Most of us store sensitive data like passwords and bank card details on our phones. If our phones fall into the wrong hands, so will our personal and important information. Data can be lost and corrupted, or even worse, stolen. To protect yourself from such errors and attacks, make it a habit to back up your data regularly. Creating backups allows you to seamlessly access files and information stored in the cloud using secondary or backup devices.Why is backing up data so important?Today, businesses and households alike should understand how important data backup is. A lot of people's mobile phone memory 256G or 518G capacity, the photos and videos occupy hundreds of G do not copy out, put in the mobile phone although it is convenient to browse, but there is a certain risk, if the phone lost or virus, these data may no longer. Therefore, in the Internet era, we still need to form the habit of backup at any time.We rely on electronic devices to store data. We use phones, laptops, external hard drives, flash drives, etc. But what do you do when they run into problems that cause your data to be lost? If you don't keep your data backups up to date, you run the risk of leaving outdated data for work, school, or personal purposes.But if you don't back up your data at all, you'll end up losing all the data you've collected since the day you started using your storage device. On the plus side, no matter what happens to your device, good data backup will ensure that your files will remain intact for you to use and view in the future.Where should the backup be stored?Now, we have a lot of options for backing up information. The old and trusted approach is to use external storage drives such as flash drives and external hard drives that can store up to 4 terabytes of data. Important data can be regularly organized and stored in your external storage drive, in case your phone is damaged or lost, resulting in data loss and loss of profits.But there are also digital options, such as the multitude of cloud services available to all types of users. You may use your phone, you may use your computer, but these cloud providers don't discriminate against you. You've probably heard of DropBox, Google Drive, and similar providers that give users free cloud storage capacity simply by signing up. So it's highly recommended that you grab this free storage space to protect your data!Take your iPhone, for exampleIf your iPhone is lost, stolen or suddenly broken today, and you don't have local and iCloud backups, how much data you lose will depend on how much data you manually sync to your computer and how much data you sync to iCloud. Let's do the math:Photos and videos: If you don't import them manually into your computer, they're easy to lose. You can enable the iCloud Photo library without using iCloud backup, though you may need to purchase additional storage space. If you don't mind letting Google store (and analyze) your images, there's the Google Photos iOS app to consider.Memos, contacts, and calendars: This data is typically synchronized through accounts (Gmail, Yahoo! and iCloud), and if the data isn't automatically synchronized, it's likely to be lost forever.Message: If you don't back it up, you're likely to lose your important text messages too.Health and family data: They can be synced over iCloud and don't take up much space. You can find this information in your iPhone's iCloud Settings. If you choose to back up locally, make sure you have backup encryption enabled, otherwise your health data will not be backed up.Voice mail: There's no easy way to sync them, they get lost.Safari bookmarks and History: Also lost if not synced over iCloud.Documents and other app data: There are many apps that allow you to automatically sync your usage data to iCloud Drive. If you don't synchronize or save, data will be lost. Some apps don't support iCloud to save synced data, and that data will also be lost. For apps that store your data on their own servers, like Facebook or Slack, you just lose the app's preferences.Now, do you know how important it is to back up your phone's data?About OriwhizOriwhiz (Shenzhen DongYe Tengfei Electronics Co.,Ltd) is a professional MacBook repair parts, iPad, iMac, iPhone, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, Sony, LG, Asus repair parts and repair tools supplier which has served thousands of repair shops with wholesale parts and hundreds of thousands of individual customers with the parts needed to fix their own iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and other digital devices.If you would like to buy phone repair parts replacement or other phone repair parts, please feel free to click on products category and select the product you want.