HTC Corporation has announced that it is planning to shut down its HTCSense.com cloud backup service by the end of April, for renovation purposes. The service will be re-launched later in the year.
The Taiwanese smartphone and tablet maker has put up a notice on the website stating that users may download their complete account information from the site in the form of a zip file.
The website HTCSense.com had been launched by HTC Corporation in September last year. HTC smartphone users can register and backup their mobile data over a mobile data connection. The website also allows users to remotely locate their device and wipe their entire data in the event that their phone gets lost or stolen.
In case you own a HTC smartphone and have an account in the site, you are required to log in to the site and click on the ‘Download’ button in the Account Overview section so as to download all your messages, contacts, call history and photos from the site in a zip file.
HTC is looking to renovate and improve the service so as to build a better user-experience. HTC had bought Dashwire in August 2011, a technology company that is engaged in creating experiences through the mobile platforms in order to backup data from mobile phones and then upload the data to cloud servers. The Dashwire platform is simple and user-friendly and comes in handy in transferring data between different HTC devices. HTC will use Dashwire’s device setup and cloud sync products for the purpose of expanding the website’s cloud services.