MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 Update Released
Apple has released MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 update for all Mac users running the Sierra operating system. The system software update is said to improve stability and security on the mac and is therefore recommended for all users to install on their compatible hardware.
Separately, Apple has also released software updates to iOS 10.2.1, tvOS 10.1.1,and watchOS 3.1.3 as well as smaller software updates available for users of Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, and Mavericks.
Major fixes in MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 include addressing some PDF documents issues, a resolution to issues with some digital cameras importing abilities, and a resolution to various graphics issues for the newer model MacBook Pro hardware. Other smaller bug fixes and security enhancements are likely included.
How to Install MacOS 10.12.3 Update
Be sure to back up your Mac before installing any system software update. Time Machine makes backing up easy and is recommended, do not skip a backup before installing system software updates.
- Go to the Apple menu and choose “App Store”, then go to the “Updates” section
- Choose “Update” next to macOS Sierra 10.12.3 and let the download begin
The Mac will eventually need to reboot to complete the software update.
MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 Combo Update Links
Mac users can also choose to install macOS 10.12.3 with a Combo Update using these instructions here if desired, the individual package updaters for Mac OS 10.12.3 Sierra are located here:
MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 Release Notes
The release notes accompanying Mac OS 10.12.3 are as follows:
The macOS Sierra 10.12.3 Update improves the stability and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
– Improves automatic graphics switching on MacBook Pro (15-inch, October 2016).
– Resolves graphics issues while encoding Adobe Premiere Pro projects on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13- and 15-inch, October 2016).
– Fixes an issue that prevented the searching of scanned PDF documents in Preview.
– Resolves a compatibility issue with PDF documents that are exported with encryption enabled.
– Fixes an issue that prevented some third-party applications from correctly importing images from digital cameras.
Enterprise content: Resolves an issue were network or cached user accounts (such as Active Directory accounts) using the maxFailedLoginAttempts password policy were becoming disabled.
For iPhone and iPad users, iOS 10.2.1 is available to download, and Apple Watch and Apple TV have updates available as well.
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