Picture Keeper Connect: A QUICK and EASY Way to Preserve Those Digital Family Photos!
Disclosure: I have an affiliate relationship with Picture Keeper; I received the Picture Keeper Connect at no charge in order to test and review the product.
I was recently asked to review the Picture Keeper Connect device to backup digital photos and guess what? I LOVE IT! I already use the regular Picture Keeper device to backup the digital images on my computer (and to look for duplicates). But I didn’t have an easy way to backup photos on my iPhone. That’s why the Picture Keeper Connect is just what I need right now!
Beware the Digital Dark Ages!
More and more people including genealogists and family historians are using mobile devices to take photos. Especially during the COVID pandemic, I’ve been taking photos to send and share with family so I can feel more connected. Right now they might seem silly … pics of what I’ve cooked, the winter landscape in Chicago, small family get togethers, etc. Like the Garlic Soup I made this week while the wind chill was -20F! (Click the image below for the recipe!)
But years from now I know my future generations will want to know what it was like to live through a major pandemic.
So I’m writing up my memories as they happen PLUS adding photos to help explain the stories. But what if something happened to my iPhone? What if I dropped in the toilet (and who among us hasn’t done that?) or the phone is lost or stolen? All those image would be GONE! Yes, I may have shared them on Facebook and social media, but then it is a HASSLE to track down those images and save them.
It is so easy to be in the “Digital Dark Ages” as I call it: we love the convenience of being able to take digital images, but we don’t realize how easily they can be lost. This is why I wanted the Picture Keeper Connect.
Picture Keeper Connect Features
Here’s what the Picture Keeper Connect package looked like when I opened it:
And the directions were SO EASY! Basically I downloaded the free Picture Keeper Connect app, then inserted the Picture Keeper Connect device and walked through the prompts. And, I didn’t realize this, but it will also backup all my contacts as well!
So what are the features? I’ve reviewed all of these listed below from the Picture Keeper Connect site and I’ve tested each one … they all function perfectly and add to the value of the device:
Simple Photo Backup
Whether you’re switching to a new phone, running out of storage on your smartphone, or wanting to safeguard important photos, Picture Keeper Connect offers simple photo backup solutions for all devices. Simply plug Picture Keeper Connect into your device’s charging port to:
- Transfer files from old devices to new ones.
- Move files between wireless devices and computers.
- Store memories directly on Picture Keeper Connect.
Easy, No-Fuss Backup
While other backup systems are convoluted procedures, backing up with Picture Keeper Connect is simplicity itself. Once connected, simply launch the Picture Keeper Connect app and select “start backup.” The app will:
- Backup all photos, videos, and contacts on the initial backup.
- Only save new files with every new backup—no duplicated files!
- Seamlessly track files on multiple Picture Keeper Connect drives.
No Internet Required
Imagine you’re on vacation in a remote location without internet, and your device displays the dreaded “out of storage” message. Simply plug in Picture Keeper Connect, backup your files, and make room on your device knowing you haven’t lost a single photo!
- Mobile Requirements: iPhone 5 and newer (iOS 9+) and Android OTG (Android 4.1+). Click here for a more detailed compatibility list.
- Computer Requirements: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP (SP3), Mac OS 10.7 (and newer) computers.
When Was the Last Time YOU Backed Up Your Photos?
So let’s be honest. What if you lost your mobile device or it became damaged to the point where your photos could not be recovered. What would you lose? What would you need to do to get those images back?
I always advocate the “3-2-1 Backup Plan” which means 3 different backups, 2 different media, and 1 backup AWAY from your computer. The Picture Keeper Connect is one additional backup for me and it is easy to use. And I love that after the initial backup, it knows the new photos to backup! Plus if I am in a hurry and need access to the images I’ve backed up, the Picture Keeper Connect device is there when I need it!
The Picture Keeper Connect is peace of mind for me, especially in my busy, crazy world of genealogy.
Special Offers from Picture Keeper!
ENDS SOON! Buy one 16GB Picture Keeper Connect, and get a second one FREE*! For just $119.99 USD, you can get this simple solution for backing up your pictures, videos, and contacts stored on your smartphone, tablet, and computer to protect your memories! HURRAY! Sale ends Monday, February 8th!
*Buy One Get One FREE Picture Keeper Connect 16GB is valid until 2/8/21. No code is necessary. Free drive is automatically added to cart. Free Standard Shipping is valid on orders over $99 not including Create Your Own. No code necessary on picturekeeper.com
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