OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Update for Mac Available with Bug Fixes
Apple has released the final version of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 to Mac users. The update includes a variety of important bug fixes, including resolutions to issues found with the original El Capitan installer, compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016, resolutions to various Mail issues, and the inclusion of over 150 new Emoji character icons, like a burrito, a taco, a middle finger gesture, and a unicorn head.
Mac users will also find an update to iTunes available in the App Store. Installing OS X 10.11.1 requires a reboot.
Download & Update OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan
The easiest way for Mac users to get OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 is through the Software Update mechanism of the App Store:
- Start a backup with Time Machine or back up the Mac with your desired method if you haven’t done so yet
- Go to the Apple menu and choose App Store
- Under the Updates tab, locate “OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Update” and choose to install
Mac users who have held off on updating to El Capitan will find that the latest version of OS X is now the default installer version downloaded from the Mac App Store. The process of creating a boot install drive of El Capitan remains the same.
Another option is to download the DMG file of the update installer from Apple, which is about 1.4GB and found here.
Release notes for OS X 10.11.1
The brief release notes accompanying the first update to El Capitan are as follows:
– Improves installer reliability when upgrading to OS X El Capitan.
– Improves compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016.
– Fixes an issue where outgoing server information may be missing from Mail.
– Resolves an issue that prevented display of messages and mailboxes in Mail.
– Resolves an issue that prevents certain Audio Unit plug-ins from functioning properly.
– Improves VoiceOver reliability.
– Adds over 150 new emoji characters with full Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 support.
– Resolves an issue that caused JPEG images to appear as a gray or green box in Preview.
An assortment of the new emoji icons is shown below, which are also available in the latest iOS and WatchOS updates:
Troubleshooting OS X 10.11.1 Update
Having problems with OS X 10.11.1 update? Here are a rare issues that may occur, let us know if you see encounter others:
- OS X 10.11.1 installed, but still offers the version as available in Updates – just ignore it, you can verify that OS X 10.11.1 has successfully updated by going to About This Mac
- The Mac reboots after updating, but the update seems stuck at 70%, 80% or 100% – if you see this, just let it sit, it can take a while to complete
- The Mac freezes on boot, or refuses to boot – boot into Recovery Mode, you may need to install OS X again or restore from a backup
If all else fails, you may need to restore the Mac using Time Machine backup you made prior to installing the update.