly syncs across all your Apple devices. 
    2. Securely stores your photos in iCloud. 

    2. Cloud Storage: Consider Microsoft Personal or Business Subscriptions

    OneDrive is a cloud storage service from Microsoft that can keep important data. OneDrive has personal and business plans for preserving your valuable photo memories. OneDrive is a cloud storage choice that can help you secure your memories. Some of the features that OneDrive provides are: 

    • Automatic Photo Backup: Syncs new photos automatically across all devices. 
    • Cross-Platform Use: Compatible with PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. 
    • Ample Storage: Offers up to 1 TB of storage per user on certain plans. 
    • Security Features: Advanced protection for files and photos against threats. 
    • Sharing Capabilities: Easy to share photos and collaborate on shared albums. 
    • Photo Organization: Automated tagging and sorting for easy photo management. 
    • Offline Access: View and manage photos even without an internet connection. 

    With OneDrive, your memories are not just stored; they’re protected, organised, and ready to be relived at any moment. Consider Microsoft 365 Personal or Family License for keeping your personal memories or Microsoft Business Subscriptions for keeping your valuable company memories.  

    3. External Drives: The Offline Backup 

    External Hard Drives 

    • Connect an external hard drive to your computer. 
    • Regularly transfer your photos to the drive. 
    • Provides an offline backup. 

    USB Flash Drives 

    • Portable and convenient. 
    • Keep one handy and copy your photos periodically. 

    Secure Your Business Data with SkyKick Cloud Backup 

    It’s not just photos that need protection. Imagine losing important business documents, emails, or crucial business data stored on your devices. Chill IT recommends using SkyKick Cloud Backup integrated with Microsoft Office 365 to securely back up your personal and shared data, including photos, videos, documents, and emails. 

    SkyKick Cloud Backup covers all your essential M365 data sources, including: 

    • User Emails & Shared Mailbox: Keep your communications safe and recoverable, ensuring you never lose important messages and attachments. 
    • OneDrive: Protect your personal files and documents, maintaining the integrity and accessibility of your data. 
    • SharePoint Data: Securely back up collaborative work and critical business data, preserving your team’s productivity and information. 

    SkyKick Cloud Backup also complies with Essential 8 security standards, providing you with an added layer of protection and peace of mind. 

    Don’t risk losing irreplaceable moments or critical information. Explore SkyKick Cloud Backup today and take proactive steps to protect your digital legacy. 

    Talk to us about the best backup option for your business or contact us today on 1300 796 245 for more information on how we can work together with you on your IT Service needs. 

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