Apple has launched macOS Big Sur 11.2. And While you should not be tough when it comes to major system updates, know that there are no new features in this release to worry about – inthere are all bug fixes and security updates. If you have a brand new M1 Mac that you use with an external monitor, you may want to prioritize this update today.
As always, installing the update is easy: Click the Apple logo at the top left of macOS Big Sur, then go to System Preferences> Software Update. You will see this screen when you click through to start the installation, which consumes approximately 3.66 GB of space:
And here are the highlights of what Apple solves in macOS Big Sur 11.2:
- External monitors can display a black screen when connected to a Mac mini (M1, 2020) using an HDMI to DVI converter
- Changes to Apple ProRAW images in the Photos app may not be saved
- iCloud Drive can turn off after disabling the iCloud Drive Desktop & Documents Folders option
- System Preferences cannot be unlocked when you enter the administrator password
- The Globe key may not display the Emoji & Symbols pane when you press it
Elsewhere, Apple also lists out various security updates that you will find in macOS Big Sur 11.2. There are quite a few, including one funny, where: “A user who is removed from an iMessage group can join the group,” as Apple describes.
While the Big Sur 11.2 update is merging, now is a great time to also update your iPhone or iPad (to iOS 14.4 / iPadOS 14.4), Apple Watch (to watchOS 7.3) or Apple TV (to tvOS 14.4). And if you want to live on the wild side, you can always get the latest developer beta for iPhone and Apple Watch to add some new fun features – including the ability to unlock iPhone with Apple Watch when you are wearing a face mask.