No removable sd card? What are the backup options?

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  1. TisMyDroid

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    With more & more devices going the route of not having a removable sd card, there are still many options to backup or to have immediate access to your data. Of course there is the cloud but for those of us that don't like that option, let's hear what everyone is doing.

    My main go to immediate access is a flash drive that I have. It has a 3.0 standard USB on one end and a 3.0 micro USB on the other end. Very convenient for backing up and having access to whatever I want on my phone, my tablet or my PC.

    What is everyone doing?

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  2. Jeffrey

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    Cloud, Flash Drive PC. Personally I rather keep my data local. I BU to my MAC
     
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    I agree Jeffrey, I like to keep my data local. I use the cloud for the very minimum. I also use the AirDroid app. It works seamlessly to transfer photos or docs to my PC, laptop or tablet without having to plug into the devices. Only requires the app to be on all devices and to be on the same network.

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    I have used Airdroid and it does work well. I have been using Android File Transfer. I can select all my files and drag them over and I'm done.. Just an easy solution.. at least for me.
     
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    That's basically what I use. A thumb drive & a micro USB OTG cable. Though not all phones support USB OTG. To me it's better than using a cloud service because it doesn't use data.

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    Since when doesn't it use data? Is this just for select cloud services, or by default for all? (I wasn't aware of this, obviously) :)

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    The thumb drive / OTG cable don't use data is what he is saying.

    The only thing that is backed up to the cloud are my contacts.

    Everything else is synced wirelessly between my phones and laptop.
     
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    My bad, thanks for the clarification @Ollie !

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    I use Microsoft's OneDrive to backup my phone.