Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.2 To Fix Bug Issues

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macOS Big Sur 11.2

macOS Big Sur 11.2 has finally been released by Apple. This is the second major update Apple has pushed out for the macOS Big Sur operating system launched in November. This new Update comes few months after the release of the macOS Big Sur 11.1. This update has been released to put an end to the bug issues currently faced by Mac devices
You can update any of your eligible Mac devices for free. All you have to do is go to your software update section of system preferences.

Apple’s release notes stated that the macOS Big Sur 11.2 will address several bug issues. Bug issues that can cause external displays to show black screen when connected to an M1 Mac mini using an HDMI to DVI converter. Problems that makes the iCloud Drive disable when turning the iCloud Drive Desktop off as well as Documents Folders option.

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Apple’s full release notes for the update are available below: 

‌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 pressed.

An important fact not mentioned in the release note is that the macOs Big Sur 11.2 brings back a feature that was removed. One of the macOS Big Sur betas removed a feature that allowed Apple apps bypass third-party firewalls, security tools, and VPN apps. The Big Sur 11 featured a ContentFilterExclusionList that allows Apple apps avoid firewall and VPN apps that users had installed. Some of these Apple apps include the App Store, apps, iCloud etc. 

These apps were unable to filter or inspect traffic for some built-in Apple apps. However, these functionality has been removed which means Apple apps will now be compatible with VPN apps. Apple apps will no longer be able to bypass firewalls and other security tools.  

This macOS Big Sur is a major update that fully redesigns Mac devices and also brings new features to the M1 Macs. 

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