38% of People Say They’ll Save Their Smartphone in a Disaster

If a natural disaster were coming your way, what would be the very first thing that you try to save before getting yourself to safety? Chances are that the answer will be your smartphone, and you are by no means alone in that respect.

A survey of 1,000 people from Secure Data Recovery Services recently revealed that 38% of people would go for their smartphone if they could only save one thing during a disaster. A further 28% said it’d be their computer, so digital assets seem to be a priority for 66% of people with all things having been considered and taken into account!

It’s not just physical devices that matter to people either. 77% of Facebook users said that they would be very upset if they ended up losing their online data, which is the highest reportage proportion out of every social media platform including Instagram which only got 45% of users agreeing.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, many of these users are failing to use common sense guidelines that can help protect their online data such as using backups. 47% of people said that while they have digital property that they would hate to lose, they haven’t stored it on any kind of backup that can keep it safer than might have been the case otherwise.

The most precious digital asset that people wouldn’t want to lose would be their photos, with 91% calling them their most prized digital possessions. Videos came in second with 67%, followed by an assortment of different types of data including health records, legal documents, financial details and the like all of which got 58% apiece.

It is understandable that people might want to keep these types of data safe and sound, but they have to take matters into their own hands. Storing all of this data on a backup hard drive or a cloud can be a good first step, since it would ensure that you’d still have all the data in the event of something going awry or if you need to delete a social media account.
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