When you ask somebody how to prevent deleting photos from your iPhone they might reply, just don’t accidentally hit any buttons or do anything stupid. That is the type of sound advice you have come to know and love from your bestest friends. Well, in the real world and on the Real World, people accidentally do hit buttons and do plenty of stupid things. Luckily, there are ways to prevent the deletion of photos and other precious media from your iPhone.
Whenever we take photos on Instagram or other apps, a copy is saved to the iPhones photo roll and the pictures can really pile up quickly. This is great for preserving special times but it also becomes ground zero for hackers and mischievous ones when your iPhone falls into bad hands. When you leave your phone idle for even a couple seconds, people can snatch it up and explore your most personal moments…right Kim Kardashian?
Most of Kim K’s intimate moments are backed up by the Paparazzi if she ever loses her iPhone
Ways To Prevent Deletion Of iPhone Photos
Lock It Down – A great way to keep your photos, email, Facebook and other information private is to set a passcode lock on your iPhone. This is a very easy process that can be accomplished by going to Settings > General > Passcode Lock. Here you’ll need to enter a 4-digit code twice and once accomplished this will serve as your passcode lock. You’ll need to enter this every time your phone comes off lock mode so make sure you remember the 4-digits. You can also secure your portable device in other ways.
Back It Up – If somebody does gain access to your iPhone and deletes your photos or if your system simply crashes, you can make sure the memories of your iPhone live forever by backing up your data. There are elaborate ways to back up your iPhone by using Cloud Technologies but most people are familiar with iTunes, which will also suffice. Backing up your iPhone through iTunes is also pretty simple in which you’ll first need to plug your phone into your computer with a USB cable. Next, open up iTunes and look for devices on the left. When you find your iPhone, right click on it and select ‘back up’ from the drop down menu. You can then use that same drop down location when you want to ‘restore from back up’ in the case that something happened to the data on your phone.
Use An App – There’s apps for everything and these range from fun like the ‘BroStache’ to functional in something like the app PhotoProtect. When this app is turned on, people will trek through your camera roll just like usual and when they go to delete your photos with malicious intent, they’re only a click away from completion. Luckily, when they finally click the red ‘delete photo’ button, the PhotoProtect app will kick in and deliver a message such as “why do you want to delete my photos friend” or “I don’t delete your photos, why you trying to delete mine?” Hopefully the phone hacker will be too flustered and won’t take the time to disable the app. PhotoProtect also works nicely to lock photos in case an honest 2-year-old sticks your iPhone in his or her mouth.
With proper precautions, you can preserve your photos and other content to be viewed by you and your close friends for years to come…right Kim Kardashian?