Smartphone “my data is gone” whoopsies can be really painful and expensive. Here’s how much iPhone data recovery costs and how you can prevent it from happening.
Smartphone use has been skyrocketing over the past few years. More precisely, according to Statista, there are over three billion global smartphone users, and the number is expected to increase by several hundred million in the future. What’s more, out of all these people, 728 million are iPhone users.
But, the increase in smartphone use is accompanied by an increased risk of losing the data if the device is dropped, damaged, or suffers a malfunction. And, it’s no surprise that data recovery firms are standing by, ready to take your money to help you recover your lost data.
How much it costs to have your iPhone data recovered?
If you’ve lost your iPhone data and tried everything to recover it on your own but didn’t succeed, maybe it’s time to accept that you need to have a professional try to recover the information for you.
According to NBC News, the cost of iPhone data recovery services can be anywhere from a few hundred dollars to more than $1,500.
The lower-end price is typically for the situations when the recovery of the data wasn’t successful. But those who are lucky enough to have their entire iPhone data recovered will likely pay the price between the middle to the high end of the quote.
Best ways to avoid losing your iPhone data
How do you avoid paying for data recovery services? There are a few ways to do that:
Take good care of your iPhone
First things first, make sure that you take good care of your smartphone. Don’t drop it, pour water on it, damage its screen and so on. Make sure that no accident will destroy or damage your device.
Backup photos to iCloud
Your photos and videos are the most cherished memories, and you need to protect them. Do so by visiting an iCloud section of settings. Under the Photos button, you can use the My photo Stream function to allow the device to upload stills from the past 30 days automatically.
Make sure your device gets regular iCloud backups. iCloud backups happen when your device is connected to power, locked, and connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Lockdown your device
Protect your data by securing your iPhone with a Touch ID/ face ID and a passcode. This way, you avoid having your data erased by someone ill-intentioned. Don’t use a code that is easy to guess.