What is a back-up? How to back up your PC
With a back-up you can effectively secure your PC, smartphone or tablet. In the event of a defect, your data and settings are then backed up on an external storage alternative. The contents of your device can thus be quickly restored.The German translation of the term back-up is security copy. So you back up your data so that in the event of a system failure or data loss, the worst case scenario does not occur: all your data is lost forever.
Smartphone & Computer: This is a backupThe loss of data can be prevented quite easily: If you have made a backup, the backed-up data can be easily transferred again.
- Meanwhile, many smartphones, tablets and PCs automatically create backups. In most cases, the data is backed up in an online storage of the smartphone manufacturer.
- Of course, you can also create a back-up manually. This works either via a free back-up program or via the settings of your device.
- A hard drive, an external hard drive, a USB stick or a cloud is suitable as a storage medium. If you want to make a back-up of a mobile device, you can also save it on the internal hard drive of your PC.