“Back to My Mac” feature will be retired from all versions of macOS [atualizado]

“Back to My Mac” feature will be retired from all versions of macOS [atualizado]

The resource “Back to My Mac” («Back to My Mac») – which allowed remote access to another Apple computer so you could pick up files, make edits or perform transfers – was discontinued in the launch of macOS Mojave. Those who are still using an older version of the desktop operating system, however, still have access to the feature. But that will change.


From day July 1, 2019, “Back to My Mac” will be removed from * all * versions of macOS – at least that’s what a company support article updated this week reported. That is, if you were still using an old version of macOS just because of this feature, now you can at least upgrade.

To the orphans of the resource, Apple itself recommended three possible alternatives – although, in my opinion, none come close to the old solution – for those who want to access their files remotely.

The first tip is iCloud Drive, uploading your files to Apple’s cloud platform; this way, remote access to another machine is not necessary, as all documents are always at hand wherever you are. We have a tutorial on how to set up iCloud Drive on your Mac (s).

The second tip is to use the Screen Sharing feature, available in System Preferences (Apple itself has a tutorial for configuring the tool).

Apple Remote Desktop app icon

Finally, we have the (abandoned?) Apple Remote Desktop, an application that the company sells on the Mac App Store for complete access and remote control of a Mac – not to mention, of course, with third-party solutions like TeamViewer and LogMeIn.

via MacRumors

Update, for Rafael Fischmann 07/02/2019 at 10:24

As predicted, since yesterday “Back to My Mac” has been removed / disabled remotely by Apple from all versions of macOS. He wasn’t even present at Catalina’s first betas, of course.


via AppleInsider