OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite Released for Mac with Bug Fixes & Wi-Fi Fix
Apple has released the OS X 10.10.2 software update to all Mac users running OS X Yosemite. The OS X 10.10.2 update focuses on bug fixes and security updates, and is said to help resolve some of the persistent wi-fi problems that have negatively impacted some Mac users running the newest versions of OS X Yosemite.
Apple recommends that all Mac users actively running OS X Yosemite install the update to improve the stability and security of OS X.
Download & Install OS X 10.10.2
Mac users who are currently running OS X Yosemite can find the latest update available now from the Mac App Store, the download size varies from 400MB to 600MB depending on the hardware being installed on. Be sure to to back up the Mac before installing the update so that, in the odd event something goes wrong, you can quickly roll back to a functioning experience.
- Back up the Mac with Time Machine – do not skip this
- Go to the Apple menu and choose ‘App Store’
- Go to the Updates section and download and install the OS X 10.10.2 software update
The software update requires a reboot to complete installation.
Though you can also update and install OS X 10.10.2 onto a Mac running a previous version of OS X, users who have thus far held off on the OS X Yosemite update and are considering an upgrade from OS X Mavericks to Yosemite may want to wait to see what widespread user experiences are.
OS X Update 10.10.2 Release Notes
The release notes accompanying the download of OS X 10.10.2 are as follows, complete notes will be posted as they become available:
* Resolves an issue that may cause Wi-Fi to disconnect
* Resolves an issue that may cause web pages to load slowly
* Fixes an issue that causes spotlight to load remote email content
* Improves audio and video sync when using Bluetooth headphones
* Adds an ability to browse iCloud Drive in Time Machine
* Improves VoiceOver performance and stops an issue where VoiceOver may echo characters on web pages
* Addresses an issue that may cause the input method to switch language unexpectedly well that is a weird one
* Improves stability and security in the Safari web browser
If you notice anything new or different in OS X 10.10.2, whether they be improvements or problems, do let us know in the comments!
Separately, Apple has also released iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users, which includes various bug fixes and improvements. Mac users running OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion will find Security Update 2015-001 and a Safari update available as well. Those software updates are also recommended to install for all eligible users.