How to take back up before update OS X in Mac [Yosemite]

Take backup from Mac is very easy task for Mac users. But for the new Mac user might be difficult that how to take back up before update OS X in Mac, Recently Apple released new Mac OS X update for your Mac device, that’s running on maverick OS X. You can’t update your Old Mac OS with new Yosemite. Before that you have to check it, you have Yosemite compatible device or not.

Note: Back up process will take back up of your photos, Documents, Software, Music, Settings on auto backup or manual backup process as well.

this is guide for Take back up before update OS X in Mac
Take back up in your Mac


Mac configuration: How to Check System Configuration in Mac: Yosemite.

Devices those are compatible with new Mac OS X, Yosemite   

  • iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009 or later), (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008),
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2007 or later), (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later),
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)

Here are many alternative ways to update your Mac device with Yosemite like, Time machine, Time capsule, iCloud, Burn folder for CD and DVD, External hard disk or other hard disk fragment.

Note: Time Machine is the best/ Easiest ways among OS X backup alternative.

Step for Take back up before update OS X in Mac using Time machine

Step 1

From the menu bar of Mac screen, Tap on Time Machine icon, from there you can see last backup details and more.

Step 2

Now Select “Back Up now” option.

Time machine icon on Mac menu
Time Machine icon on menu

Step 3

Now your job is done, take a rest that time will depends on how many updates on your Mac files (Document) and Folders.

For Take back up before update OS X in Mac with Time machine

As a plus point, Time machine is giving two different options to take back up before update OS X in Mac.

Before update with new OS X Yosemite take backup instantly using this option available in Time machine. This option is also useful, when on your Mac Menu bar you can’t find Time machine icon.

Note: From the finder view, you can easily find Time machine. Right click on Time machine icon and Tap Show on Desktop option.

Step 1

Now you have Time Machine icon on Mac desktop, Right click on it.

Step 2

Tap on “Back up now”.

Time Machine icon on your Mac desktop
Desktop Time Machine

Mac tips: How to change screenshot default saved path in Mac OS x: Mavericks, Yosemite.

You can use any of above methods as of your convenient way. For more alternatives of Take back up before update OS X in Mac device over here by apple. And give reply which is best way for you in below comment box.

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