HTC is pulling the plug on HTCSense.com, the website created to give users access to backups and the ability to locate devices remote wipe sensitive data in the event of theft or loss.
The site will go offline indefinitely on April 30th pending “renovation” to overhaul services. Customers have been advised to download their backup files before the cut off date to avoid losing anything important.
HTC stated in blog post: “Until the new services are ready, features previously available on HTCSense.com will be shutting down. If you have been using HTCSense.com to sync your Contacts, Messages, Footprints or Call History, you can download your data through April 30, 2012. After April 30, your data will no longer be accessible and will be deleted.”
It’s unclear why the site cannot continue to operate while HTC works on whatever these “new services” are, but it appears users have no choice but to wait and find out.
Fortunately, the phone-maker offers customers free Dropbox storage – 5GB as standard and 25GB for owners of the new One X – which should be sufficient to backup documents and multimedia in the meantime.
As soon as we know more about the new services, you’ll be among the first to know. So keep ‘em peeled.