Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 With Security Fixes

Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.6.1, a minor update to the macOS Big Sur operating system that first came out in November 2020. macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 comes roughly six weeks after the launch of macOS Big Sur 11.6.

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The new ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌‌‌‌ 11.6.1 update can be downloaded to all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences.

According to Apple's release notes, the update "improves the security of macOS" and is recommended for all users. It serves as a security update for those users who can not or don't want to upgrade to macOS Monterey. There is also a similar Security Update 2021-007 for macOS Catalina users.

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Top Rated Comments

johnscully Avatar
34 months ago
Where is Safari 15.1 for Big Sur?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
star-affinity Avatar
34 months ago
Seems the Big Sur installer is hidden from the Mac App Store already – on to Monterey it is! :)
Secret link to Big Sur on the Mac App Store here: https://apps.apple.com/se/app/macos-big-sur/id1526878132?l=en&mt=12

Link to other macOS versions found in this useful article by Apple:

[HEADING=2]How to create a bootable installer for macOS[/HEADING]
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Soba Avatar
34 months ago

Since the last update, the printer icon stays on the dock, but the window hidden, after printing.

Hopefully this has been fixed.
This has indeed been fixed in 11.6.1.

I print a lot of labels for mailing, so having to manually close the print queue every time was a pain. Problem solved!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wanha Avatar
34 months ago
When do we get the new Safari on Big Sur? These tabs are killing me.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joniz Avatar
34 months ago
Since the last update, the printer icon stays on the dock, but the window hidden, after printing.

Hopefully this has been fixed.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jerry Fritschle Avatar
34 months ago

Thanks – but why doesn't it appear via Softwareupdate in Big Sur?
You'll get the Monterey notification if your system is supported, but "Another update is available..." should pop up below.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)