Over the years we have seen technology advance so much from computers, mobile phone and now to wearable technology and internet of the things devices. Wearable devices are currently over-flooding the technology industry, and they have a variety of uses. Some of their applications include storing our files such as photos, music, videos and relevant documents. However, they are prone to data loss since we are with them in almost every place we go. Some of the reasons that could lead to data loss in these devices include:
- Sharing your wearable device’s memory card with other devices such as phones, and cameras, hence corrupting the data.
- Virus attack on your stored data
- Damage to your wearable device
- Mistakenly deleting files on your device
- Losing your gadget
- Accidentally overwriting your files
It is therefore essential to learn how to recover data from wearable technology. Below are some ways that may help you retrieve your data.
Check for back up
Many wearable technology devices such as phones offer the option of backing up your file in a cloud storage service. The first step is to check if by any chance you backed up your files. If you did not back up the data, identify the problem with your device and move to the next steps.
Data recovery software
If the data was lost by accidentally deleting your files or formatting due to virus attack, data recovery software is applicable in such cases. You need to download data recovery software and connect your wearable device to your computer before running the software to recover your files. Also, in cases of a bad logical sector where some data cannot be read or retrieved, the software repairs these problems.
Data recovery experts perform some complicated steps to recover data from stolen or physically damaged devices. Some of these steps include replacing and reprogramming the Printed Circuit Board and transferring its drive-specific adaptation information. In severe cases, the specialist will use data carving technique, which is a method of recovering damaged files utilizing the knowledge of their parts. Apart from using the knowledge of the files, experts also use specialized software, and in some cases, they can recover the data remotely.
Although there is a theory that overwritten data is also recoverable through use of a magnetic force microscope, there is no example of a successful such recovery procedure. Therefore, it is good to note that some data are utterly irretrievable as at now. It is vital to avoid losing your wearable technology data by:
- Having a reliable back up for your files
- Synchronizing your data with the available cloud storage service in your device
- Taking precaution before deleting any file and avoid deletion of files that you do not know