macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 available
The update comes a week after macOS Big Sur 11.3 was released, which contained numerous innovations. For example, you now have more options to customize the Safari home screen and developers get more options for extensions. You can find them all together in our overview of macOS Big Sur 11.3 features. But apparently, despite the long beta period, there were still some flaws, so Apple now has to release macOS Bug Sur 11.3.1.
macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 releasenotes
Apple’s official release notes of macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 read as follows:
macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 includes important security updates and is recommended for all users.
For more information about the security aspects of Apple software updates, refer to the following website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Update 8:00 PM: Apple says iOS 14.5.1 and macOS 11.3.1 also fixes a WebKit security vulnerability that may have been actively used. This can be read in support documents, where Apple provides more details about the resolved issues. This included web content with malicious intent that could allow arbitrary code to be executed. More detail you can read here.
Download macOS Big Sur 11.3.1
You download macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 from the System Preferences, just like with iOS. You can therefore download this update as follows:
- Go to System Preferences.
- click on Software-update.
- The Mac will now automatically search for the latest version. click on Download and install to download the update.
You can also adjust the settings to automatically search for the latest versions. You can read more about installing a macOS update in our article.
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macOS Big Sur
macOS 11 Big Sur is the biggest update for the Mac in ages and has been available since November 2020. It is the successor to macOS Catalina. The update brings a completely new design, a new Control Panel, improvements for Safari and much more. For the first time since 2001, Apple has increased the version number from macOS 10.XX to macOS 11.