Your phone camera, let’s face it, is pretty fantastic. It’ll let you take photos at any time and you never have to worry about going home to get your camera, because it’s always with you.
If you’re anything like me you’ll probably have already filled up your phone with pictures and videos of your friends, family and pets. I’ve got pictures of really random things too – pictures of the sunrise when I go cycling and photos from the football match last week. If I didn’t have a cameraphone with me these shots wouldn’t be possible.
The storage on your phone, especially with hi-res photos and HD video, won’t last forever. Soon you’ll be wanting to put these shots in that mythical “safe place”. You can try an online storage website or you can copy everything to a folder on your computer. Personally I’ve already filled my Dropbox account and my computer hard Is littered with folders called, “Phone pictures backup”.
So, how about investing just over £30 in a portable hard drive?
Powered by your USB it’ll allow fast data transfer, just plug this and your phone into your computer and drag everything across. This 320GB version costs £32.99 and, after you’ve copied the files, you can put it in that safe place, which is usually the cupboard under the stairs in our house ;)