Time Machine

Discussion in 'iMac' started by steve am, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. steve am macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2014
    Morning all
    ive not had my iMac that long (about 3 weeks) i clicked on the time machine icon for the first time this morning.i get 3 options Time machine not configured is grey

    when i go to the last option (open time machine preferences)

    i see time machine is turned off.

    Should this be turned on? what could happen if this is not turned on?

    i hope you can pardon my lack of computer Know how.

    thanks again
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Time Machine is Apple's backup software. You'll need a destination, i.e., external drive to select but having a backup is a must.
  3. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    Agree with above. Get yourself an external hard drive, plug it in, turn on time machine and forget about it. Time machine will back everything up in the background so you never have to worry about it.

    It's very important to have a backup of your computer.

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