The macOS Catalina version 10.15.1 is now available for download, a few days after Apple released the 10.15 supplemental update.
The new version comes with a handful of new features such support for the new AirPods Pro, updated and additional emoji, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit-enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings, as well as bug fixes and improvements.
If you love Emojis, the update gives you over 70 new or updated emoji of animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji, gender-neutral emoji, and skin tones selection for couple emoji.
The update also comes with new privacy setting to control whether or not to help improve Siri and Dictation by allowing Apple to store audio of your Siri and Dictation interactions, as well as delete the history.
There also bug fixes and improvements included as stated in the official release notes:
- Restores the ability to view file names in the All Photos view in Photos
- Restores the ability to filter by favorites, photos, videos, edited, and keywords in Days view in Photos
- Fixes an issue where Messages would only send a single notification when the option to repeat alerts was enabled
- Resolves an issue that caused Contacts to launch to the previously opened contact instead of the contact list
- Adds a two-finger swipe gesture for back navigation in Apple News
- Resolves issues that may occur in the Music app when displaying playlists inside folders and newly added songs in the Songs list
- Improves reliability of migrating iTunes library databases into the Music, Podcasts, and TV apps
- Fixes an issue where downloaded titles were not visible in the Downloads folder in the TV app
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How to update?
- Go to System Preferences from the Apple menu and click Software Update to check for updates.
- Click the Update Now button to install the available updates. If you’re curious about the update is about or just want to install specific updates [if there are multiple updates available], click ”More info”.
You can also opt to automatically install macOS updates in the future, including apps that were downloaded separately from the App Store, by ticking on ”Automatically keep my Mac up to date.” You will get a notification when the update is ready to install or if your Mac needs a restart.