Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.6.4

Apple’s current version of macOS, Monterey, might not be everyone’s cup of tea. As a result, there are certainly still some Mac users out there in the wild who are running the previous version, Big Sur, on their machine(s). In an effort to help keep those folks safe and secure while using the desktop operating system, Apple’s released a software update with security fixes in tow.

Apple's promotional image for the macOS Big Sur software update for Mac computers

On Monday, Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.6.4 to the public. It’s designed specifically for the folks who are still running Big Sur on their Macs. The company indicates the new software is meant to address behind-the-scenes security concerns.

The update to macOS Big Sur 11.6.4 is free, and it’s available now for eligible Macs. To update, users can simply open the System Preferences app then select Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions. If the user has Automatic Updates switched on, the computer will handle the update process automatically while it’s plugged into power.

Apple says the new update is recommended for “all users,” but obviously that’s whittled down to the folks who are still using Big Sur.

In any event, if you are still using macOS Big Sur, make sure to update to the latest version of the OS.