Showing posts with label OS X 10.11.5. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OS X 10.11.5. Show all posts

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How to Remove a Disk from Time Machine on Mac

Time Machine in Mac OS X All Mac users should have regular automatic backups setup with Time Machine, it’s easy to use and ensures that your personal data and entire Mac is recoverable in the event something goes wrong with the computer. Some people go even further and setup redundant Time Machine backups with multiple disks for added data protection. But sometimes you may decide a particular disk drive is no longer needed by Time Machine, and thus you’d like to remove that particular drive from the backup process without disabling all other Time Machine backups. This can be easily done, and all it does is stop backing up to the particular drive in question, it does not turn off Time Machine to other volumes, and it does not delete any of the backups on the removed drive.

Deleting a Hard Drive from Time Machine Backup to Stop Backups to That Drive from a Mac

Note that you do not need to have the drive connected to the Mac to remove it from Time Machine, this process is the same in all versions of OS X:
  1. Pull down the  Apple menu and choose ‘System Preferences’
  2. Go to the Time Machine system preference panel, then scroll down in the drive list to find “Add or Remove Backup Disk” and click that
  3. Click to remove a Time Machine drive
  4. Select the hard drive, disk, or backup volume that you want to remove from Time Machine backups, then click on “Remove Disk”
  5. Select the drive to remove from Time Machine backups
  6. Confirm that you want to remove the drive from Time Machine and stop backing up to the disk in question
  7. Confirm to remove the drive and stop backups to that particular volume from Time Machine
  8. Exit out of System Preferences when finished
The removed drive will no longer be part of the Time Machine backup chain, meaning when it’s connected to the Mac it will no longer trigger the automatic backup process. Additionally, manually started Time Machine backups will also no longer go to the removed drive when it is connected.
Again, this does not delete any of the data from the Time Machine drive, it simply stops backing up to the drive that has been removed. This also does not turn off Time Machine.
If you want to, you can remove the actual Time Machine backup files from the drive in question yourself, or even format the drive to be Mac compatible and wipe it completely clean of any other data. There’s also nothing wrong with leaving the files there if you think you’ll need it again down the road or refer to them in the future.
Regardless, you’ll want to be sure you have some form of backup going to Time Machine or to another service, never let your Mac or iOS devices go without backups!

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

How to Set selected Photos or Photo Library as Screen Saver on Mac

Like Windows, MacBooks and iMacs also come with Screen Saver feature. You can choose to set any available Screen Saver or can download from some new one from internet. We have already discussed about Apple Watch Screen Saver and Apple TV Screen Saver that can be downloaded and used on Mac. Today we will tell you how you can set a number of selected Images or the whole Photo Library as screen saver.

How to Set Selected Images or Photo Library as Screen Saver on Mac

Launch System Preferences on Mac (Click Apple Logo and Select System Preferences)

System Preferences

Click Desktop & Screen Saver

Screen saver option

Select any Screen Saver that displays photos as Screen Saver, depending on what style you like the most. Now Click on Source option

Screen Saver Settings

You can click Photo Library, and choose to set your Mac’s Photo Library as Screen Saver, Or

You can create a new folder in Finder, and Paste some selected photos there. Then come back to Screen Saver option, and select Choose Folder option, then select the folder where you put the Photos

Finally, define the Screen Saver Start Time. In the screenshot above, Screen Saver will be served after 20 minutes if I am not using Mac. You can define your own preferred time

You can download HD Wallpapers here to use as Screen Saver

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

First Betas of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5, WatchOS 2.2.1, tvOS 9.2.1 Available for Testing

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta  and iOS 9.3.2 beta
Apple has released a series of beta builds for system software, including iOS 9.3.2 beta 1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, OS X 10.11.5 beta 1 for Mac, WatchOS 2.2.1 beta 1 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 9.2.1 beta 1 for Apple TV. The point release beta updates are primarily focused on bug fixes and feature enhancements.
The current beta builds are available for developer testing, but will likely be released in the public beta programs shortly. Anyone can choose to participate in the public beta testing programs offered by Apple, but due to the less stable nature of beta software releases it’s generally only recommended for secondary hardware or advanced users who don’t mind the buggier beta experience.
iOS 9.3.2 beta, which arrives as build 13F51a, is available now for any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices that are compatible with prior iOS 9 builds. The beta update is available now for users who are participating in the developer beta testing program through the Software Update mechanism on their devices, or through the Apple Developer Center.
iOS 9.3.2 beta 1
A first beta of OS X 10.11.5 for Macs arrives as build 15F18b and includes focuses on bug fixes and improvements to El Capitan. Mac users in the beta testing program can find the download through the App Store or through the OS X Developer Center on
OS X 10.11.5 beta 1
tvOS 9.2.1 arrives as build 13Y5752a and is compatible with Apple TV 4th generation (the latest model) only.
WatchOS 2.2.1 beta 1 for Apple Watch, and is also expected to include bug fixes, is available now as well.
The latest stable builds of system software for Apple hardware include iOS 9.3.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touchOS X 10.11.4 for MacWatchOS 2.2 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 9.2 for Apple TV.

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