Apple has been working on the next update for macOS Big Sur for a bit of time now. But finally, the new software is available to the public.
On Monday, Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.2 to the public. As is par for the course, the update is free. It’s available to download and install now. To update, you can open the System Preferences app –> Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions. If you have Automatic Updates switched on, your supported devices will update in the background.
As far as what’s new, there aren’t any major forward facing features for the end user. It does include a variety of improvements and bug fixes, though. that includes improving Bluetooth reliability, for instance. The new software also includes fixes for external displays, making sure that editing ProRAW photos in the Photos app actually saves, and more.
Here’s the official changelog:
macOS Big Sur 11.2 Update 11.2 — Restart Required
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
Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT211896
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
The new software is available to download and install now.