Since we’re so reliant on our iPhones and iPads – especially as iOS becomes more prevalent – that we need to give thought on things beyond security on these devices. We need to think about what to do in order to keep our data safe from accidental deletion — including looking at software solutions beyond what’s included with our Mac.
With that in mind, here are 2 things you can do to make sure the chances of losing your iOS data is as slim as possible:
1. Backup your devices
One way is to ensure that you have made a backup of your iOS device in iTunes whenever you sync. While iTunes normally makes a separate backup before you perform an update, it never hurts to make one of your own just in case – and then check to make sure it’s been done. You can force a backup manually by right-clicking on your device in iTunes and selecting “Back Up”. You can also check the status of your backups by going into your iTunes Preferences and choosing the Devices tab.
2. Use iOS Recovery Pro
iOS Recovery Pro is a Mac app that allows you to recover deleted data from iOS devices, including messages, contacts, photos, videos, and more. It’s a great backup plan for those moments where you haven’t synced in ages or just want to have a little extra “insurance” for your data. Right now you can get iOS Recovery Pro from the Cult of Mac Deals page for just $19.99.
You can use both of these tips in tandem, but the key to both is to make sure you back up your iDevices regularly. It’s a small thing can mean a whole lot – and bring you peace of mind in the process.