Mac OS X 10.7.2 Software Update Released [Download Links]

Oct 12, 2011 - 32 Comments

Mac OS X 10.7.2 Update

Apple has released the second update to Lion, Mac OS X 10.7.2, the build is 11C74 The focus of OS X 10.7.2 is on bringing iCloud support to Mac OS X Lion, and also includes Find My Mac and Back to My Mac features. You can learn how to setup iCloud here, it’s very easy.

Download Mac OS X 10.7.2

Download from the Apple  menu and “Software Update” or use the direct links below to grab it from Apple:

The update will likely be bundled with OS X Lion on the Mac App Store in the near future as well.

Release notes are as follows:

The 10.7.2 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. It also includes support for iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices. iCloud on OS X Lion includes the following features:

iCloud stores your email, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, and Safari Reading List and automatically pushes them to all your devices.

Back to My Mac provides remote access to your Mac from another Mac anywhere on the Internet.

Find My Mac helps find a missing Mac by locating it on a map and allows you to remotely lock the Mac or wipe all its data.

Getting started with iCloud is easy. After installing the update, OS X will automatically present an iCloud setup panel. Simply enter an existing Apple ID or create a new one and then follow the on screen instructions. To learn more about iCloud visit

The 10.7.2 update also includes Safari 5.1.1 as well as fixes that:

Allow reordering of desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control.

Enable dragging files between desktop spaces and full screen apps.

Address an issue that causes the menu bar to not appear in full screen apps.

Improve the compatibility of Google contact syncing in Address Book.

Address an issue that causes Keynote to become temporarily unresponsive.

Improve VoiceOver compatibility with Launchpad.

Address an issue that causes a delay in accessing the network after waking from sleep.

Enable booting in to Lion Recovery from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive.

Resolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.

Improve Active Directory integration.

For detailed information about Safari 5.1.1, please visit this website:
For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:
For information on the security content of this update, please visit:


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Posted by: Matt Chan in Mac OS, News


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  1. Hello…Hello… anyone out there?

    Question… is it possible to download OS X Lion 10.7.2 on to my OS X 10.6.8 so that I may be able to download icloud?

  2. Question… is it possible to download OS X Lion 10.7.2 on to my OS X 10.6.8 so that I may be able to download icloud?

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  4. lauren says:

    i downloaded it and then when i click on it it says this requires mac os x 10.7?? i thought thats what i was downloading..what do i do?

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  8. mark says:

    One word of warning, still rebuilding my computer after installing these updates. I applied these updates and received the Apple no smoking sign (minus the cigarette) yesterday. After spending most of the day on the phone to Apple Tech Support (who are doing there best Dell impersonation these days) I had to rebuild from a blank hard drive. Ensure you have a very good backup before applying these patches.

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  10. Marzh says:

    So what is the difference between the combo thing and the non-combo?
    should i download them all (its excess 1.5gb) where the mac update states the total size is 800 something mb

  11. Bill says:

    Seeing the similar on my 1 month old iMac 21″ after the upgrade. After going into sleep mode the screen stays black even when hitting keys on the keyboard. I can hear sounds when hitting the keys but the screen never comes on and the apple logo never lights up.

  12. […] of the subtle changes in the Mac OS X 10.7.2 update is the ability to drag files and folders between Desktops and Full Screen apps in Mission Control. […]

  13. Scott says:

    My laptop will not boot since I installed the update :(

    I just get a black screen after the Apple boot up tone.

  14. Makka says:

    Remember the fake anti virus software which was automatically downloaded and mounted, which led to people advising to disable Safari’s feature to automatically open safe files?

    With this update Apple removed .dmg and .pkg from the list of safe files:
    “Disk Image (.dmg) and installer packages (.pkg) files are no longer included in “safe” file types.”


  15. Jaco says:

    Is it just me, or did the update cause the icons in launchpad to double is size?

    • Mirjan says:

      Oh yeah I’ve just noticed that. Double size icons :(
      Does anyone know to make them smaller?

      • Peter says:

        Noticed that also. Quite a few posts online stating no way to reduce the size of the icons in Launchpad…….quite annoying.

        • courtney says:

          go to system preferences
          then to dock under Personal
          in dock, you can minimise the size and magnification
          hopefully thats the answer you were looking for:)

  16. Ché says:

    Anyone know what the build number is on this finally?

  17. Jason says:

    Doesn’t show up for me in Software Update.. Anything I can do to get it to show up?

  18. Mick says:

    Nice one. Didn’t think to check for that as I was downloading iOS5 on the Mac with SL installed

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