HTC to erase user data from its cloud storage service

27 March 2012 by
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HTC has informed users of the remote backup service that all personal data must be downloaded within April 30 when everything will be deleted to shut down

HTC's free cloud storage solution for owners of HTC handsets has been a nice value added service for those owning a HTC smartphone. has been used for synchronization of Contacts, Messages, Footprints and Call History. The data stored on the server will be deleted on April 30th. User will be able to download all their personal data in a large zip-file by visiting the web site.

According to HTC, a new better service will be launched sometime later. We do not know what the new service will bring, but it quite strange that the existing user data not can be ported to the new service. HTC recommends users that needs backup- and location services to visit Google Play to find a suitable app for those needs.

A couple of years ago, Sony Ericsson did something similar when they informed its users that its own backup and sync service was taken down, and users were advised to start using Google Sync instead. Those of you using these cloud services should be aware that terms and conditions can and will change over time, and it is probably a good idea to have a copy of your contacts and other important data located on at least two places. 


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