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Back up your smartphone to your computer

Back up your smartphone to your computer
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These days, you can't imagine life without your smartphone. None of us can.

You use it in the car for everything from text messaging and phone calls, to get directions and to call roadside assistance. You use your phone to take pictures and videos of your kids or grandchildren. And you're constantly checking emails at home and at work.

You use it so often that when you sit down at your computer, you miss seeing some of your favorite smartphone apps. As it turns out, there are simple solutions to get your phone apps onto your Windows or Mac PC.

It's called Apowersoft Phone Manager. Note: To use it, you need to download the software to your computer and the app on your Android or iOS smartphone.

One you've synced your PC to your smartphone, you can transfer apps, photos, videos, your contacts and more.

Note: Apowersoft Phone manager is free for a three-day trial. After that, there's a one-time cost of $39.95 for a one-year license. You'll see many other pricing options, but most of those are for other types of software.

To download, click on the blue link below. Choose the smaller blue tab, Download Desktop Version. Open the executable file when download is complete >> follow installation instructions.

You'll be prompted to link your Android or iOS smartphone to your computer. Apowersoft will walk you through the process.

Even better protection

A major downfall of Apowersoft is that it only creates a copy of your mobile device and stores it on your computer. It's a convenient way to sync your phone and computer, but this download should never be viewed as a total backup solution.

What happens if you lose that computer, or if it crashes? Then, not only will you lose everything you've stored from your mobile, you'll also lose everything on your computer.

If you're really serious about backing up your data, it's best to sign up for IDrive, which lets you back up all your devices to a single account and stores that data in a secure cloud. That means your desktop, laptop, smartphone and tablet will all be protected in case the worst happens.

IDrive's Universal Backup protects up to five devices with just a single account. And it works with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS operating systems. Plus, IDrive lets you backup data from your social media accounts so you'll never lose special photos or videos if your account gets hacked.

Click here to learn more and save 50 percent on 1 TB of cloud backup storage!

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