OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update prompt

In addition to launching the iOS 8.1.1 software update with bug fixes and performance improvements for the A5-powered devices running iOS 8, such as the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s, Apple on Monday pushed the official OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 software update for Mac desktops and notebooks.

The software contains plenty of bug fixes while improving Wi-Fi performance on some Macs following numerous user complaints about intermittent Wi-Fi issues. It also contains enhancements for enterprise users and many other improvements to make your Mac more stable.

OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 changelog

  • Improves Wi-Fi reliability
  • Improves reliability when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent Mail from sending messages through certain email service providers
  • Addresses an issue prevents connecting to remote computers using Back to My Mac
  • Resolves an issue where sharing services, Notification Center widgets and Actions may not be available
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Notification Center settings to not be retained after a restart
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent the Mac App Store from displaying certain updates
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent some Mac mini computers from waking from sleep
  • Resolves an issue that might prevent Time Machine from displaying older backups
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent entering text in Japanese

Enterprise content

  • Allows you to append search domains for partially qualified domain names when performing DNS lookups (consult the discovered man page for more information)
  • Addresses an issue where the Mac App Store might offer an update to Apple Remote Desktop when the latest version is already installed

The update is recommended for all Yosemite users as it improves the stability and compatibility of your Mac, Apple writes in the support document accompanying the 311.8-megabyte download.

OS X Yosemite (teaser, MacBook Air and iMac)

Detailed information about the security content of the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update can be seen in an Apple support document here.

You can download the standalone OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update direct from Apple or use the Updates tab of the Mac App Store on your Mac in order to deploy a delta update for your system.

  • James G

    Glad they are fixing some of the bugs! I have been having issues with Instant Hotspot; hope that improves.

  • Phernando

    Bluetooth audio lag still bugging my iMac, even after this update…

    • Merman123

      Isn’t some lag with bluetooth normal?

      • Phernando

        I had never experienced any lag before I update to Yosemite. I have audio lag on bluetooth headphone streaming videos, on local audio/video and so on… Every media that I play on my iMac I have a bluetooth lag… It`s very frustrating…

      • Merman123

        Hmm. I’ve always had some lag on my devices. I’ve noticed my Mini Jambox has quite a heavy lag when using Netflix on my iPad Mini. If you weren’t experiencing it before then it definitely is Yosemite, hopefully this update fixes it for you.

      • Chinch07

        I’ve had lag with my bluetooth speakers with all versions of OS X. I have lag with my Windows 10 partition also. The con of bluetooth speakers. Mine are Bose.

    • Niko

      The bluetooth audio lag got even worse after the update. Now it’s like 5 seconds delayed. It’s really annoying.

    • Dennis

      Same here.

    • cwhisonant

      I’m very disappointed with the bluetooth audio lag. We’re not talking about sub-second delays or “some lag” that would be expected with Bluetooth audio devices. What’s happening since the Yosemite 10.10 and STILL with 10.10.1 updates is that Bluetooth audio is unusable with video because it will quickly go from being in sync with the lips to having an audio lag of over a second or more. None of the “fixes” people have suggested (reboot, unpairing devices and re-pairing them, pram reset, etc…) actually work. From seeing other threads (just google: yosemite bluetooth audio lag), this is quite widespread. I never had issues with lag on my LG HBS-730 in the past 2 years with a Macbook Air or my current Macbook Pro Retina. Well, I never had issues until the day I upgraded to Yosemite and now to the 10.10.1 release. Hopefully Apple will actually address this issue. There are also reports of Bluetooth keyboard and mouse issues with Yosemite.

      So, for now, I just plug in some iPhone earbuds so that audio is usable. 🙁

  • Ian Leon

    I hope it fixes my magic mouse issues.

  • Truc

    Dang!! Keyboard is not working right after the update

    • Simon Harrison

      I have the same issue

    • Simon Harrison

      I got this fix from apple … and it worked for me.

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  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    is adope flash buggy, when using safari, my imac is overheating 90C, using chrome or firefox, everything is normal 35-45C

  • sugimulm

    DONT UPDATE IF YOU ARE ON A 6 PLUS!!! Phone is now a BRICK!

    • ‘Ariff

      you mean update the phone to 8.1.1 or the mac to 10.10.1?

      • sugimulm

        Downloaded over the air, now the phone cycles with the apple logo and cannot proceed from there. BE CAREFUL!

      • Bugs Bunnay

        I updated my mac to 8.1.1 and I can’t jailbreak anymore! I also update my iPhone 6 to 10.10.1 and it’s really fast! addresses a lot of issues!!! >.<

      • Truc

        here too, I updated 10.10.1 on iPhone 6 Plus, LTE seems to be much faster.

    • Chris Gilmore

      Highly unlikely.

      • sugimulm

        Sorry dude not some troll, just sharing what is actually happening.

      • Chris Gilmore

        “Brick” means you can’t even use your phone at all ever again. Doesn’t happen from a Apple update.

      • sugimulm

        That s what I thouhgt, now like I stated, cycling with the start up apple logo and cannot proceed, hence the brick syndrome

  • NekoMichi Kobayashi

    Update broke my Mac, now it gets stuck at a “Stop” icon during boot up.

  • 4pp1e

    i love it safari much much smother macbook air 2012 🙂

  • HeavyComponent

    Was Air Drop fixed? Anyone?

  • Muhammad !

    My MacBook Pro takes longer to boot after updating to Yosemite ! I wish they fix that.

    • guytje1717 .

      the 0.5 lag for my magic mouse is still there, not after 3 seconds not using the mouse but after 30 seconds or so, and now i get connection lost 3-4 times per hour and of course the mouse isn’t working; Apple is really messing Bluetooth up. It’s even worse now, what a great update. I also removed the mouse and paired it again, it doesn’t help. Geeeeeeezes

      • Muhammad !

        everything is fine and smooth for me so far. it’s just the booting time is so long 🙁

  • kescaR

    Computer name and local hostname keep changing automatically… 🙁

    • Lance Baker

      This has been driving me crazy.

  • Guest

    Just updated a minute ago. When I go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Reduce Transparency and then change the volume so that the bubble pops up on my screen there are still black corners on it…

  • Tommmy

    Has anyone updated Macbook Pro with Retina 13″, 128 GB (MGX72)? Any performance issues?

  • Jorge A

    It didn’t fix my magic mouse’s lag problem. The cursor won’t even move correctly…

  • Peter Asher

    The Bluetooth problem has yet to get fixed. My audio is six seconds off If I’m watching a video and five seconds when starting an album in iTunes.

  • hp79

    When is the Downloads folder bug going to be fixed? Icon shows something’s being downloaded but really nothing going on.