Ap­ple re­leases macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra update

Ap­ple up­dates its desk­top OS.

Macworld - - Contents - Ro­man Loy­ola re­ports

Ap­ple has re­leased an update to macOS High Sierra, the com­pany’s op­er­at­ing sys­tem for Macs. Ac­cord­ing to the re­lease notes, the macOS 10.13.1 update, “im­proves the se­cu­rity, sta­bil­ity, and re­li­a­bil­ity of your Mac, and is rec­om­mended for all users.”

The update co­in­cides with the re­lease of iOS 11.1. You’ll need both up­dates to take ad­van­tage of the 70 new emoji that are now avail­able.

Ac­cord­ing to Ap­ple, the update also: • Fixes a bug where Blue­tooth ap­peared as un­avail­able dur­ing Ap­ple Pay trans­ac­tions. • Im­proves the re­li­a­bil­ity of Mi­crosoft Ex­change mes­sage sync in Mail. • Fixes an is­sue where Spot­light does not ac­cept key­board in­put. • Im­proves the re­li­a­bil­ity of SMB print­ing. • Makes Touch ID pref­er­ences ac­ces­si­ble while logged in as a mo­bile ac­count on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. • Adds sup­port for un­lock­ing a FileVault-en­crypted APFS vol­ume us­ing a re­cov­ery key­chain file. For de­tails, enter man disku­til in Ter­mi­nal.

Ap­ple also re­leased iTunes 12.7.1, which in­cludes mi­nor app and per­for­mance im­prove­ments.

How to in­stall the update

First, make sure you have an In­ter­net con­nec­tion. Launch the App Store app (in the Ap­pli­ca­tions folder) and click on Up­dates. You should see an en­try for ‘macOS 10.13.1 Update 10.13.1’. Click on the Update but­ton. The App Store app will down­load the update and be­gin the in­stal­la­tion. You will need to restart your Mac.

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