Mac OS X users frustrated by some of the bugs in the recent El Capitan OS X release will gladly install the new El Capitan update, OS X El Capitan 10.11.2, designed to address some of the security and stability issues that have plagued El Capitan from the getgo.
OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Update Details
Apple released the OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 overnight on December 8, 2015, so Mac owners awoke to its news. Much to their chagrin, the installation process for the update takes 30 minutes or longer, depending on the individual machine. Included in this update are important fixes the Mac community has hoped for since El Capitan first arrived on the scene:
- Improved reliability for Wi-Fi connections.
- Fixed problems with AirDrop and Handoff.
- Addresses Bluetooth disconnection problem.
- Solves the bug in Mail that prevented users from trashing Exchange messages while offline.
- Corrected the USB photo-import problem from iPhone to Mac.
- Enhanced iCloud Photo Sharing for Live Photos.
OSX Recovery Update
In addition to the OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 update, Apple released the OSX El Capitan Recovery Update. This separate file improves the OSX recovery feature, so all Mac users should install it.
After installing these updates, users might notice that many of their applications installed from the Apple App Store have received updates to maximize compatibility with the OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 update.