Apple Releases macOS 11.2.1 Update

For MacBook users, Apple has released a small update to the operating system with the release of macOS Big Sur 11.2.1. Today’s post will review the updated details.

update button

All software makers release updates, regularly to improve performance, add features, or address vulnerabilities that are found in the software. You know if it is a major or a minor update based on the number of the version. In the case of macOS

11 – Version of operating system

2 – second major update of version

1 – first minor update to the 2nd major update

 

About macOS 11.2.1 

According to the info released by Apple, 11.2.1 was released to address battery issues on older model MacBook Pro models from 2016 and 2017.

macOS 11.2.1 update info

The funny thing, we are seeing battery improvements on a 2019 MacBook Pro after 11.2.1.  In addition to the performance fix of the 11.2.1 update, this update also comes with some security updates, two for the Intel Graphics Driver, and one for Sudo.

macOS 11.2.1 driver update

 

To Update macOS 

To update your Mac just go into system preferences -> software updates and select update to your Mac.  The update itself is 2.43 gig in size and will take about 10 min (with a 100MB internet connection) plus another 10 min to install.

macOS 11.2.1 update screen

 

Final Thought 

This is a minor update for Apple, but it is always good practice to keep your computer up to date.  Consider updating your software in the same idea as taking your car to get its oil change.

 

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