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Enable automatic desktop backup with OneDrive

We all strive to be organized, but it’s hard to avoid occasionally leaving an important document sitting on your desktop before you have a chance to give it a proper home and back it up. This is where OneDrive’s desktop backup feature comes in handy. Set up automated cloud desktop backup for a remote recovery […]

Follow the 3-2-1 backup rule by getting an external HDD

Catastrophic incidents and ransomware can leave you without access to important data. Back up everything according to the 3-2-1 rule. That is, have at least three copies of the data, two of which should be stored on different types of media, and one located elsewhere. Use an external HDD for the local backup.

Backup and secure your mobile data

You should backup all of the data stored on your phone – such as your contacts, documents, and photos. These files can be stored on your computer, on a removal storage card, or in the cloud. This will allow you to conveniently restore the information to your phone should it be lost, stolen, or otherwise […]

Learn about new iPhone backup steps on macOS

Backing up an iPhone via iTunes was once one of the most secure ways to make a full copy of all of your data and apps and transfer it to a new device. Starting with macOS Catalina, though, iTunes is no longer available. Backup now goes through Finder, but still provides options for encryption.

Print off backup codes for sensitive accounts

Some online accounts allow you to use backup codes to log in if you get locked out or don’t have access to two-factor authentication. For example, this is an option for most Google accounts. Consider taking advantage of it and printing off the codes in case you have trouble logging in.

Don’t throw away old hard drives or USB drives

If you have an old hard drive or USB thumb drive, think twice about throwing it away once you no longer need it. The data that was on it might still be recoverable if it had been technically deleted. Keeping the device in storage is a safer option.