The new macOS 11 Big Sur update launched on Thursday. The new version of macOS is the first version of the operating system which will support the new M1-powered Apple laptops and PC. The new macOS Big Sur comes with a new design, enhancements for Safari, Messages, Maps, and privacy, and it has now been optimized for Apple’s M1 chip. In this article, we will be providing you with all the relevant details about the macOS big SUR.
macOS Big Sur: Compatibility With Devices
The new macOS 11 Big Sur will be compatible with the iMac 2014 and, iMac Pro 2017, Mac Pro 2013 and Mac Mini 2014, MacBook Air 2013, MacBook Pro Late 2013, and MacBook 2015 and all later ones.
macOS Big Sur: How To Download & Install
Apple generally launches macOS updates automatically. However, if in case you didn’t see a prompt for the update, then you also have the option of downloading the update manually by following the steps: System Preferences -> Software Updates on the menu.
An alternative for this is also there, you can open ‘About This Mac’ in the menu of your iPhone and then select the latest Software Update.
You can download the macOS Big Sur directly from the Mac App Store as well.
Now, the macOS page on Apple’s website also had an ‘Update Now’ button on the top right corner so that you can click to download the update. we recommend you to back up your data and free up a little space before starting the update process.
macOS Big Sur: New features
Mac OS X Big Sur has now come up with a new refreshed look with a simple design, new icons, smoother animations, refreshed design for all the pre-installed apps. macOS Big Sur has a new menu bar as well. The Mac will now have a control center, like iPhones as well.
Messages on the macOS Big Sur provide new tools to manage favorite group conversations. You can now pin the conversations on the top of your Message list. The search feature in phones has also been completely redesigned on Message to help you find links, photos, and matching terms quickly.
Apple claims Safari to be 50 percent faster than the Google Chrome browser. Apple will let the users decide what apps and websites can use extensions, how long they want to activate them. Safari also has redesigned tabs to show the website previews and utilize the tab space more efficiently.
Another significant new feature is related to Apple maps. Maps on Mac have been entirely redesigned as well. It has a new feature named Guides which will let you discover the places for a visit and things to do, and as well as create a custom guide for your favorite places. You can share these Guides with your loved ones as well. Now, Apple Maps on Mac will let you see a 360-degree view of the destination. Now, Apple Maps will also have indoor maps of places such as airports and shopping centers. Now, you can also route Cycling and electric vehicle trips on a Mac and sent directly to an iPhone.
Privacy is the highlight of macOS Big Sur. The Mac App Store will now include a new section on each product page depicts a developer-reported summary of the privacy practices of an app. The information offered includes the types of data which the apps might collect from the users like the contact information or location — and whether they are shared with third parties for tracking. So, this was all about the macOS Big Sur. We hope that the article was informative and useful for you.