Here’s What You’ll Really Lose by Failing to Back up Your iPhone

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Fail to backup your devices, and you’ll be in a world of hurt. It happens so unexpectedly. One moment you are using your iPhone to make calls and send text messages. The next moment, your phone is floating in a puddle by your feet.

As you pick up your soggy phone, it turns off, never to start again. What happened to all of the data on your phone?

Hopefully, you have a backup, as that data likely is gone otherwise.

What’s There to Lose?

Whether it’s water, a hard fall to the floor, or some other incident, you can lose all of the data on your phone in an instant. I have lost precious photos, important notes, and more when I dropped my phone into a river a few years back.

Now more than ever we are storing incredibly important data on our phones. From Keychain passwords to notes and Apple Watch Health data, it’s all stored on the phone itself, and can be gone in an instant, unless you deliberately back it up to the cloud.

You can use iCloud to store your data, but it can be expensive, depending on how much storage you need. With the base plan, you’ll get 5GB of cloud storage for free, but that hardly provides even close to the amount of space required to back up your entire phone.

If you need more storage space, you can purchase either 50GB, 200GB, or 2TB for a monthly fee, but those monthly charges add up quickly.

If you don’t want to deal with a monthly payment, a worthy alternative is ThunderDrive Cloud storage. This cloud service is available with a single lifetime payment of $60 that gives you access to an incredible 2TB of storage space.

Tip – For Best Results, Combine iCloud with a Second Cloud Service

Use iCloud’s free 5GB plan for storing Messages, Keychain passwords, Notes, Health data, and more – but use a separate, affordable cloud service for everything else like pictures, videos, and other large files.

You can use ThunderDrive with almost all mobile and desktop devices, including macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android. You even can connect and configure it with your mobile browser. It’s fast, too, with upload and download speeds reportedly clocking six times faster than Amazon’s storage solution.

ThunderDrive is affordable, fast, and secure. Files can be stored with 256-bit AES encryption, which would take literally millions of years to crack even with the fastest supercomputer on earth.

You can rest easy knowing your personal documents and private photos are not only are stored in a backup, but they are stored securely so prying eyes cannot access them.

The ThunderDrive 2TB Pro plan is available now for a one-time fee of $60. You also can choose from a Personal 500GB plan for just $30 or a 1TB Pro plan for $40. Get it here.

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