What’s in macOS Big Sur 11.1? Mac update now available

On Monday 14 December Apple released the final version of Mac OS Big Sur 11.1. Here’s what the new update will bring to your Mac.

The focus this time seems to be on bug and security fixes. 

Apple has also added support for the new AirPods Max over-ear headphones.

The Apple TV app has some interface improvements, including a new Apple TV+ tab that makes it easy to discover and watch Apple Original movies and applications. The TV app also offers improved search and display of search results.

You’ll also find a new section of privacy information on App Store pages.

And a new dashboard inside Arcade Games recommends new Arcade games that you can play.

If you have a M1 Mac you will also find a new option that enables iPhone and iPad apps to switch between landscape and portrait orientation or expand a window to fill the entire screen.

The iOS 14.3 update brought the ProRAW format to the iPhone 12 Pro and Max models and the Big Sur update means you can edit these images on your Mac.

The eco-friendly search engine Ecosia is available as an alternative in Safari.

There are also a number of bug fixes including:

  • QuickTime Player could quit when opening a movie with a timecode track after updating from Mac OS Catalina.
  • Bluetooth connection status was not displayed in Control Center.
  • The reliability of automatically unlocking the computer with the Apple Watch.
  • The scrolling speed on the trackpad could be faster than expected on MacBook Pro models.
  • The LG UltraFine 5K screen was incorrectly displayed with 4K resolution on Macs with M1.

Find out about the latest update to macOS Big Sur.

If you want to get involved with testing the next new version you can sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program. In addition to new versions of macOS, you can also test upcoming versions of iOS, iPad OS, TV OS and Watch OS. Read: How to get macOS beta.

If, on the other hand, you would prefer to stop receiving beta updates now that the final version of macOS Big Sur is here read: How to stop getting Big Sur beta updates.

This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation by Karen Haslam.

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