Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.6.4 for all users who are still running the older operating system. The software update features undisclosed security fixes.
macOS Big Sur 11.6.4
As per Apple, this update only features security fixes and no other updates. The company has not disclosed details of the security fixes included in this release.
This update is recommended for all users and improves the security of macOS.
macOS Catalina Security Update Security Update 2022-002 was also released today.
Apple had released Safari 15.3 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina a few days ago, with a security patch for a WebKit issue that may have been actively exploited.
macOS Big Sur, as well as macOS Catalina, are not supported anymore with new features, however, Apple continues to provide security updates for these older operating systems. Apple is actively supporting macOS Monterey with new features and updates.
If you have a recent Mac, we recommend updating to macOS Monterey 12.2.1 to take advantage of the new features that Apple has introduced. Check out our coverage below of the new features introduced with macOS Monterey:
- New Safari design and tab groups
- Focus and notifications improvements
- Live Text
- FaceTime improvements and SharePlay
- Shared with You
- Low Power Mode
- iCloud Private Relay
- iCloud password manager in settings
- M1 app improvements
- Spatial audio support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max (M1 Macs only)
- Universal Control
Does your Mac support macOS Big Sur 11.6.4?
macOS Big Sur 11.6.4 is compatible with the following Macs:
- MacBook Air (2013 and newer)
- MacBook Pro (late 2013 and newer)
- MacBook (2015 and newer)
- iMac (2014 and newer)
- iMac Pro (2017 and newer)
- Mac mini (2014 and newer)
- Mac Pro (2013 and newer)
How to upgrade to macOS Big Sur 11.6.4?
To download and install the new update, go to System Preferences > Software Update on your Mac. Wait for the update to appear and click on download and install. Make sure that your Mac is connected to a power outlet as well as a stable Internet connection throughout the update process.