What do you do about updating your phones or backing them up?

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With the exaggerating data use I’m not sure the best way to update and backup our phones. Phones were setup to backup every night but since I can’t use Wi-Fi Most of the time it’s turned off at night. I don’t see using Viasat for this or the data limit would be met the first week rather than mid month as it is now. What does everyone else do?
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Greg Jones

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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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Not backing up everyday for one thing.

Why do you feel the need to do this?
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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If you have one of the Liberty plans, they have a Free Zone in the early morning, between 3 and 6 a.m.  If you can schedule the updates to happen overnight, I suspect you can schedule it to happen during this time.  

I'm curious though, as VetSat asked, why do you backup every night?  I'd think once per week would be more than enough.  
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You don’t specify which type of phone, but most cloud services will burn your data very quickly as you said.


I can remember back to when I had to visit friends with unlimited data/faster service to upload backup data or update. Heck, I’ve even done it over McDonald’s WiFi or the public library.


If you are new to satellite, I’d say best bet is to find a way to transfer data to a pc or other device without burning any data. You’ll drive yourself crazy if you don’t.
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iPhone and the iCloud backup was automatically set for every 24 hours. Before I moved I never gave it a thought. I had 200gb and true unlimited. I’ll look into backing up to computer. Maybe there is something I can find rather than iTunes which I don’t like.
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Bradley

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Try google backup for photos and contacts. For anything else, it’s hard to beat iTunes.
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Bob Lexus

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Yes, backup in iTunes
If you chose to encrypt the backup it saves everything that is not already in iCloud like your contacts, saved passwords and messages which are small.

Use the built in Backup utility in Mac to back your entire drive to an external drive.
I have a backup drive on my network and keep a second one in a safe in my shop that I pull out every 100 or so and backup all my Macs to it also