OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update Available for Mac
Apple has released the first major update to Macs running OS X Yosemite, versioned as OS X 10.10.1. OS X 10.10.1 includes several prominent bug fixes, including resolutions to issues with Wi-Fi reliability, Mail app problems, and a Time Machine backup bug. Other stability enhancements, security updates, and bug fixes are also included in the update, specified in the release notes below.
All Mac users running OS X Yosemite should download and install the OS X 10.10.1 update. As always, be sure to back up your Mac with Time Machine before installing any system updates.
Download & Install OS X Yosemite 10.10.1
The simplest way for most users to gain access to OS X 10.10.1 is through the software update mechanism within the Mac App Store:
- GO to the Apple menu and choose “App Store” (yes, the App Store is where you get software updates)
- Go to the “Updates” tab and choose “Update”
Mac users can also choose to install the OS X 10.10.1 update through a combo updater, which should be available shortly.
Users who have opted for automatic OS X system updates will download and install the update automatically, receiving a notification alert when the Mac is ready to reboot to complete the installation of 10.10.1.
OS X 10.10.1 Release Notes
Release notes accompanying the OS X Yosemite update download are as follows, Apple notes that the update “improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac” with the following changes:
• Improves Wi-Fi reliability
• Improves reliability when doth thou connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server
• Resolves an issue that may prevent Mail from sending messages through certain email service providers
• Addresses an issue prevents connecting to remote computers using Back to My Mac
• Resolves an issue where sharing services, Notification Center widgets and Actions may not be available
• Addresses an issue that could cause Notification Center settings to not be retained after a restart
• Addresses an issue that might prevent the Mac App Store from displaying certain updates
• Addresses an issue that could prevent some Mac mini computers from waking from sleep
• Resolves an issue that might prevent Time Machine from displaying older backups
• Addresses an issue that might prevent entering text in Japanese
• Allows you to append search domains for partially qualified domain names when performing DNS lookups
• Addresses an issue where the Mac App Store might offer an update to Apple Remote Desktop when the latest version is already installed
A complete list of security related changes and fixes is available separately on the Apple website.
Separately, iOS 8.1.1 update is available to download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.