Apple released another update to the latest version of Mac OS Big Sur. The MacOS version 11.2 update includes the following:
macOS Big Sur 11.2 Update 11.2 — Restart Required
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
Some 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
Editor’s Notes: Well that was one of the most disconcerting upgrades I have performed in a while. After the first re-start, my primary monitor on my M1 16gb Mac Mini went crazy for about 3-4 minutes. I am using a pair of 27 inch IODATA LCD-271XD monitors, a Japanese market model, with the Mac mini, and while they normally perform quite well, this was just an old school, TV off air for the night, type of pattern that was rather glitchy.
After a few more minutes of waiting, the machine did finally re-boot and give the familiar Apple logo in the middle of the screen. However, the crazy way it upgraded is something Apple needs to take note of.
After a couple more re-boots, the familiar timer at the bottom of the progress bar appeared with 11 minutes to go. Then one more re-boot and we were back in business.