Change content caching preferences on Mac
Use the Content Caching pane of Sharing preferences to manage content caching on your Mac. You can turn content caching on or off, choose the items you want cached, set the cache size, and set up additional content caching options for your network. To learn more, see What is content caching on Mac?.
To change these preferences on your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Sharing, then select Content Caching.
Important: Each content cache must have either a local IP address that conforms to RFC 1918, or a non-RFC 1918 local IP address that is the same as its public IP address. Content caching is not supported on networks that use non-RFC 1918 addressing locally, and different non-RFC 1918 addressing publicly.
Local IP addresses that conform to RFC 1918 are in the following ranges:
10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255 (10/8 prefix)
172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255 (172.16/12 prefix)
192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255 (192.168/16 prefix)
Important: Content caching works only while your Mac is awake. To prevent your Mac from going to sleep, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Battery, click Power Adapter in the sidebar, then select the “Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off” tickbox. To keep a headless computer awake, you can use the
caffeinate command line utility in Terminal.
To turn content caching on or off, select or deselect the Content Caching tickbox in the service list.
Content Caching status indicator colours:
Select the items you want cached:
Select the Internet Connection tickbox to share the Internet connection and cached content with iOS devices connected to this Mac using USB.
Click Options to set the cache size.
Press and hold the Option key, then click Advanced Options to set the cache size and options for content caching clients, peers and parents.