While recalls of laptops, phones and computers are quite rare, they aren’t unheard of. Some devices will experience issues with their batteries that can lead to overheating or explosions. Others might have critical data breaches that leak your information. In either case, you’ll need to make sure you have cloud backups of your data.

When most of your important files and data are stored locally on your computer, it only takes one false move to wipe them out. A hard drive is only as secure as the computer it’s stored in. As such, you want to make sure your house is in order and your information is backed up.

Whether it’s a tech failure that leads to a major recall, or something like a house fire or burglary, you’ll be glad that you’ve got a backup if you lose your device. Photos, files, important info: it can all be stored in the cloud and accessed later.