I Don't Want to Lose You

BY J. CARLTON COLLINS

Q: I’ve had two employees lose their cell phones. Each time they lost valuable client contact information. I don’t want this to happen again. What is the best way to back up contact data on a cell phone?

 

A: Backing up your cell phone data is a good idea because cell phones are prone to getting wet, damaged, lost or stolen. A good backup solution is to use your phone’s built-in backup utility (which is available with most cell phone services). It is typically free, quick and easy. The specific procedures for backing up your phone contacts will differ slightly depending upon your service provider, brand and type of phone.

 

Not only does this procedure back up your contacts, but also it is an effective method for moving your contacts from one phone to another when you upgrade to a new cell phone.

 

As an alternative, many cell phones offer USB data cable kits that let you synchronize your phone data to your computer. This will allow you to back up your phone’s data as a separate file, or if you prefer, you can integrate and synchronize the phone’s data with your contact manager application.

 

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