You are here Home Learn Set up and perform regular backups Set up and perform regular backups Never worry about losing files again A backup is a digital copy of your most important information Copies of your files (e.g. photos, documents, videos, etc.) are saved to an external storage device or to an online server like the cloud. Backing up and having backups mean you can restore your files if something goes wrong. It is a precautionary measure so that your data is accessible in case something happens to your computer. We recommend backing up your files regularly. You can set up automatic backups in your system or application settings for peace of mind For Apple Mac users If you have an Apple Mac computer or laptop, read our guides on backing up to an external storage device or the cloud. For Apple iPhone users Read our guide on performing regular backups to the cloud for iPhone. For Microsoft Windows 10 users If you have a Windows 10 PC, follow our guides on backing up to an external storage device or the cloud. 2 minute quiz Now that you've read all about backups, test your knowledge! Loading... Was this information helpful? Was this information helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Thanks for your feedback! Optional Tell us why this information was helpful and we’ll work on making more pages like it Unsure what data to backup? Learn what kind of data is good to backup and keep copies of. Learn more about backups Update your devices Making sure your devices are up to date is an easy way to boost your cyber security. Turn on multi-factor authentication It’s harder for people to guess your details when you have extra checks in place.