Monday, May 16, 2016

Backing up photos videos from your cellphone

At the end of December 2015 I got the new Apple iPhone 6s. It took me a while to get used to it. As I always had android Samsung cellphone and I was very comfortable with it. All my friends were raving about the Apple iPhone, so I decided to give it a try.

However, since then I hadn't backed up my digital files. I had tried to connect to my PC as I used to do with my Samsung and tablet, however I didn't get anything going alerting me about my files. It forced me to sign up with iTunes, which I disliked. Today I gave another try to figure out how to download my files. Bingo, I managed to find my files. I clicked on it and found the DCM folder where there were 3 files, within those folders there were total of 2136 files. It equaled to 4.47gb

As I always like to backup my files, I got my main Master external hard drive. I created a new folder there for my iPhone backups: "iPhone backups to May 16 2016" and there I quickly uploaded the photos. It took me a total of 30min to upload, pretty good. Then I had my second backup external hard drive, which is the Archival backup of the Master drive. That took only 6 minutes!

After all was archived in both locations, I deleted all the files on my iPhone.
I just check storage and iCloud Usage: storage and it shows I have used 6.6gb and available 4.8gb. I am supposed to have 16gb hmmm... where is the rest of the 5gb?
I believe the rest might be all those text messages, whatsup etc - got to go thru all that and get rid of.

June 1st we have a session on backing up photos. This seems to be a major issue.

Check the June 1st meetup session in Bayside at:

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