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3 Backup Tools Anyone with a Smartphone Can Appreciate

It used to be that once something was gone, it was gone for good. The reasons pictures from bygone eras are so special is because they weren’t truly able to be duplicated without expensive means. As photography technology advanced, so did the tech that allowed for duplicates of an image to be created and replicated over and over. Now we’re capable of printing out a photo into a million copies from our digital cameras and smart devices if we so wish.

We create multiple photos because we don’t want to lose them...so why not do the same for your data? If the ability to backup and duplicate your data exists, shouldn’t you seize the day?

Smartphone users should be paying close attention. Computer backups have existed for years now, and there are many different websites that exist with the purpose of uploading, backing up and storing data. Smartphones, on the other hand, don’t have a standard method of backing up data. Specific operating system brands have their own version of backing up data, like Apple’s iCloud, but these systems have proven to be hackable and faulty time and time again.

We’re bringing you three smartphone tools that can help keep your data safe -- both the data you want to cherish and the copy you create.


Many backup options for smartphones are wholly digital. You’re relying on a service that essentially exists in huge servers and the ether -- your data isn’t anywhere near you or tangible, and that can be worrying for some who like to be totally secure.

Meem is a data backup options that charges your phone at the same time as it keeps your data safe and secure. Working with both Android and iPhone devices, Meem doesn’t require any subscriptions or additional fees past the initial $50. Your data will never be accessed by a third party and will always be in your control -- and your control alone.

Seagate External Hard Drives

No one really carries around an external hard drive for their phone, do they? While perhaps not the most conventional method of backing up data, many users don’t care about losing their apps and linked email accounts. If you lose your phone, your Gmail is still accessible from your laptop or desktop. Your photos, videos and other files stored online on your phone, however, are not.

Seagate external hard drives are cost effective, costing about $60 for a 1TB product, and they can keep all of those videos and photos safe from deletion or corruption. This option, however, requires some diligence. It’s the responsibility of the tech owner to plug in their phone and take the data from the device and move it to the computer and the hard drive. When using this method, you’ll always have access to data in a way that can be used on both phones and computers. They’re powerful enough to backup computers, so they’ll definitely be able to handle your phone files.


Cloud backup systems are great when done right. Our Rewind cloud system stores backup data and keeps it safe from hackers, for instance. That’s the kind of protection you need for your phone’s data.

Carbonite is a subscription service that allows phone users to backup unlimited photos, music files and other data pieces that they may not want to lose. The files can also be accessed from a phone, tablet, computer -- any device that can connect to the Internet can access the data. At the same time, you’re the only one with that access. Their servers are secure and so is your data.

Mike Potter

Written by Mike Potter

Mike is a serial entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CEO of Rewind.

Rewind securely backs up your online data helping you recovered deleted items and undo changes easily. Get peace of mind with Rewind. Available for:




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