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Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 With Compatibility Improvements for Third-Party USB Audio Devices

Apple today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, the second update for the macOS High Sierra operating system available for Apple's Macs. macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 comes a little over a month after the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, the first update to High Sierra.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store on all compatible Macs that are already running macOS High Sierra.


No major outward-facing changes were found in macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 during the beta testing period, but according to Apple's release notes, it offers security and feature improvements. The update improves compatibility with third-party USB audio devices, it introduces better VoiceOver navigation when viewing PDF documents in Preview, and it improves the compatibility of Braille displays with Mail.
The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:

- Improves compatibility with certain third-party USB audio devices
- Improves VoiceOver navigation when viewing PDF documents in Preview
- Improves compatibility of Braille displays with Mail
For more information on the macOS High Sierra operating system, make sure to check out our dedicated macOS High Sierra roundup.


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13 months ago
-Does it also fix my 10.13.1 from crashing when I open a large png's?
-Does it also fix the image retention on my 3k$ iMac from 2013 which all of the sudden has returned?
-Does it also fix APFS not being able to work with Fusion drives?
-Does it also fix Filefault from being totally sh**ty under 10.13 with fusion drives?

*I’m not one to whine about Apple, like some. I’ve been a huge fan since 2002… But 10.13 is a sh*tshow on my late 2012 iMac.
Rating: 17 Votes
13 months ago
The version is surprisingly light on fixes. I assume there's a lot of fixes that aren't disclosed.
Rating: 15 Votes
13 months ago

I was waiting for 10.13.2 to upgrade to High Sierra, but all you folks have scared me to wait for 10.13.3 now...


Then just forget about updating to High Sierra all together. With every release comes the flood of naysayers, doomsday prophets, “what about this” -isms and alleged bugs that are probably only in the minds of those asking about them.

The Internet in general, and MacRumors particularly, greatly inflates the negatives of anything. All the naysaying here is a raindrop in a thunderstorm compared to the millions running High Sierra with little, if any problems... like me for example.

If you listen to the cacophony here you will be afraid to update anything.
Rating: 14 Votes
13 months ago

One question. Should I update now from 10.12?


You should always be updated to very latest software your system will support. People come up with numerous reasons they can’t or won’t update but none of them hold water. If nothing else security and stability fixes make your system more reliable. But the biggest thing you need to do is start ignoring all the negativity and naysayers who scream and holler in forums like this one. Public forums on the Internet greatly magnify and falsely inflate problems. The old analogy applies. If you walk into a hospital and only see sick people would you assume the entire population is also sick? No you would not. So if you read posts in a public forum and see a number of users reporting similar issues can you jump to the conclusion that everybody has those issues? No, you cannot? Millions of users are running High Sierra without any major issues. Also realize that public forums like this one are anonymous and you don’t have any way of knowing the competence, the situation, and the motives for what someone has posted about software updates.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago
I was looking for USB devices and got excited for a second then saw the audio. I guess Apple has no time fixing external hdd ejecting when my iMac goes to sleep. When I wake-up my Mac there were like over 10 warnings saying I didn’t eject my hard drive properly. SMH!
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago

I was waiting for 10.13.2 to upgrade to High Sierra, but all you folks have scared me to wait for 10.13.3 now...

I would down load now as half these fools love to troll, I have betas on 3 machines and seen no nothing like what these guys are mentioning.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago

Are you sure you're not confusing waking from sleep (which it does when opening the lid) to actually powering on the system from being completely off (you need to press the power button for that)?

The 2016-2017 MBPs turn on simply by lifting the lid.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago
Hopefully Apple dealt with any remaining ROOT password like issues. That was so bad...
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago
Delayed release suggests the final build of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 was subjected to additional last minute security testing.

I am hoping infamous December 2, 2017 bug is fixed, which on macOS High Sierra triggers less severe "Month 13 is out of bounds" error every dozen milliseconds or so.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago
I was holding off updating to High Sierra because of some of the stories mentioned on here. I was running on 10.12.6 (macOS Sierra) and made the jump to 10.13.2 yesterday on my Late 2016 MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar after a Genius Bar technician gave me the confidence and information I needed to make an informed upgrade (I was there fixing a 'repeating key' issue on my keyboard)

Installation took roughly 40 minutes with no issues at all. Very smooth process. I've been using High Sierra since, but haven't noticed any significant changes or improvements, but have noticed a couple of visual kinks that need to be ironed out, especially around lock screen and startup.

Just thought I'd drop this post for those who also have concerns of upgrading.
Rating: 4 Votes

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