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How to Backup Your Android Phone's Data

At Phone Medics Plus, we’re not just committed to providing the best possible repair service for your phone or PC. We also want to make sure you have the tools to get the most out of your experience with your device, and to make sure that even when something does go wrong, you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible. That’s why we’ve spent our last two blog posts talking about the best ways to backup your data. In our first post, we talked about the best backup solutions for your iPhone , then we talked about how to backup the data on your PC . In today’s post, we’re going to finish up by talking about the best ways to backup the data on your Android device. As with PCs and iPhones, there are two basic ways to backup your Android device: on-site and off-site. On-site backups are saved to your own computer, while off-site backups are saved to the cloud. There are a wide variety of applications out there that will help you create both kinds of backups. Manufacture

How to Backup Your iPhone's Data

At Phone Medics Plus, we know how much your phone, tablet, and PC mean to you. When something goes wrong with your device, it can leave you feeling pretty helpless. When you lose valuable data - family photos, important documents, contacts, and more - it can be devastating. That’s why we want to make sure you have the tools to keep your data safe, so that even if something goes wrong with your device, your valuable files won’t be lost. With that in mind, we’re publishing a series of blog posts about the best ways to backup your data. In our last post we told you about some of the best backup solutions for your PC. Today we’re going to tell you the best ways to backup your iPhone or iPad. There are quite a few backup options out there for your iOS device, but the first ones you should look at are the ones that Apple provides: iTunes and iCloud. With iTunes it’s fairly easy to backup your iPhone or iPad. When you connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer, iTunes will give you

How to Backup Your Computer's Data

At Phone Medics Plus, we aren’t just committed to fixing your phone or PC when something goes wrong, we also want to give you the tools to keep your devices running well, and to help you minimize the inconvenience when something does go wrong. That’s why we’re going to spend our next few blog posts talking to you about how to keep your data backed up. Today we’ll cover backing up the data on your computer. In our next couple of posts, we’ll discuss backup options for the data on your iOS and Android device. Data Loss: Not If, But When The unfortunate reality of life in the electronic age is that it isn’t a question of if you’re going to suffer a data loss on your PC or mobile phone, it’s when. Data loss happens to all of us sooner or later - a hard drive fails, important files accidentally get deleted, a laptop gets misplaced or stolen or damaged, and suddenly all the family photos, important documents, and other data on your device are gone. If you don’t have backups, the l

How to Keep Your Computer Running Smoothly

We all know how frustrating it can be when your computer runs too slowly. At Phone Medics Plus, there are plenty of steps we can take to help get you back up to full speed. Hardware upgrades like new RAM, a faster processor, and a bigger, faster hard drive can all give your computer a major speed boost. But we also know that sometimes you’re not quite ready to invest in hardware upgrades. For those times, there are a few tools we can give you to help you keep your computer running more smoothly until you’re ready to upgrade. Clearing Out the Junk Lots of things can impact your computer’s speed, and a couple of them have to do with your hard drive - the place where your computer’s data is physically stored. One of the simplest things you can do to improve your system’s speed is by simply cleaning up your hard drive. The more full your hard drive is, the longer it takes your system to retrieve data from it, which can slow your system way down. A nearly full hard drive will often

How to Know if You Have Malware

In our last post  we told you about the best ways to keep your computer safe from malware. Safe browsing habits, keeping your computer up to date, and using a few basic software tools like an antivirus program with real-time monitoring, a backup antivirus scanner, and a few basic browser extensions will all go a long way toward keeping your computer safe and healthy. Unfortunately, just as with real germs, it isn’t always possible to avoid every infection. Sometimes, even when you take every precaution to keep your hands and your work space clean and avoid sharing breathing space with people who are sick, you still end up catching that cold that’s going around the office. The same goes for your computer. Sometimes, even if you’re doing everything right, you can still find yourself bogged down with malware. So the big question is, how do you know if your PC is infected, and what do you do about it? While your computer won’t get a fever or the sniffles or complain of a tummy ache