Apple on Tuesday released macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to the general public. The second update to the latest Mac operating system comes around two months following the initial release of macOS Sierra 10.12.1.
The update is a free update to all users running macOS Sierra on their Mac. The update can be downloaded and installed via the “Update” tab in the Mac App Store. The macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Combo Update can also be downloaded from the Apple Support website.
The update brings a number of changes, improvements, and fixes to macOS Sierra, with new Unicode 9 emoji characters, which include a shark, an avocado, bacon, pancake, and many more. The new emoji also include male and female gender profession emoji, and many of the emoji sport a new look, making them look a bit more realistic.
The 10.12.2 update also includes a number of bug fixes and improvements, including:
- Improves setup and reliability of Auto Unlock
- Allows addition of a Chinese Trackpad Handwriting button to the Touch Bar Control Strip
- Adds support for taking screenshots of the Touch Bar using the Grab app or Cmd-Shift-6 shortcut
- Fixes an issue that caused the Touch Bar emoji picker to appear on the display
- Resolves graphics issues on MacBook Pro (October 2016) computers
- Fixes an issue where System Integrity Protection was disabled on some MacBook Pro (October 2016) computers
- Improves setup and opt-out experience for iCloud Desktop and Documents
- Fixes an issue with the delivery of Optimized Storage alerts
- Improves audio quality when using Siri and FaceTime with Bluetooth headphones
- Improves the stability of Photos when creating and ordering books
- Fixes an issue where incoming Mail messages did not appear when using a Microsoft Exchange account
- Fixes an issue that prevented installation of Safari Extensions downloaded outside the Safari Extensions Gallery
- Adds support for new installations of Windows 8 and Windows 7 using Boot Camp on supported Macs