If you’re like me, the thought of backing up only crosses my mind after it’s too late. A few months ago my wife almost lost a lot of photos, taken with her smart phone. The removable memory card on her Droid Incredible received a disconnection error and only after a number of attempts where we finally able to get it mounted again and gain access for recovery. Lesson learned, it’s important to back up early and often, thankfully there are options to do backups immediately and store them safely in the cloud.
Speaking of which, if you needed an iPhone repair before you lost all the photos, do so immediately and without any delay or you might end up losing your precious moments.