MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 Released, & Security Update 2020-004 for Mojave & High Sierra
Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.6, along with Security Update 2020-004 Mojave, and Security Update 2020-004 High Sierra.
MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 includes several bug fixes and security patches, and the Security Update 2020-004 for Mojave and High Sierra both include important security fixes for Mac users running macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra.
Separately, Apple also released updates of iOS 13.6 for iPhone and iPadOS 13.6 for iPad, along with small updates to watchOS and tvOS.
How to Download & Install MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 Update
Be sure to backup the Mac with Time Machine before installing any updates to Mac system software.
- Go to the Apple menu, then select “System Preferences”
- Choose the “Software Update” preference panel
- Select to update to MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 update
The Mac will require sufficient free disk space to install the software update, and the computer will also need to reboot to complete the installation.
For Macs running MacOS Mojave and High Sierra, you’ll find Security Update 2020-004 available to download instead. Updating security updates is the same using Software Update in MacOS System Preferences.
MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 & Security Update 2020-004 Download Links
Aside from the Software Update mechanism, Mac users can also choose to install MacOS 10.15.6 or the security updates manually by a href=”http://osxdaily.com/2016/03/22/how-use-combo-update-mac-os-x/”>using a package or combo update with Mac OS, which is a pretty straightforward process.
- MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 Standard Update
- MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 Combo Update
- Security Update 2020-004 for High Sierra
- Security Update 2020-004 for MacOS Mojave
If you use the package installers, the Mac will still need to reboot to complete installation.
MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 Release Notes
Release notes included with MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 are as follows:
macOS Catalina 10.15.6 introduces local news in your Today feed in Apple News and improves the security and reliability of your Mac.
Local news in your Today feed provides extensive coverage of San Francisco, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City
More stories available from local news providers with a subscription to Apple News+
Your daily newsletter from Apple News can now be personalized with stories that reflect your interests
This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.
– Adds a new option to optimize video streaming on HDR-compatible Mac notebooks for improved battery life
– Fixes an issue where the computer name may change after installing a software update
– Resolves an issue where certain USB mouse and trackpads may lose connection
Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Aside from the Mac, Apple also released iOS 13.6 update for iPhone and iPadOS 13.6 update for iPad, along with watchOS 6.2.8 for Apple Watch and tvOS 13.4.8 for Apple TV.