macOS Sierra 10.12.3 released with bug fixes and security updates

Apple has released the latest update to macOS Sierra, version 10.12.3, with bug fixes, graphics switching improvements for 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro and security updates. The update is around 1.05 GB in size and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store.

macOS Sierra 10.12.3 released with bug fixes and security updates

There are no new known features in this release apart from the usual bug fixes and security security updates. Here is the complete change log from Apple:

  • Improves automatic graphics switching on MacBook Pro (15-inch, October 2016).
  • Resolves graphics issues while encoding Adobe Premiere Pro projects on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13- and 15-inch, October 2016).
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the searching of scanned PDF documents in Preview.
  • Resolves a compatibility issue with PDF documents that are exported with encryption enabled.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some third-party applications from correctly importing images from digital cameras.
  • Enterprise content: Resolves an issue were network or cached user accounts (such as Active Directory accounts) using the maxFailedLoginAttempts password policy were becoming disabled.

The list of security updates included in this release can be seen on Apple’s website.

macOS Sierra was announced at WWDC 2016 with new features which include Siri, Optimized Storage, Auto Unlock via Apple Watch, Universal Clipboard for automatic copy pasting of content between iOS devices and Macs, Apple Pay and Picture-in-Picture video playback. Apps like Messages, Photos, iTunes and Safari also got multiple improvements. macOS was released to the general public in September 2016 and this is the third update for Apple’s desktop operating system since release. Sierra has been well received by users for its useful improvements so far.

To upgrade your Mac, open up Mac App Store and go to the Updates tab to download it. Alternatively, you can also download the offline installer for macOS 10.12.3 from Apple.

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