Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming a month after the first beta and two months after the initial macOS Big Sur release.

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Developers can download the ‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌ 11.2 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.

It's not yet clear what's included in ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.2, and no new features were discovered in the first beta. It likely includes performance improvements, security updates, and fixes for bugs that weren't able to be addressed in the release version of ‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌.

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Top Rated Comments

DinkThifferent Avatar
3 days ago at 11:16 am


Could someone check if it fixes the Bluetooth disconnection bug?

I just tried it and I’m not sure if my Bluetooth keyb
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vagos Avatar
3 days ago at 10:17 am
Can't wait for the release of 11.2. I got no bugs in my current 11.1 installation and I'm eager for some new ones to be introduced!
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MacBird Avatar
3 days ago at 10:19 am
Could someone check if it fixes the Bluetooth disconnection bug?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ritsuka Avatar
3 days ago at 12:12 pm
Open/save panels size is mostly fixed.
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thejadedmonkey Avatar
3 days ago at 10:16 am
Hopefully this fixes the screen saver randomly activating on M1 macs ?
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CJ Dorschel Avatar
3 days ago at 04:01 pm
Anyone running the current beta have any information on changes in time machine? Since Catalina I have been unable to retrieve individually deleted emails and contacts from core apps that I have always been able to do with Time Machine. Many of us have filed bugs with Apple regarding this issue which has been open and acknowledged since Catalina.

Opening mail then Time Machine should show backups of emails since the first backup, allowing you to retrieve a deleted email. Same with contacts and apples core apps.

I filed bugs and worked with Apple engineers on this issue who initially stated it was a bug and now are claiming in order to retrieve lost information you must restore an entire back up which defeats the purpose.

now some of us are getting information that it is an open bug and Apple is trying to fix it. I’m considering going back to Mojave as this functionality was a necessary feature. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been saved by recovering a deleted email Especially as .Mac/iCloud has had numerous issues since 2007. I simply don’t understand why they’re crippling a core feature of their OS.

- and it has nothing to do with the changes in how the OS handles data on two different volumes. The backups are still there what changed is the ability to restore information within a core app. Time machine loads it and will sometimes show the data yet you cannot retrieve it. In other instances it doesn’t show any data points saved at all.
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