After the recent release of iOS 14.2 for the iPhone, Apple now releases an update to the macOS Big Sur operating system. The latest version of this platform, macOS Big Sur 11.01, with major fixes for the MacBook.
The Cupertino giant did not specify the purpose of this launch, but this is likely to be linked to the security policies introduced by the new version that have generated some controversy among the brand’s user community.
There is a new update for macOS Big Sur
The new build should solve the installation problems in older models of notebook computers in the Pro line. Namely, the MacBook Pro 2013 and 2014 mentioned expressly in the support document for the new software.
According to the manufacturer, the update also reaches Mac Pro (2013 and later), MacBook Air (2013 and later), MacBook and Pro models (late 2013 and later). It is also available for Mac mini (2014 and later), iMac (2014 and later), MacBook (2015 and later) and iMac Pro (all models).
The technology also details the steps that users can follow if they encounter any obstacles during the update. With the majority of customers being able to install the news correctly, Apple has taken several steps to assist users, something that has not always been effective.
MacOS Big Sur caused some problems on MacBook
Based on the reports of several users, the system update was met with some problems in several Apple notebooks, especially the older ones. More specifically, on the 13-inch MacBook Pro and also on the Air models from late 2013 and mid-2014.
The most common problem was the presentation of a black screen that insisted on not disappearing. Other situations reported included a circle in which a line appeared on the screen, as well as the boot loop of the system.
Also according to users, even when restarting the computer it was not possible to resume the installation, or work around the problem. Likewise, even with Apple’s Internet Recovery tools, the endeavor had no better outcome.
Users can download the news by accessing System Preferences – Software Updates. At the same time, Apple published this support document, which details some care and workarounds.
4 steps to follow in case of problems with installing Big Sur
- Press and hold the On / Off button on your Apple computer for at least 10 seconds, then release. This will shut down the Mac.
- Remove external storage devices connected to the computer. Any USB stick, memory card inserted in the respective slot, as well as external monitors. Disconnect all cables used for these peripherals.
- Keeping the problem in notebooks with non-removable battery, restart the Mac’s SMC.
- Ending the problem, restart NVRAM on Mac
Finally, if none of the measures have positive effects, the technology urges the owners of these MacBook models to contact Apple Support.
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