How to enable back to my mac icloud

Learn how to set up and use screen sharing.


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If you have more than one Mac, Apple Remote Desktop also lets you run apps and work with files that are on your other Mac, even if you're in another location. So if you want to use an app that's only on your other Mac, you can. Learn how to use Apple Remote Desktop.

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Access files across your devices with iCloud Drive When you turn on iCloud Drive, your files automatically upload to iCloud, where they're safely stored and available on all of your devices. Access your other Mac with screen sharing If you have multiple Macs, screen sharing lets you use one Mac to view and control your other Mac remotely. Open a new Finder window on your second Mac and your home machine will appear in the sidebar's Shared subsection. Click your home Mac, followed by the Connect As Select Using an Apple ID as the connection method and, if you have more than one Apple ID on your machine, select the appropriate one from the drop-down menu and click connect to access the files on your remote Mac.

Alternatively, if you want to control your computer from your mobile MacBook, select it in the sidebar and click Share Screen After a few seconds of negotiating the connection your remote Mac's display will be replicated in a window on your local machine.

By default this is intelligently scaled to fit your local display if it's larger than your current resolution. This can be disabled from the View menu, at which point the remote display will scroll within the local window. It's also worthwhile enabling the screen toolbar, which allows you to copy the remote clipboard to your local machine, and vice-versa.

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iCloud: How to setup Back to My Mac

If your remotely sited devices are correctly setup as above then they should appear as compatible devices in the Utility. However, if you want to share screens for example to help troubleshoot a problem use this guide. There are security considerations when using a service like this, so be sure you employ strong — and different -- passwords at every stage of the process, unless you want your Mac at home to become an open book. Specifically this means ensuring your Apple ID, User, AirPort and Time Capsule all use different passwords from each other and that you choose alphanumeric passwords that also use grammatical and other special symbols for best results.

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