Today, Apple pushed out a small update to its macOS 11 Big Sur operating system for supported Mac laptops and desktops. Labeled Big Sur 11.2, the update “improves Bluetooth reliability” and fixes a number of bugs.
Those bugs include one widely reported issue with the Mac mini in which external displays would show only a black screen when using an HDMI-to-DVI converter. Also, it fixes an issue where the System Preferences panel would not unlock after a user enters their password in some cases, as well as a bug that sometimes prevented changes made to Apple ProRAW images from saving.
These are the release notes that accompany the macOS update: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 pressedSome 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
Today’s macOS update follows updates to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS last week. iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 enabled supported mobile devices to read smaller QR codes and implemented a notification to let users know if a repair shop has replaced their Apple-made camera with a non-genuine alternative.
And watchOS 7.3 added support for Apple’s new Time to Walk workout feature, as well as the new Unity watch face, some bug fixes, and expanded health features in certain regions.