How to Back Up Your Mac Using Time Machine

Time Machine is a built-in program on the Mac that lets you back up all of your files - every hour - automatically

1k Views 42 Likes
How to Back Up Your Mac Using Time Machine
4 Steps
Supplies
Embed
1
All you need is an external hard drive. As a rule of thumb, you want at least the same capacity as your internal hard drive. Ex. If you have a 500GB internal, use a 500 external.

All you need is an external hard drive. As a rule of thumb, you want at least the same capacity as your internal hard drive. Ex. If you have a 500GB internal, use a 500 external.

2
Open system preferences

Open system preferences

Recommended For You
3
Turn time machine on. It will ask you where to back up - be sure to select the correct disk

Turn time machine on. It will ask you where to back up - be sure to select the correct disk

4

That's it! As long as you have it plugged in it will back up every hour. If anything happens to your files or your computer, you will have a copy.

keyboard shortcuts:     previous step     next step
Comments
0 COMMENTS
View More Comments