We’re nearing the public launch of the next update for macOS Big Sur, with Apple seeding the newest Release Candidate version of the desktop OS.
Late in the day on Thursday, Apple seeded the third Release Candidate (RC) for macOS Big Sur 11.2 to developers. This is the final version of the desktop operating system, the final seeding of prerelease software before the big public update. However, we still don’t know when, exactly, the new software will launch.
Registered developers can download and install the newest RC version for macOS Big Sur via the System Preferences app. The proper configuration profile must be installed on all supported device(s), of course.
The new software update improves Bluetooth reliability. It also addresses the following:
macOS Big Sur 11.2 improves Bluetooth reliability and fixes the following issues:
- External displays may show a black screen when connected to a Mac mini (M1, 2020) using an HDMI to DVI converter
- Edits to Apple ProRAW photos in the Photos app may not save
- iCloud Drive could turn off after disabling the iCloud Drive Desktop & Documents Folders option
- System Preferences may not unlock when entering your administrator password
- Globe key may not display the Emoji & Symbols pane when pressed
If there are any additional changes for features discovered in this RC version, we’ll update this post accordingly.