If the lifeblood of your business is on your smart phone or mobile device, this guide will give you a safety net if the worst case should happen.
- Step 1: Use your phone's microSD card slot to copy important information like e-mail addresses and phone numbers and then store the card in a safe location. Breathe easy now that backups are complete.
- FACT: From July 2008 to July 2009, mobile web use among people aged 65 years and older surged 67 percent thanks to more user-friendly devices.
- TIP: Some of the backup applications may require a small fee or will have a free trial offer before charging you to retrieve your data; read the directions carefully.
- Step 2: Download a third-party backup application if you are using a different version of Windows or a Mac by contacting your carrier.
- Step 3: Install the program on your PC following the on-screen prompts and then connect your phone using the USB cable.
- Step 4: Start up the program and then click on the Backup/Restore button; find the Backup tab and select either Full Backup or Incremental Backup.
- Step 5: Download the Active Sync program for Windows XP or the Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista or Windows 7 by searching the Microsoft website.