How to Backup Mac to iCloud to Secure data and files

How to backup mac to icloud in order to secure your data and files is really east step wise task and after that you can backup Mac to an external hard drive and/or Apple’s cloud-based storage service, iCloud.

There are two ways of doing it in a perfect manner :-

  • Using Time Machine
  • Backing up to iCloud

Using Time Machine

Connect Mac to external hard drive.Connect the drive to computer using the cable provided usually USB, Lightning or eSATA, Ensure the hard drive is formatted.
Press on Apple menu.It is placed in the upper-left corner of the screen.
Tap System Preferences.It is placed in the second section of the drop-down menu.
Press Time Machine.It is placed near the bottom-center of the window. Ensure Time Machine switch is set to “On” position for older ones.
Tap Select Backup DiskIt is placed in the right pane of the dialog box.
Tap diskSelect the connected external hard drive on Mac.
Press Use DiskIt is placed in the lower-right corner of the dialog box.
Tap Back Up To back up at regular intervals.
Check Show TimeMachineTo create a shortcut in the menu bar for backup status and Time Machine preferences.
Press Options It is placed in the lower-right corner of the window.
Tap Back upTo allow Time Machine backups when Mac is not plugged and is on battery power.

Backing up to iCloud

Tap Apple menu.It’s the icon in the upper-left corner of the screen.
Tap System PreferencesPlaced in the second section of drop-down menu.
Press on iCloud.It is placed on the left side of the window.
When Not automatically logged in, enter Apple ID and password.
Check box next to iCloud Drive.It is placed at the top of the right pane to store files and documents in iCloud.
Choose iCloud Drive in any “Save” dialog box. Drag files to iCloud Drive in the left pane of Finder window.
Select permission to access iCloud Drive by pressing on the Options button next to iCloud Drive.
Select types of data to store.Check boxes below “iCloud Drive”.
Check PhotosTo back up & access Photos on iCloud.
Check MailTo sync & store email messages on iCloud.
Check ContactTo keep a copy of contacts on iCloud.
Tap CalendarTo keep a copy of calendars on iCloud.
Tap ReminderTo keep a copy of reminders on iCloud.
Tap SafariTo keep a backup of Safari browsing data on iCloud.
Tap NotesTo keep a copy of notes on iCloud.
Tap Key ChainTo share an encrypted copy of passwords and payment data across the devices signed in with Apple ID.

After following the above mentioned steps, you will be able to get the backup of Mac to iCloud.


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