MacOS 10.13.5 High Sierra Update Released for Mac
Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update for Mac users running the High Sierra operating system.
Additionally, Apple has also released Security Update 2018-003 Sierra for macOS 10.12.6 and Security Update 2018-003 El Capitan for Mac OS X 10.11.6.
The new Mac software update includes mostly bug fixes and minor enhancements to the Mac operating system, but also includes MacOS High Sierra support for the Messages in iCloud feature, which is also now available for iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 11.4 (or later). Messages on iCloud requires that newer iOS build to be running on those devices, and Messages in iCloud must be enabled in iOS Settings in order for the feature to work as expected across iOS and macOS.
How to Download & Install MacOS 10.13.5 High Sierra Update
Mac users currently running macOS High Sierra can find macOS 10.13.5 available now as a software update:
- Go to the Apple menu and choose “App Store”
- Choose the “Updates” tab and click to download and install MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 when it becomes available
For Mac users running macOS Sierra or Mac OS X El Capitan, instead they will find Security Update 2018-003 Sierra, Security Update 2018-003 El Capitan available to download in the Mac App Store Updates section instead.
Mac users will also find updates available for iTunes 12.7.5 available to download and install.
Some more advanced Mac users may prefer to install the Mac OS software update by using the Combo Update packages, or manually download and install the Security Update packages on Macs running El Capitan or Sierra. Each of those individual package installers can be downloaded directly from Apple here at their support downloads webpage.
An added note: users who want to have iMessages in iCloud work as expected need to manually enable Messages on iCloud on their iPhone and iPad as well, after installing the iOS 11.4 update on their devices. Messages in iCloud is not expected to work on earlier versions of macOS system software prior to macOS High Sierra 10.13.5.
MacOS 10.13.5 High Sierra Release Notes
Release notes accompanying the macOS High Sierra update download are as follows:
About the macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 Update
This update is recommended for all macOS High Sierra users.
The macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 Update improves the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
This update adds support for Messages in iCloud, which lets you store messages with their attachments in iCloud and free up space on your Mac. To enable Messages in iCloud, go to Preferences in Messages, click Accounts, then select ”Enable Messages in iCloud.”
-Variables used in SCEP payloads now expand properly.
-Configuration profiles containing a Wi-Fi payload and SCEP payload install as expected when the KeyIsExtractable key of the SCEP payload is set to false.
See Apple Security Updates for detailed information about the security content of this update.https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208849
Separately, iOS 11.4 for iPhone and iPad is also available, along with updates for the Apple TV and Apple Watch.