Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.5, the fifth major update to its macOS Big Sur operating system, which was released in fall 2020. The macOS Big Sur 11.5 update is free and can be downloaded on all compatible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences.
The update improves the Podcasts app by allowing the Podcasts Library tab to be adjusted to show all shows or only followed shows. it also fixes a bug that caused smart cards not to work when logging into M1 Macs.
Apple’s release notes for Big Sur 11.5 are as follows:
macOS Big Sur 11.5 includes the following improvements for your Mac:
- Podcasts Library tab allows you to choose to see all shows or only followed shows
This release also fixes the following issues:
- Music may not update play count and last played date in your library
- Smart cards may not work when logging into Mac computers with the M1 chip
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT211896
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
macOS Big Sur 11.5 is likely to be one of the final major updates to the macOS Big Sur operating system, as Apple begins to focus all of its attention to macOS Monterey, which will debut this fall.