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Smartphones have transformed into a complete solution of information and communication requirements. With the introduction of 3G, 4G and now 5G broadband technologies, a smartphone has become the inevitable part of life. You can control your banking, go for shopping, do necessary payments, establish communications, run your business, plan your traveling, make recruitment, apply for jobs and much more with your smartphone right away in real time.
As a data bank for your important images, videos, documents, bank account and credit card information, personal lists, job, and office secrets and other sensitive material, a smartphone needs extra security and alternate measures to retrieve your data after damage or accidental loss. Different smartphone companies offer different solutions but Apple has equipped iPhone with the indigenous data backup facility.
Like the operating system iOS that is specifically designed for Apple devices, Apple provides a comprehensive online solution for data backup in iPhone which is called the “iCloud”. iCloud is a username and password protected online platform for every iPhone users. Once registered from your iPhone, data is automatically backed to iCloud provided that the auto-backup option is selected.
How to register on iCloud?
Go to settings in your iPhone and select iCloud among the list in a drop down window. Fill the registration form and follow the procedure for registration. After registration, you get access to one of the most secure and reliable clouds and data backup platform. In the options portion of settings option, you can select the mode of uploading data from mobile network and WiFi network. This option allows you to save your mobile data by selecting WiFi Only option however; you can select the option of mobile phone data also.
Data backup on iTunes:
iTunes is a media player, media storage platform, online radio broadcaster, and smartphone management application developed and owned by Apple Inc. Apple iTunes is an alternate platform for protecting your data. iTunes gives you more storage as compared to iCloud. For connecting to iTunes, you have to connect your iPhone to a laptop, iPad or iPod devices and then start transferring data to iTunes. Similar registration is required to backup data on iTunes.
What data can be stored automatically?
iCloud automatically stores all digital data that is important to you and that is stored in your iPhone. iCloud provides backup to contacts, images, videos, calendar, call records, messages and documents in word or JPEG or JPG format. iCloud also remembers your favorite settings and saves your mode of using the iPhone. All these records and data can be restored after you change your iPhone or your device is lost or damaged. iCloud provides a free space of 5 GB initially and you have to purchase more space if needed.
Merits and Demerits of iCloud:
Apple do not use third party security options and that’s why, iCloud, being the indigenous backup platform, is the most secured data backup system. The drawback of iCloud is that it can’t be accessed from third party devices. The storage capacity provided by Apple is just 5 GB which is very little as compared to Samsung and other smartphone giants in the market.