These Photo Management Tips are brought to you by Lyvehome.
Toddlers are a busy bunch. Always touching, always grabbing, always exploring. If your toddler is anything like mine, they get into EVERYTHING and might even have a special love for your phone! I know mine does. She loves to press buttons, make pretend calls, take pictures, and just explore. Problem is… this leaves all my precious memories vulnerable to a the hands of a toddler.
Stop! No! Wait! Don’t…
Do these phrases sound familiar? In our house, they are common phrases when our little one goes after our phones. The thing is, phones these days aren’t cheap and they hold more than just phone numbers. If you are like me, you use your phone to capture important memories while you are on the go so you don’t miss a moment. But what happens when something happens to your phone?
Unfortunately, you can’t predict when your toddler might do something that means all your photos are lost forever. I thought it might be fun to write up what toddlers think a phone is for (all in good fun, of course).
Okay, Okay… in all seriousness, today we use our phones to capture so many important moments and ,well, life happens. Phones fail, they get dropped, or worse… they fall in toilets. Are you prepared right now to lose what’s on your phone? Do you have everything backed up and safe?
I know I didn’t. My photos were not protected. At least, not until I got my new Lyve Home, that is!
I have always been known for the amount of photos I take, from the time I was in high school to current day. I love taking photographs and capturing important memories. However, nothing makes my get wrench more than when I get that sinking feeling that I have lost all my photos or misplaced the thumb drives they were on. In the day of digital images, photos are so much easier to “lose”, especially when you add a toddler to your busy family dynamics.
Let’s be honest, our photos are our memories! I know the older I get, the more I need the visual reminder of the photos I took during an important life event, or to remember those small details in life that otherwise would pass us by. The last thing I want is for my memories to fade away, without a trace!
5 Tips to Toddler Proof Your Memories
Auto-sync | With the Lyve App, I can snap away anytime I want and know that my images will auto-sync and be safe and sound back at home on my mantel with my Lyve Home device. So just in case the phone hits the ground while I’m on vacation or out about the town, my memories are safe at home.
Back Up, Back Up, Back Up | I can’t say this enough. My techie husband strongly believes in backing up anything important 3 times in 3 different places. Now that I have my Lyve Home, I can automatically back up my memories until I get the chance to do the rule of threes (because we all know how busy life is with a toddler).
Use Old Phones | Once you are done with an old phone or get ready for an upgrade, keep that old one for your little toddler to use. When they go to reach for your new phone with all your newest memories, you can substitute for a phone that still lights up, makes noises, and reacts in all the same ways. The only difference is that your memories stay safe and protected.
Cases | I’ve never been a huge lover of cases, but with little fingers reaching for my phone all moments of the day, it has become imperative! A $10 purchase can save you the $300 it might cost to get your LCD replaced. I mean, not that I would know how much that would cost or anything.
Don’t Let Busy Get in the Way | This last tip is more about capturing your memories more than anything. Don’t let the busy life of having a toddler keep you from capturing the joy and laughter of this time in your busy family’s life. Take your phone with you, snap that picture, and know that it is safe and protected at home.
Toddler Proof Your Memories with Lyve
Lyve is the complete solution for collecting, protecting, and rediscovering your personal photos and videos. Before we get to the awesome giveaway, I’d like to tell you a tad more about this amazing tool for photo management!
Keep on capturing your favorite moments knowing your photos and videos are automatically protected on your LyveHome from wherever you are.
Lyve allows you to have one view of your collection, even photos and videos posted on Facebook, or those kept in cloud storage services like Dropbox or GDrive, regardless of the space you have available on your mobile device. You can easily find the memory you’re looking for, sorted within the Lyve app by date.
Your collection can be brought together, regardless of where it was originally saved. Use the USB port or SD card slot to import all of your old memories stored on old phones, external hard drives, flash drives, memory cards, GoPro, smart cameras and more.
Imagine having hundreds of thousands of memories viewable on any size Android or iOS device. I have successfully loaded over 36,000 images. Yes! You read that number correctly!
Life doesn’t stop just because your memory card is full. With Lyve, you’ve got plenty of space for all those times you want to remember, at home or on the go. Your first marathon, baby’s first steps, summer days at the park…you focus on capturing and let Lyve focus on keeping your photos & videos safe, sorted and always accessible. You’ll always have a reminder of years past while continue to experience and capture your life story each day.
I could probably chat all day about how much I am loving my new toddler proof photo management. In fact, this little white box is so much more than I have even began to touch on. I have had a blast loading my images from all my devices and seeing memories that I forgot were captures. I want you to get a chance to go down memory lane while protecting all your new memories!
How to enter:
1. Hop over to Lyve Home’s site.
2. Watch the inspiring video, check out all the cool features, and explore what Lyve Home is capable of.
3. Hop back over here, and comment on how Lyve Home can help you protect your memories and which feature you find to be the coolest!
One lucky winner will win a complete LyveHome device so they can protect their memories! Valid only in the U.S. Entries must be received by August 28th, 2014.
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