Backup your Mac before you update to macOS Ventura using Time Machine

Time Machine lets you take a backup of your Mac, when turned on it automatically takes a backup of your personal data, including apps, music, photos, email, and documents. This is something that is really helpful to be sure that you do not lose any of your important data by accident or overwriting.

Apple Support handle on Twitter tweeted about making sure to take up a backup of your important files and projects before you update to macOS Ventura which will be released today, 24th October 2022.

How to take a backup of Mac using Time Machine

Select Time Machine under System Preferences
  • Make sure you have an external storage device connected to your Mac (like an SSD Harddisk)
  • Go to Apple menu , select System Preferences...,
  • Select Time Machine,
  • Click on "Select Backup Disk..." and choose the external disk connected,
  • Optional: You can also encrypt your backup by selecting "Encrypt Backups" and setting a password
  • Select Use Disk
  • The backup will start and would take some time to complete (hours depending upon the number of files you have its size)
  • You will see a notification "Backup complete - Time Machine has finished backup to your backup drive"

If you already have a backup external device setup, connect it to your Mac and click on Back Up Now on the Time Machine icon on your Apple Menu bar.

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