Time Machine: it's always been there and you've probably always used it. But what you may not have known is that you can tweak things around on your Mac to make the ubiquitous backup app a little more powerful. Here are 10 tips to help you rev up Time Machine.
Even if you have Time Machine switched off, you can use it to back up using the menu-bar icon. Click the icon, then click Back Up Now to perform a manual backup. However, it’s best to enable Time Machine’s automatic backups. To set this up, go to Time Machine > System Preferences and switch Time Machine’s status to On. It will now automatically maintain backups of your content every hour for one day, every day for a month, and weekly beyond that.