The new year has finally arrived, so it’s a good time to take stock of your priorities and get on track for the next 12 months. I’ve spoken to several editors in the AndroidPIT office about what they plan to do differently in 2018 and we want to share our tips with you. Without further ado, here are the five new year’s resolutions we believe every Android user should make.
1. Back it all up
Most of us have had at least one brush with disaster because we didn’t back up our data, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Setting up automatic cloud backups takes just a few minutes and will save you a lot of trouble if you lose or destroy your phone. Furthermore, it may be the easiest new year’s resolution on this list since it doesn’t even involve starting a new habit.
You’ve just captured a bunch of priceless memories with your smartphone this holiday season, and the best way to back them up in my opinion, is with Google Photos. It will automatically back up an unlimited number of high quality photos from your phone for free. For your messages, WhatsApp has an easy to use backup to Google Drive feature. And, for all your other files, set up a service like Google Drive or Dropbox on both your PC and smartphone. Double check that these are synced regularly, and you’ll be covered in case anything happens to your phone.
Use Google Photos or Google Drive to streamline your backup process. / © AndroidPIT
2. Make privacy a priority
In the new year, several of my colleagues and I intend to make privacy a