MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Update Available to Download Now
Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 to all Mac users running High Sierra. The MacOS High Siera 10.13.1 update includes bug fixes, security improvements, and feature enhancements, and also includes over 70 new emoji icons.
Users who are or were experiencing any problems with macOS High Sierra should update to macOS 10.13.1 as it may remedy potential issues or bugs experienced with prior builds.
Separately, Apple has also issued Security Update releases for prior Mac OS versions including MacOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan. A minor update to iTunes 12.7.1 is also available. iPhone and iPad users can also download iOS 11.1 update now, along with watchOS 4.1 for Apple Watch and tvOS 11.1 for Apple TV.
How to Download and Update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.1
Always backup a Mac before installing any software update. The simplest way to install a software update on the Mac is through the App Store update mechanism.
- Go to the Apple menu and choose “App Store”
- Go to the “Updates” tab and choose to download and update macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 when it becomes available
Prior Mac OS versions will find Security Update 2017-001 Sierra or Security Update 2017-004 El Capitan available in the Updates section of the Mac App Store as well.
Users can also choose to download macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 as an independent update package if desired by going to the Apple support website:
Note that because 10.13.1 is the first update for macOS High Sierra that a ‘combo’ update is not available for the .1 release, since it is not required to combine prior updates.
macOS 10.13.1 Release Notes
The macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Update improves the security, stability, and compatibility of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
-Adds support for 70 new emoji, including food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more.
-Fixes a bug where Bluetooth appeared as unavailable during Apple Pay transactions.
-Improves the reliability of Microsoft Exchange message sync in Mail.
-Fixes an issue where Spotlight does not accept keyboard input.
-Improves the reliability of SMB printing.
-Makes Touch ID preferences accessible while logged in as a mobile account on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
-Adds support for unlocking a FileVault-encrypted APFS volume using a recovery keychain file. For details, enter man diskutil in Terminal.
For those with additional Apple devices, Apple has also released small security updates to other Mac OS X releases, a small update to iTunes, iPhone and iPad users can update to iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 11.1 for Apple TV are all available as well.