With smartphone usage at an all-time high, it’s only natural that they house our world. From photos to work documents and email, our smartphones are a lifeline. Most of these lifelines are found on our person at all times. Unfortunately, people aren’t perfect and accidents happen. We’ve all heard the stories of someone dropping a cell phone in the toilet or a child dropping his parent’s smartphone in their cereal bowl. That’s why most cell phone companies offer insurance on the devices, but even with insurance, the information you lose may not be recovered if your phone wasn’t properly backed up.
This hit close to home recently when a Liberty employee placed their phone on top of their car. They drove off not realizing they hadn’t picked up their device. The phone slid off the car and then slid across the pavement. As you can imagine, their phone screen was beat up pretty bad and they had pictures and data that had not yet been backed up, that had gone missing from their device. They were worried this data would be a distant memory, right along with their phone. There are many shops that can replace the outside aesthetics of your phone, but what about the data that is lost?
Luckily, our Digital Forensics team here at Liberty Business was able to restore the data that was thought to be long gone. Liberty has partnered with cell phone repair shops to recover the data while the repair shop works on restoring the screen and hardware of the phone. This work combined can restore a phone to like new condition. These services are typically used together if someone has important data on their phone, such as photos, messages or documents.
Unfortunately, these type of accidents happen everyday. We hope that you won’t need this kind of assistance, but if you do, you can rest assured that the Digital Forensics team here at Liberty Business Associates will work diligently to recover your missing data. From mobile to computer forensics, we’ve got you covered.