Apple has released a big update for macOS but it doesn't seem to have brought many changes. The update has already started reaching users and is around 2.5GB to 2.9GB in size. Apple has not shared a changelog for the update either and it just claims to include bug fixes. macOS Big Sur 11.5 introduced a new feature to Big Sur — Podcasts Library tab, apart from addressing some bug fixes. The new update with version 11.5.2 does not mention what all has been changed.
What is the latest macOS Update?
At the moment it looks like only a minor update. The update might not bring any major changes, but we can expect some incremental fixes and minor tweaks to the operating system as always. If you are running any Mac running macOS 10.12.6 and are wondering about any major changes, then you are likely to receive an alert that you have to upgrade to the latest version of the operating system. For more updates stay tuned to GizBot.
Latest bug fixes in the update
The latest update to Big Sur will include several bug fixes, including a case in which apps may crash if you configure some text boxes as notification alerts, as well as an issue where loading a large file may result in some items such as Safari Mail not opening and an issue with Time Machine that resulted in Time Machine unable to restore files larger than 2.5GB. Additionally, you may see a message that 'An error occurred while updating macOS' when trying to update to this version. Last month, Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, as well as the first beta for macOS Mojave 10.14 Beta.
What's new in macOS Big Sur 11.5.2?
Unlike the previous updates which brought new features, we don't expect that in this one too. As per the MacRumors, Apple has simply fixed some issues in macOS. Features: Some known issues: WARNING: The installation file might be corrupted on your hard drive. Please restore the installation using iTunes. Setting a slideshow slideshow to fullscreen causes a white border to appear around the slides. A bug where text in Spotlight search results will say "[iPhone]*" and "[iPhone]*[graphedialog]". An issue that caused some apps to crash when navigating to the "..." menu in Explorer Known bugs: An issue where the keyboard might stay visible after typing a letter AppleInsider has also found out that the new update in macOS fixes some issues that were present in macOS Big Sur 11.4.
Other than bug fixes, what else is new with this update?
1) Podcasts Library tab in Control Panel which includes Unsupported Podcasts tab as well. 2) Various security and reliability improvements 3) Some stability improvements It is interesting to note that both the bug fixes and stability improvements are addressed as well, but no mention is made about it in the release notes. It is highly unlikely that Apple has fixed any security issues, as it is an update, and not a security patch. The company might have just worked on fixing the issues for users who have encountered those bugs. If you've encountered any problems after installing the update, be sure to contact Apple Support. The full list of updates can be found at the Mac App Store.
Apple fans should not expect a lot of changes from the latest update. It is, however, a major update that includes bug fixes and should bring many improvements. While not much has been changed, iOS developers will be happy to note that iOS 11.3 has been introduced along with macOS High Sierra's big update. That brings most of the improvements to the company's mobile OS, and includes Apple Pay Cash, tech support for iPad 2, AirPlay 2, ARKit 1.5, the new Files app, and a new web security feature. Affiliate links may be automatically generated - see our ethics statement for details.