Apple kills Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

Apple today began notifying Mac users of the discontinuation of Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave with a Notification which leads to an Apple support ppage which explains the changes thusly:

Prepare for changes to Back to My Mac
Learn how to transition to iCloud Drive, screen sharing, and Apple Remote Desktop.

Back to My Mac will not be available on macOS Mojave. You can get ready now by learning about alternatives for file access, screen sharing, and remote desktop access.

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. Turn on the Desktop and Documents Folders option in iCloud Drive to store them in iCloud too. Now you have access to all of your files, on all devices, any time.

Learn how to set up iCloud Drive and add desktop files, or get more help with iCloud Drive.

You start with 5GB of free iCloud storage and can upgrade any time from any device. iCloud Drive has an individual file size limit of 50GB.

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. This means you can open, move, and close files and windows, and use apps — even if you’re in another location — so you can always get what you need. Learn how to set up and use screen sharing.

Manage your Mac remotely with Apple Remote Desktop

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 run an app that’s only on your other Mac, you can. Learn more about how to use Apple Remote Desktop.

Source: Apple Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: As expected when Back to My Mac was absent from macOS Mojave developer betas.

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  1. I prefer local control of all my files going back decades.

    50GB iCloud limit?!? That is not big enough to backup an iPhone and forget your Macs. I have more data than that in movies, music and photos.

    Tim Cook, no common sense and restricting Apple users day after day …

  2. This feature was always unreliable in my experience. I haven’t used it since Leopard.

    Luckily, a host of options remain, such as VPN tools and the likes of TeamViewer etc that even work behind corporate and CG-NAT networks.

  3. I have an iMac, MacBook Pro and Airport so you’d think BTMM would have no issues.

    It hasn’t worked in years. Even at houses or businesses that also used Airports it didn’t work.

    But since it was designed for Macs, who at Apple cares…?

    1. To the obvious POS that has nothing better to do than repeatedly down-vote anything from people you are scared to death of…get a life or learn to make an argument like an adult (if you ever become one).

  4. If you need remote screensharing buy Remotix for iOS and MacOS. You will thank me for this recommendation. I have remote friends and relatives who frequently need help with their Macs. I have them install the free Remotix Agent on their Macs. No other configuration is necessary on their end. I quickly connect to the remote screen and observe or control remotely. I use it all the time. Far superior to BRMM.

  5. TeamViewer has worked free and flawlessly for me for years. I highly recommend it!!! BTMM rarely worked for me even on all Apple Airport networks. TeamViewer has NEVER failed me when I’m be needed to provide support to family and friends.

  6. I just installed Screens 4. Wow! It’s easy to use, does everything BTMM did, and is reliable over local networks and the internet. It’s worth every penny for its power and simplicity.

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