Best Alternate Ways To Take Backup Of Your Mac

🗓️ July 17, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

If you are not convenient to take your Mac OS X backup, then all the alternate Mac OS X backup ways are more useful explained in this tutorial: Alternate Mac OS X backup ways in Mac machine. You can choose any of them; hence, if you have no internet connection, you can use one of three offline ways to take the old OS X backup. Otherwise, you can use the iCloud service to take backups online. All the Alternate Mac OS X backup ways take your Photos, Documents, Files, Settings, and Music.

Note: Before upgrading your old OS X with the newly released Mac OS X, you must take a backup before losing data from your Mac machine.

Here are The Best Alternate back of My MacOS  ways

1. Time machine (Offline)

Are you offline? Time machine is the best option for all Alternate Mac OS X backup ways.

Go to the (Watch icon in your Mac menu bar) Time machine > Back up Now. (Read full guide: Start Time Machine Backup on Mac)

A process will take time, depending on how much data your Mac saves. We recommend using SSD External Storage Drive for Time Machine Backup.

2. Time Capsule (Offline)

Tap on Apple Menu > System Settings/System Preference.

Inside the system preference, tap on View > Time machine

Turn on the Time machine if it is off.

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Then select Airport Time capsule for the backup path where you want to save.

A new popup will appear on your desktop; enter the correct password for your Time capsule.

3. iCloud (Online)

iCloud is a very lengthy process in Alternate Mac OS X backup ways, But it’s very secure. You can store your backup file directly in your iCloud account.  For all the Mac apps like Colander, Contacts, Document, iTunes apps, Photos, Mail, and Reminders, go with particular apps in your Mac and export your backup with iCloud.

For Cloud backup, we have cheap Cloud Backup plans for Mac; explore the Best Online Cloud Backup Services.

Here are the official ways Apple gives the option to take back up from all the apps in your iCloud account. Click here to proceed with this option.

4. CDs and DVDs

This option helps to make your data directly in your CD and DVD, without any third party burn software. Collect your backup file into one folder.


1→ Tap on your desktop or inside drive, where you want to make this burn folder.

2→ Choose file > New Burn Folder (Give meaning full name)

3→ Drag your backup data folder in the newly created burn folder.

4→ Now, you have to transfer all the data in blank CDs or DVDs directly. Using below steps


1→ Open the Burn folder, then tap on the Burn option.

2→ Insert a blank disk and proceed with the guide coming to your Mac screen.

Via apple

5. Disk – External hard disk

In this option, you must collect all the files into one folder and copy that to the external hard drive.

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Note: Ensure the folder is compressed before transferring data to an external hard drive. For that, choose file > Compress

Mac shortcut: Useful shortcuts for Mac.

All the Alternate Mac OS X backup ways are very useful, don’t miss to share which is best in your case from the below comment box. For more updates on Max tips and how to guide, connect with us!!

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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