In my grand tradition of being late to new technology, I finally got a new iPhone last month. It’s brand-spanking new and I’m all up to date. I can put my thumb on a little button and it recognizes my DNA and logs me in without a password! Or something like that.
The only wee problem?
The Verizon store guy deleted all my stuff.
Now, let me clarify: I take no responsibility for this act. This was not my fault. I swear. And I will say this to myself, again and again and again until the cows come home to wherever they do come home to (that saying never did make sense now, did it?). Because, of course, I should never be trusted with such monumental tasks as backing up my iPhone.
Here’s what happened:
The Verizon tech (let’s just go ahead and call him by his real name, “Darrell”) told me to backup my iPhone to the cloud. Even though the cloud confuses me, I did as he asked. I then asked him to check my work. He did. All is well, he said confidently. We then synched my new phone to my supposed backup. Nothing came through.
I had a brand new phone with a whole lot of nothing in it.
Now, there are things I cared about losing (old text messages) and things I cared about losing (two years of photos taken on my phone). As I walked out of the store, new iPhone in hand, my step was not lighter, as it should be any time you carry a brand-spanking new iPhone in hand. Instead, my step was very, very heavy. Very. Heavy.
I was down.
After a few days of getting over my loss, I resolved, firmly, to do things better next time around.
What is Trunx?
Trunx is an app with a cute purple elephant logo (he symbolizes “peace through privacy”) that promises to solve all my problems.
In short, it’s a place to store everything. The stuff on all your iOS and Android devices. The stuff on your social media accounts. You can even transfer over the stuff on your computer or (gasp) external hard drive. Oh, and the best part?
The app, that is. And the storage (free unlimited storage until April, y’all)!
So go download it and then back up everything on every device you can find and then sigh a big sigh of relief.
Go ahead. Do it. Now.
Need more info on the whys and the hows? See this video.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, and followed the easy peasy directions to sync your stuff, then go ahead and delete that stuff from your silly iPhone so that you don’t get those warning messages 10 times a day saying your phone’s too full.
And then, as a final step, go to Verizon and get a new iPhone. Make sure you ask for “Darrell”.
He’s really good with backups.
P.S. (I’m a Trunx ambassador, and my future not-lost iPhone photos are thanking me.)