Concerns about Online Functionality

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by beebarb, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. beebarb, Jun 13, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2016

    beebarb macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2015
    The preview page outlines something called 'Optimised Storage', on one part it seems like a good idea, but one part also has me concerned.

    "Storage space maxed out? No problem. macOS Sierra can help make more room by automatically storing rarely used files in the cloud and keeping them available on demand."


    In part because they are MY FILES, and in part because I also have a horrible internet connection that cannot handle the requisite sync load.

    Also, 'Your Desktop and Documents folder. Accessible on all your devices.'
    Disabling this immediately due to both the same points.

    Other than these two problem 'features' macOS Sierra looks like it'll be an improvement.
    Siri looks like it won't be in the way, so I'll take a wait and see approach with that.

    Plus, the name change was a long time coming, 10.10 and 10.11 made no sense being called 'OS X' to me.
  2. !!! macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2013
    That feature will be disabled by default. You can check in the iCloud settings panel.
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    This cannot possibly go wrong. /s

    My iCloud is messed up and I’m not even using it except on my iPhone for game saves in iCloud Drive. It’s been saying for months that I only have 200 MB left, even though the space usage list amounts to less than a MB. No way I am going to let Apple near my files like this.
  4. Samuel Bradshaw macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2014
    How does this storing and syncing via iCloud affect storage space? For those of us with the standard, basic iCloud, will it still back up and sync all of our files?

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