At the end of last week we commented on the first details of macOS 10.15 that came to light thanks to a leak that had been accessed by analyst Guilherme Rambo. As a result of writing that post I had a question about an interesting novelty that should incorporate macOS or at least Apple should be considered. It concerns the way in which backups can be made on Macs.
If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you probably know how to back up to iOS. It’s done in a really easy way and doesn’t even require any action since, although it can be done manually, it’s done automatically every time the device is plugged in and connected to a WiFi network. This copy is uploaded to iCloud and includes all the data related to your device, whether it’s files or applications.
On the other hand, on macOS we don’t have an automatic backup for our files and all the parameters with which we have configured the Mac. Making a copy like iOS requires an external hard drive or the use of third-party applications , which do not guarantee a complete backup.
It’s true that there is a way to save the files on our desktop in iCloud Drive so that as we add, modify and remove items it updates in the cloud. However it is a ‘half’ copy so to speak, as we will only keep the files but not the settings saved on our computer and we won’t even be able to restore the operating system based on that copy of files .
Searching in various forums related to Apple I have concluded that there are many users who have observed this lack in macOS. Therefore I think it would be very interesting that in the next version of macOS, or in its future updates, we could have the possibility to make full backups of our computer and be saved in iCloud . I personally find it a bit absurd to have 2 TB in iCloud Drive and not be able to use part of that space to store a backup.
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In any case we will have to wait for the next WWDC , which will start on June 3rd and that, among others, we will know in depth the new macOS 10.15 that will arrive officially in September. Until then it will be time to reflect on improvements that we would like to see and keep the hope that Apple could make them a reality.
What do you think? Do you think Apple will have thought of implementing something like what I’m talking about in this post? Will we see it someday? Leave your impressions in the comment box.