Mac OS X 10.7.1 Update Released (Direct Download Links)

Aug 16, 2011 - 24 Comments

Mac OS X 10.7.1 Update

Mac OS X 10.7.1 update has been released by Apple for all OS X Lion users to download. One of the most significant bug fixes pertains to dropping WiFi issues, so if you have been experiencing connectivity problems don’t miss this update. Other fixes address issues with HDMI and optical audio, Safari video, and migrating data to OS X Lion.

The update is rather slim at 17.4 MB through Software Update for most Mac users, but there are also separate updates available specifically for MacBook Air 2011 and Mac Mini 2011 models that address issues with those machines too.

Mac OS X 10.7.1 Update Download Links

You can download the OS X 10.7.1 update through Software Update, but if you would rather download the update manually as a DMG for local use, you can do so from Apple:

Release notes from Apple are posted below:

The 10.7.1 update is recommended for all users running OS X Lion and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that:

  • Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when playing a video in Safari
  • Resolve an issue that may cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out
  • Improve the reliability of Wi-Fi connections
  • Resolve an issue that prevents transfer of your data, settings, and compatible applications to a new Mac running OS X Lion

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:


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Posted by: Matt Chan in Mac OS, News


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  1. Ben says:

    Same here my wi fi is not working !!!

  2. Hux says:

    Go worse +1

  3. Doug says:

    You guys are lucky – since installing the update, my wifi issues have gotten worse. And Apple’s forum indicates I’m not alone.

  4. James says:

    Just installed and my wi-fi is working again =D Kept having issues with either slow internet, or no connection at all. All seems to be good again with this update. Good times!

  5. Ted says:

    Full screen mail now has Send, Cancel, Done and formatting buttons on pop-up messages (new mail, replies etc)

  6. […] the user Library folder has disappeared again! If you already installed Mac OS X 10.7.1 update, you may have noticed that your user library directory is hidden, again, returning it to the […]

    • Jim says:

      The method I’m presently using while in this ‘early implementor’ mode has to utilize Onyx 2.4.0b X (it’s beta) from over in France. With this upgrade to 10.7.1, my hidden folders still aren’t hidden. I’ve had them available to test and adjust certain application preference files that don’t quite work right out of the box. Of course, this is prior to roll out in the production environment, and the individual user accounts will have these items hidden once more.

  7. albert says:

    Still a problem with system preferences; not being able to open the locked panes. One other issue when I updated to 10.7.1 the Folder “Library” was missing so had to go back to terminal (chflags nohidden ~/Library/) to make it re-appear. The Appstore and Safari are still terribly slow. Will be downgrading to SNL with CCC until it improves.

  8. Brian says:

    fixed my WiFi problems, now OSX Lion is rock solid

  9. Jim says:

    With this update, I’ve seen the issue of OSX Server 10.6.8 NOT retrieving the update to use within a network for update services. (My networked Macs are configured to use the address of to obtain various Apple updates rather than going to the Apple site) My OSX Server has always, prior to this update, been able to retrieve the Apple updates within hours of the release. Is Apple going to force System Software Updt. to always go back to Apple to retrieve the updates? Hum?

  10. Jeany says:

    aha, got it, and I got a list of Free Lion Compatible Apps from iFunia Mac OS X Lion Colum named “10 Awesomely Free Lion Compatible Apps”

  11. Luc says:

    Safari is still bugged
    The function Always block Cookies do not work!

    bug or intentional??

  12. Declan says:

    Hey guy’s quick question! Didn’t get a chance to download the update, yet! But I’m just wondering after reading the above ( Resolve an issue that prevents transfer of your data) if the update fix’s the problem I’m having connecting my external hard drive to my iMac, problem only popped it’s head when I upgraded to lion. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!!

    • Matt says:

      That isn’t specifically mentioned in the release notes but there are probably misc issues that are also addressed, it’s worth updating so give it a try and let us know if it helps.

      • Declan says:

        hey Matt, Managed to download the update, the only place i can see the external hard drive is in Disk Utility, but the repair option isn’t available, wouldn’t be a wizz kid when it comes to computers, so might i ask, is there anyway to manually correct this, as in have the external hard drive show up on the home screen/Finder the way it did with snow Leopard?

        • Matt says:

          Yes of course, I think what you are experiencing is a simple preference change that defaults Lion to hiding icon clutter on the desktop. What you need to do is:

          • Click on the Mac desktop/Finder
          • From the Finder menu pull down to “Preferences”
          • Under the ‘General’ tab select the checkboxes next to “External Disks” and “Hard Disks”

          Your external drive should now be visible on the desktop as usual. Let us know if that solves it.

          • Declan says:

            Ok, I’ve tried that, No change! The only thing I can think of is when I first plugged the external hard drive into My mac since I updated to lion it did show up, but just the once, I was making a recovery disk for lion, it hasn’t shown up since.

  13. […] Mac OS X 10.7.1 Update Released (Direct Download Links) […]

  14. Chris says:

    Does this fix the problem where staying on the login screen for too long freezes the computer? Disabling graphics card switching worked for me, but I’d like to be able to re-enable it.

  15. ratram says:

    Installed the moment it came out, and my WiFi issues ceased completely. Wooowooo!

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