Making a backup in the cloud will allow you to always have your documents, images, or videos safe and at hand, with the assurance that, even if your mobile device is lost, you will never lose your data.
Today’s article tells you how to make a backup in the cloud, depending on your device and the cloud it uses.
Backup in the cloud: Why it is important to do it
Backing up to the cloud is important primarily for protection against data loss on the device. However, there are other benefits:
- Automatic and regular backup: Most clouds offer automatic backup options, which means that your files will be saved to the cloud without you having to do it manually. This ensures that you always have an up-to-date copy of the data on your device.
- Access from anywhere: By having your data in the cloud, you can access it from any device with an Internet connection. This gives you flexibility and mobility, allowing you to work or access your files even if you don’t have your primary device.
- Secure Sharing and Collaboration: With cloud backup, you can securely share files with others and collaborate on projects without worrying about data loss. This is especially useful in work environments where sharing and synchronizing information efficiently is necessary.
We always recommend making a backup copy before sending the mobile for repair since updating your device’s software after the repair and passing the manufacturer’s quality controls may cause data loss.
How to make a backup in the cloud
Depending on the device you have and its operating system, you have different options for backing up. Most systems have their cloud, but some clouds work for any device, such as Google Drive.
We show you how to make a backup in the cloud on your device with the iOS or Android operating system.
Make a cloud copy with iOS on iPhone
You can use iCloud, Apple’s cloud storage service, to make a cloud backup from an iPhone. These are the steps to follow:
- Connect to a Wi-Fi network: Make sure you’re connected to a stable and secure Wi-Fi network.
- Open the iPhone settings and tap on the “Settings” icon on the home screen of your iPhone.
- Select your name: Scroll up in settings and tap your name at the top of the screen.
- Enter “iCloud”: On the next screen, find and tap the “iCloud” option in the list of settings.
- Tap “iCloud Backup” in the “Device Backups” section.
- Turn on iCloud backup: On the backup page, make sure the switch next to “Back up this iPhone” is turned on (it should be green). This will perform an automatic backup when the iPhone is charging, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi.
- Backup: If you want to perform an immediate backup manually, tap the “Back Up Now” button. The iPhone will begin backing up your data to iCloud. Please note that the backup speed may vary depending on the size of your data and your Internet connection speed.
In settings, you can choose to back up only certain apps or turn off backing up some items. You should know that you have 5GB of free storage when you register. You must sign up for iCloud+ in any of its plans to get more memory.
How to make a copy in the cloud with Android
You can use Google Drive, Google’s cloud storage service, to back up to the cloud from an Android device. In this case, you get 15 GB free for your Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos accounts.
Any Android device already has the Google Drive application, so making the copy in the cloud will be very simple.
Sign in to your Google account: If you already have a Google account, enter your login credentials to access Google Drive. If you do not have a Google account, you can create a new one by clicking “Create account” and following the instructions.
- Set up a backup: Once you’re logged in, tap the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen (usually three horizontal lines) and select “Settings” or “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
- Select “Backup”: Find the “Backup” option on the settings screen and tap on it to access the backup settings.
- Choose the items to back up: Within the backup settings, you can select the items you want to back up to the cloud. This includes apps, contacts, device settings, and messages.
- Start Backup: Once you have selected the items to back up, tap the “Start Backup” or “Back Up Now” button to start the backup process.
After the backup, you can verify that the data was successfully backed up to your Google Drive account.
If you want to back up to the cloud with other apps, always ensure they are secure. You can see these reviews or the score in the app store. We recommend using the official clouds of the device to avoid any type of incident in your backup.
Also Read: 4 Advantages Of Having A Backup In The Cloud