Back to my Mac’ is a feature of macOS that not everyone knows, but whoever knows it, is probably getting a lot out of it. It is the configuration that allows us to easily connect to another Mac remotely and manage it without being on the same local network. From Mojave macOS however, it can no longer be used.
Users who have a Mac in the office and another one at home, for example, or those who need to provide support remotely. Back to my Mac’ had several types of users, who will now have to find an alternative. Apple is alerting you to the change by means of a macOS notification:
To make the change more enjoyable, Apple has prepared a support document explaining how to access files and control screens on other Macs remotely. The tool debuted with OS X Leopard in 2007, eleven years later, it’s closing.
If you were a staunch ‘Back to My Mac’ user, you now have a number of alternatives that you can use on your Mac to control remotely. Here are some tips.
First of all, files. Since we have iCloud Drive, it’s as easy as to store in an iCloud Drive folder all those documents that we want to be able to control from another Mac. The best decision I made in my document organization was to move everything to iCloud Drive. On my Mac there are no documents on site, everything is synchronized by iCloud Drive in the Finder.
On the other hand you will need a tool to control the screen and manage the Mac remotely. One of the most popular and multiplatform options is TeamViewer. But if you want something fully integrated into the Apple ecosystem, the company recommends using its Apple Remote Desktop remote management tool.