macOS Big Sur 11.2 available
It happens more often on the Mac than on other Apple devices that an update only contains bug fixes. Of course that doesn’t make it an unnecessary update, but it might be a bit less exciting. On the Mac, these are often solutions to very specific problems that not everyone suffers from.
Apple doesn’t mention it in the release notes, but the company has now stopped bypassing firewalls for its own apps. This update also fixes a Bluetooth issue on M1 Macs. Mainly users of the Mac mini with M1 chip suffered from connection problems with keyboards and mice. In the release notes, Apple mentions that the reliability of Bluetooth connections has been improved.
One of the bug fixes is the bug where edits of Apple ProRAW photos were not saved in the Photos app. Also, iCloud Drive could be turned off completely if the user was just turning off iCloud Drive Desktop. And did you have a problem where you couldn’t unlock your System Preferences with your password? That should now also be resolved.
Check out the macOS Big Sur 11.2 release notes
In macOS Big Sur 11.2, Bluetooth reliability has been improved and the following issues have been resolved:
- External displays could show a black screen when connected to a Mac mini (M1, 2020) using an HDMI to DVI adapter
- Changes to Apple ProRAW photos in the Photos app may not have been saved
- It was possible that iCloud Drive was disabled if the ‘Desktop’ and ‘Documents’ option of iCloud Drive was disabled
- System Preferences may not have been unlocked when you entered your administrator password
- The Emojis and Symbols pane may not have appeared when you pressed the Globe key
Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices. More information about this update can be found at: https://support.apple.com/HT211896 For more information about the security aspects of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/HT201222
Download macOS Big Sur 11.2
You download macOS Big Sur 11.2 from System Preferences, just like with iOS. You can therefore download this update as follows:
- Go to System Preferences.
- click on Software-update.
- The Mac will now automatically search for the latest version. click on Download and install to download the update.
You can also adjust the settings to automatically search for the latest versions. You can read more about installing a macOS update in our article.
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macOS Big Sur
macOS 11 Big Sur is the biggest update for the Mac in ages and has been available since November 2020. It is the successor to macOS Catalina. The update brings a completely new design, a new Control Panel, improvements for Safari and much more. For the first time since 2001, Apple has increased the version number from macOS 10.XX to macOS 11.