How To: Prepare For New Devices Tech Tips • January 22, 2020 If you add new devices to your home, here are a few things to consider: Out with the old. Make sure to backup important files, images and contacts before switching devices. Whether you decide to recycle or sell your old devices, make sure you wipe the hard drive clean. Simply deleting files isn’t enough. In addition, clean up your list of devices and remove any old connections.In with the new. Take time to setup anti-virus, firewall protection and other security applications on your new devices. If you’re hooking up a new Smart TV, manage the connection settings so it’s not always on and consuming bandwidth even when you’re not streaming. Also, for new devices, make sure you submit any timely warranty paperwork. Need help determining if you have the bandwidth for all of your devices? Contact us at 541-5000.