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Excuse me while I restore my phone from backup

One of the interesting things about the newest phones is that they fit into devices built for the previous phones. That hasn’t always been the case. Form factor and plugs have both changed in the past five years. Now, for those that stay current on the OS of the phone, upgrades are the one thing that Apple has done better than anyone, until recently. The old PPC phones were a wipe and replaced. It was painful when you had to upgrade your phone. iPhones came along with the concept of easier upgrades. One of the things I find that drives consumer purchasing is the reality of the easy button. Staples shared the commercials for a long time their easy button commercial.

Press the easy button and you are done.

Apple made iPhone upgrades like that, press and went! Both Android and Microsoft have moved from their old models to the apple upgrade model. Now it is almost expected that upgrades occur easily. I sometimes wonder if that is, in fact, the optimal learning model. If there are issues, do you know how to resolve them?  I know for example that I can create a window 10 USB boot key and copy all my files from my documents folder to another location if for some reasons I have to completely reinstall my PC. I have a time machine backup of my home mac; I can do the same things with the mac if I need to save files before blowing the mac away.

I can’t do that with my tablet or my phone. It makes me wonder if that is the optimal situation going forward. It forces me to make sure my iTunes backup is functional and working. I do check my backups frequently. Over time I’ve learned to validate backups when I cannot guarantee I can boot the device and save my files separately. I will end this post with a question for the community. Would there be value in my spending some column time talking about what and how to backup files on your Mac, PC, cell phone and tablet? I will put some shaping questions after the post; please let me know if there would be value in my doing that. Feel free to comment on this topic as well.

  • Question of

    Do you backup your computer today?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you heard of time machine from Apple?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you backup your phone or tablet online?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you verify your backups are good?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    do you have an external drive with backup software?

    • Yes
    • No

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