Before I knew about backup to cloud (if it even was an option on early iPhones), I lost everything when my phone died. All my photos, texts, contacts were lost other than what I manually had saved (back then I did a backup on the computer but only occasionally). I had a skeleton amount of backed up information but lost the most recent items. Still, it was better to have some information.
If you let a scam virus in, someone can take over your phone. You might lose your phone or have it stolen. Then you are at their mercy of what they take off or what they let you get back. There are so many things that can happen. Make sure to activate the “Find Phone” feature in the iPhone or other type phone. If someone gets hold of it – kill the phone immediately and be sure your information is in the cloud to access back when you replace the phone or log onto iCloud on the computer.
Sometimes the phone might start acting up – it might be corrupted by some hardware issue or a virus you may have let in. It may even die soon. At that point you don’t know if anything is being saved. You might have tried to take a photo, but nothing happened. You might be texting one person and it ended up delivered to another person. The phone may be extremely slow and take a long time to do anything. When it starts being unreliable then it’s time to talk to a technician or replace the phone. Before you give up your phone, back it up – so back it up before you go to the phone store.
Always think of backing up your phone, so you don’t lose your most recent photos, contacts, texts and such. PR