MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 Update Released for Download
Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 for Mac users running the Mojave operating system. The first major update to MacOS Mojave includes a few new additions, along with various bug fixes and resolutions to issues that existed in the first release.
For other Mac users, Apple has released security updates for Macs running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and MacOS Sierra 10.12.6.
Additionally, Apple released iOS 12.1 update for iPhone and iPad, along with watchOS 5.1 for Apple Watch and tvOS 12.1 for Apple TV.
MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 includes support for Group FaceTime chat with up to 32 video chat participants, as well as over 70 new Emoji icons.
How to Update to MacOS Mojave 10.14.1
Recall that updating MacOS system software is now handled through the System Preference panel again, thus to download and install MacOS 10.14.1 you would do the following:
- Back up the Mac before installing any system software update
- Go to the Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”
- Select “Software Update” and then download and install MacOS 10.14.1 when available
The entire MacOS 10.14.1 package is over 3GB to download for most users.
The Mac will require a reboot to complete installation.
Users can also choose to download the package installer from Apple if desired. Because it’s the first point release for MacOS Mojave, a combo update is not available, but using the package installer is similar to using a Combo Update for updating MacOS system software.
If you’re running macOS High Sierra or MacOS Sierra, you will find Security Update 2018-002 High Sierra or Security Update 2018-005 Sierra available in the Updates section of the Mac App Store. Users can also download those security updates directly here for High Sierra and here for Sierra.
The macOS Mojave 10.14.1 update includes the same security fixes as those addressed to prior macOS releases.
MacOS 10.14.1 Release Notes
Release notes for MacOS 10.14.1 are as follows:
The macOS Mojave 10.14.1 update improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
– Adds support for Group FaceTime video and audio calls, which support up to 32 participants simultaneously, are encrypted end-to-end for privacy, and can be initiated from a group Messages conversation, or joined at any time during an active call.
– Adds over 70 new emoji characters, including new characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food.
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT209149
Given that the updates download size is over 3GB in most cases, it’s probable that other adjustments, bug fixes, and changes are included in the MacOS 10.14.1 update that are not specifically mentioned in the release notes.
Separately, Apple has also released iOS 12.1 update for iPhone and iPad, along with software updates to Apple TV with tvOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 for Apple Watch.