This has not happened to me, yet; but I would bet someone here has lost, or somehow destroyed, their cellphone at one time or another.
My question is; what did you do to retrieve all the data/information that was on your phone, assuming you were able to?
I am very meticulous and mindful about not doing things like losing my phone, but it's always a possibility. Any responses are welcome.
The only thing I know is plugging in a phone with a broken screen into a computer if the phone doesn't have an SD card you can transfer. With an SD card, you can retrieve that data plugging it into a new phone or a card reader. I've never managed to break an SD card when a phone was smashed.
Ok my phone is sadly an extension of me. So that's never happened prolly never will because I'll come looking . Almost lost it today while I'm talking. Had to re park and walk all the way back to the office I left it. Is also funny to watch strangers react when you do things like drop it or the pat dance. They are like feeling your angst like it's thier own phones can't live with them..
I never really had to deal with this problem, but still I tend to backup my phone to my computer (and iCloud). My wife had to replace her battery of her iPhone 6 (Apple replacement program). They couldn't get it to start up again, and after 90 minutes waiting she got a new phone. I had made a backup before, so restoring the content was easy. I did the same (battery replacement) myself with an older iPhone, and could not get it working again. Too bad, but I had it already replaced, so it was empty. Sjit happens (I know that is not how to write it but it gets met trough censorship, just like bullflip, fluck, crunt, etc.).
Last time a phone failed me it was a Windows phone so the data on it was synchronised with my windows desktop and tablet. Not that I ever recommend getting a Windows phone now that MS has pulled out of the market. Be proactive and either use a built in backup or a backup app.
Have never had an expensive phone ...left mine in supermarket ..went back ..gone .
Kept mesaging and phoning my number ...relentlessly... On my son 's phone..until eventually it was answered by a teenage girl .My phone looked like an i-phone ...but was not ...think when she got home ..realised how un -cool it was ...not the phone to be seen with ..
Got it back ... !!!! The moral here being ...
Invest un a totally un cool phone ..that no one wants to be seen with ...and if you lose it ...greater chance of getting it back !!!
I have never physically lost a cell phone, but at a job site in Vegas once I became sick and the only place to go was a porta potty, I ran in with the runs, and as I was undoing my pants I heard a cell phone ringing, There it was someone's cell phone on top of an apparently clean pile of TP down in the hole.. all I could say was, "sorry dude, you'll not want that phone back when I'm done"
i have had cellphones die on me. i could not retrieve the info. i do try to remember to transfer pictures and such from it to the computer at every opportunity, even though apart from what comes through the camera stuff gets transferred from the computer to the phone more often. i have the ringtones on the computer, or at least i hope i do, so i can reuse those on a new phone. samsung or google saves my contacts so i don't have to replace those from phone to phone as long as i keep using their services, which i like and thus intend to do. it's good to be mindful about not losing the phone but it's also good to be mindful about backing up your data!