How to Turn off Time Machine on macOS Ventura

Released in October 2022, macOS Ventura is the latest operating system update for Apple computers. It comes with many new features, improvements, and several noteworthy changes. If you have been using Apple computers for quite some time now, you may be already familiar with the Time Machine feature. You can’t access macOS Ventura directly from the Settings menu. Apple has not stated any reasons for this action.

Not all Apple users are a fan of the Time Machine feature. Those who don’t want to use it are having difficulties disabling it. If you are also in a similar situation, don’t worry. In this guide, I will use several methods to turn Time Machine off in macOS Ventura.

How to Turn off Time Machine on macOS Ventura

How to Turn off Time Machine on macOS Ventura: 3 Methods

All tech specialists recommend taking a regular backup of your device to avoid any unforeseen situations where you can’t do anything to get the old data. This is what the Time Machine feature does on Apple computers. With this feature, you can easily back up and restore your Mac.

Though you can’t access Time Machine directly from the Settings menu, many easy ways exist to get the job done. Here I’ll be sharing 3 ways to turn off Time Machine on your Apple computer running macOS Ventura. So, without further ado, let’s begin with the first method.

Method 1: Change Backup Interval

  1. On your macOS Ventura, go to System Settings.
  2. Select General from the left-side menu.
  3. Tap on the Options button and change the Backup Interval to Manual.

By setting the Backup Interval to Manual, you can turn off Time Machine on your Apple computer running macOS Ventura.

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Method 2: Using Control Center

  1. Open System Settings on your Mac.
  2. Select Control Center from the left-side menu.
  3. Click the drop-down next to Time Machine and select the Show in Menu Bar option.

When you select the Show in Menu Bar option, the Time Machine will display in the top-right corner. Tap on the icon and easily turn off Time Machine on your Mac.

Method 3: Using Terminal

The above solution should be enough for anyone to turn off Time Machine on macOS Ventura. However, in case if you find difficulties with using the first two methods, you can go ahead with this method and get the job done.

1. Open Launchpad on your macOS Ventura.

2. Locate the Other folder and tap on it.

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3. Select Terminal. This should open the command window.

4. Type in the following command in the Terminal:

sudo tmutil disable

5. Type in your password and press the Enter button. That’s it. You’ve successfully turned off Time Machine on your macOS Ventura.

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That’s it for this post. I hope it was easy for you to turn off Time Machine on your Mac. Which one of the solutions did you go with? Do let us know your experience with macOS Ventura in the comments below.

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